September 7, 2010
The inaugural sustainability “report card” from the city touted Costco carpools, a community garden and affordable-housing construction in the Issaquah Highlands as signs of progress.
The report released last week packs data about environmental, economic and social health.
The “report card” is based upon recommendations from a 16-member panel assembled in 2008 by Mayor Ava Frisinger. The group, the Sustainability Sounding Board, formed a long-term sustainability plan and then set benchmarks for the city to track progress.
May 26, 2009
NEW — 6 a.m. May 26, 2009
The Sustainability Sounding Board, a group of community leaders appointed by Mayor Ava Frisinger, recently unveiled its long-term vision for a sustainable Issaquah, as well as recommendations for how the community can begin to measure its progress toward that goal.
In late 2008, Frisinger created the board, which includes 16 citizens and representatives from social service organizations, businesses and the environmental community. The board members met four times to develop its final report for the mayor, which will be presented to the City Council during its Committee-of-the-Whole meeting tonight.
December 17, 2008
UPDATED — 2:45 a.m. Dec. 17, 2008
Forecasts are predicting snow for Issaquah today.
The city of Issaquah’s Public Works Operations team has pretreated many roads in the city — including those located in the higher elevations and along major routes — with anti-icing material.
Officials are warning drivers to prepare for winter driving conditions.
December 15, 2008
Sustainability is the buzzword of the year, but really, how do you measure it? A diverse panel of 16 citizens is trying to answer the question.
Called the Sustainability Sounding Board, the group was convened this fall and has met three times. It meets again Dec. 17 to finish its concept of sustainability and how to measure it. Read more