Plan to add electric-vehicle stations charges ahead

June 29, 2010

The city could change development rules to allow more electric-vehicle charging stations in Issaquah.

Council Land & Shore Committee members will discuss the proposed changes to the city Land Use Code on July 12. The full City Council will likely consider the electric-vehicle proposal by late summer.

Gov. Chris Gregoire signed legislation into law last year to ease development of infrastructure to accommodate electric vehicles.

The legislation mandated certain cities, including Issaquah, to allow battery-charging stations, battery-exchange stations and other electric-vehicle infrastructure. The mandate requires development rules to be amended in Issaquah and cities along Interstate 90 and other major arteries.

The city Planning Policy Commission discussed proposed code changes June 17.

Comp Plan changes favor electric cars

March 23, 2010

Officials could ease rules to allow more charging stations for electric vehicles in Issaquah, as the City Council considers the latest updates to the long-term growth blueprint. Read more

ISF director to stay another year

March 9, 2009

Robin Callahan

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City considers encouraging solar panels, wind turbines for homes

February 24, 2009

City planners are working to streamline the process for homeowners who want to add solar panels or wind turbines to their homes.

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New tree regulations are adopted

December 22, 2008

The City Council approved new tree-preservation regulations at its Dec. 15 meeting, and it is hoped that they will take the guesswork out of tree removal while also protecting the city’s green canopy.

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