Sustainability report shows progress

August 13, 2013

Goal to reduce carbon footprint experiences setback

Issaquah has shown positive results moving toward sustainability, for the most part.

The city’s Office of Sustainability released its 2013 report July 26, revealing a host of data on a variety of factors. Community heath, business diversity and environmental impact were among the many measured components for the year-old department to assess where the city stands on the many goals outlined to realize a vision of sustainability in the local economy, society and environment. While most of the areas evaluated show positive development, one of the most notable exceptions is the increase in the city’s carbon emissions.

The report is the continuation of an effort began in 2008 by the Mayor Ava Frisinger-led Sustainability Sounding Board, which compiled the vision and indicators to define the future health and quality of life for Issaquah.

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Issaquah sustainability ‘report card’ indicates successes, shortfalls

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.

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Board unveils sustainability recommendations for city

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.

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Closings, cancellations announced because of forecast

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.

The city of Issaquah now has a new Web page dedicated to local winter weather information. Read more

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City’s citizen panel gets a handle on sustainability

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

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