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Jill Simmons
The Office of Sustainability and Environment delivers cutting-edge policies and effective programs to address Seattle's environmental challenges while creating vibrant communities and building shared prosperity. Visit the Key Initiatives page to see a list of all the program focus areas for our office. Call (206) 615-0817 for more information.

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Office of Sustainability and Environment RSJI Workplan

Equitable Development   Health   Housing   Jobs   Environment  

Equity area: Equitable Development

  Meet or exceed City goals and objectives for providing infrastructure, e.g. parks, transportation, sidewalks, access to technology, public art, etc. in all neighborhoods.


  Meet or exceed public investment standards, e.g. parks, transportation, sidewalks, access to technology, public art, etc. in neighborhoods that are primarily communities of color.

Partnerships:   Partner with City departments, the community and other institutions to achieve racial equality in the community
Action:  Work with the Urban Forest Interdepartmental Team to engage under-represented communities in SE Seattle around urban forestry City-provided services and events.

Measure: Number of street trees planted, number of T4N trees distributed, number of GSP events

Due Date(s):  12/31/2014

  Involve communities of color and refugee and immigrant communities in planning processes; all community members have the opportunity to participate in shaping the future of their neighborhoods.

Partnerships:   Partner with City departments, the community and other institutions to achieve racial equality in the community
Work with Got Green to organize a forum to engage diverse community members in a conversation about climate.
Due Date(s):  12/31/2014