SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL 2010 PRIORITIES
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Build a livable city for our future
Revitalize and focus the work of the Office of Economic Development, develop a coordinated strategy to grow green jobs and businesses, and act to improve Seattle’s business climate.
Promote smarter building design, business success, housing affordability, and neighborhood sustainability through revising the Multi-Family Land Use Code, effectively implementing the Housing Levy, changing zoning and land use rules in the South Downtown Neighborhoods and around light rail stations, and modifying zoning and adaptive re-use rules in industrial areas.
Strengthen Seattle’s relationships on the regional and state level.
Implement the next stages of the Zero Waste Strategy.
Adopt a carbon neutral goal for Seattle with specific milestones and implementation steps, along with a plan for adaptation to the effects of climate change.
HISTORY AND CULTURE
Support and enhance historic, cultural and recreational assets through smarter, more economically attractive preservation efforts and tools such as the Pike-Pine and Cultural Overlay Districts.
Foster safe, just and healthy communities for all
SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION
Develop a new partnership strategy with Seattle Schools in preparation for the renewal of the Families and Education Levy in 2011.
Conduct a rigorous and efficient confirmation process for a new Chief of Police, ensure that the Neighborhood Policing Plan is implemented, and support innovative and effective anti-crime programs.
RACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
Take action to promote racial and social equity in city government actions and growth management planning.
Implement the Local Food Action Initiative, including making 2010 "The Year of Urban Agriculture," expanding the community garden program, and encouraging local food production and food-related businesses.
Adopt the initial neighborhood plan updates and ensure that updates are community-driven, visionary and pragmatic blueprints for managing growth.
Raise awareness around domestic violence and increase the effectiveness of City programs.
Invest public resources fairly and effectively
Adopt a sustainable 2011-2012 budget that continues to put people first by investing in human services and housing, and includes a set of performance measures and financial targets to reduce costs and increase program effectiveness.
Adopt a long-range strategic plan and new financial policies for Seattle City Light to keep focused on conservation and renewable resources for our future while ensuring financial stability and affordable rates.
Ensure that Seattle interests are effectively represented in the planning and implementation of the replacement of SR 520 and the Alaskan Way Viaduct, while developing a funding plan for the City’s work on the Seawall and Waterfront.
Identify funds for bicycle and pedestrian facilities, work towards an all electric transit system, including light rail, streetcars, and electric trolley buses, and strive for a fairly allocated source of funds for bus service connecting Seattle neighborhoods and connecting Seattle with job centers in other parts of King County.
ACCESS AND TRANSPARENCY
Implement new technology measures to provide increased citizen access to government through the public engagement portal and constituent relations management system, and explore a Smart Grid for electricity and expanded Broadband access.