Our District faces unique and difficult environmental challenges: In addition to leading one of the region's largest environmental groups and teaching at the UW School of Public Health, I have been a leader in our community to protect our environment in Seattle, Lake Forest Park and Kenmore for many years:
*Leading efforts to preserve trees and streams, including amending the law to ensure that downstream impacts of large developments on flooding and habitat are considered
*Working to protect the health of our children and the environment of Lake Washington from newly discovered toxic dioxins near Log Boom Park
*Representing community groups and organizing to prevent flooding and habitat destruction from large developments upstream from Kenmore and Lake Forest Park
*Advocating for improved transit service, and providing funds for sidewalks and bike lanes
*Legislation I introduced this year would require that every city consider the impact on meeting transit standards when large new developments are being approved, and to have developers pay their fair share for transit.
*Advocating to fund a pedestrian and bicycle bridge over I-5 to serve the Northgate Transit Center and North Seattle Community College, and a circulator bus for the transit center -- greatly reducing the number of car trips and need for new parking garages.