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Seattle in the Spotlight: October 4th – October 10th, 2019

Metropolitan King County council member aims to speed up all-electric bus deadline to 2035, new survey shows tech workers vote and the top issues on their mind, and more in this week’s Seattle in the Spotlight.

Metropolitan King County Council Member Aims to Speed Up All-Electric Bus Deadline to 2035

Seattle Times | Mike Lindblom | October 9

“The Kohl-Welles plan, nicknamed Jump Start, is expected to be filed Wednesday, along with a proposal by Councilmember Rod Dembowski of northeast Seattle to promote green jobs, and a plan by Counci lmember Claudia Balducci of Bellevue to assist other governments and the community to monitor and cut carbon pollution in half by 2030. The proposals by Kohl-Welles and Doerr would accelerate a 2040 goal proposed by County Executive Dow Constantine to replace 1,400 diesel-hybrid buses with rechargeable electric vehicles.”

Do Tech Workers Vote? New Survey Shows They Do – and These are the Top Issues on their Minds

GeekWire | Monica Nickelsburg | October 7

“Tech workers in progressive cities such as Seattle and San Francisco have a bad rap when it comes to civic engagement…Now a new survey shows tech workers are more civically engaged than stereotypes suggest., a worker volunteer group surveyed 1,618 tech workers via invitations to their employers and industry organizations. Some 82 percent said they’re registered to vote and 52 percent of those registered say they vote in every election.”

Seattle Monorail Now Accepting ORCA Cards for Payment

Q13 | Q13 News Staff | October 7

“Starting Monday (Oct. 7), you can use your ORCA card at the Seattle Center Monorail. The one-way cost for adults is $3. It’s $1.50 for kids. The city is hoping people will use the cards to pay for access to Seattle Center, including the future new arena where NHL Seattle will play starting in 2021. The move is also designed to improve the Monorail’s integration with other transit options.”


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