Electeds, tribes, unions, organizations and individuals ask WA Leg to Fix HB1099

HB 1099 is built on consensus supported by housing advocates, environmental justice groups, unions, local governments, state agencies, tribes, and more.

We have collaborated for a year and a half on this legislation for a shared vision of responsible, just, and sustainable climate planning in Washington.

Now it’s time to make that vision a reality before some of our largest and fastest-growing communities undergo their 2024 comprehensive plan updates.

Below is our Fix HB1099 Coalition Support letter, calling on the Washington Legislature to reincorporate critical VMT and GHG emissions reduction requirements in HB1099, which were removed by an amendment passed in the Senate Ways and Means Committee. We have until Thursday, March 10th to #FixHB1099.

To date, the letter has been signed by:

33 local elected officials
2 tribal governments
3 cities
7 labor unions
70 organizations/groups
122 individuals

To add your name, group, or organization to the letter, click here.


March 4, 2022

Dear members of the WA Legislature,

We the undersigned ask you to pass HB 1099 with GHG and VMT reductions.

HB 1099 is a bill built on consensus supported by housing advocates, developers, environmental justice groups, labor unions, local governments, state agencies, tribal governments, and climate resiliency advocates. We have collaborated for a year and a half on this legislation for a shared vision of responsible, just, and sustainable climate planning in Washington. Now it’s time to make that vision a reality before some of our largest and fastest-growing communities undergo their 2024 comprehensive plan updates

HB 1099 is a climate bill, a housing bill, a transportation bill, and an environmental justice bill. As originally written, HB 1099 would ensure that Washington’s largest counties are planning to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, which will be achieved, in part, through promoting new housing development in our communities served by transit. HB 1099 also ensures that all Washington communities are planning for climate hazards (like wildfires, drought, and sea-level rise) and ensuring community resiliency.

Unfortunately, an amendment adopted in the Senate Ways and Means committee cuts this bill in half, eliminating the requirements for greenhouse gas emissions and vehicle miles traveled reductions.

The most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report warns that the “magnitude and rate of climate change and associated risks depend strongly on near-term mitigation and adaptation actions.” The report goes on to say that “climate-resilient development prospects are increasingly limited if current greenhouse gas emissions do not rapidly decline.”

The science is clear: we have no time to waste in reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. What’s more — our ability to plan for climate resiliency hinges on our current efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. HB 1099 provides a clear path forward for Washington communities to reduce emissions and plan for a climate-resilient future. However, the bill as adopted by the Ways and Means Committee only addresses half of the crisis.

As individuals, organizations, and governments committed to transit-oriented communities, housing affordability, climate resilience, and environmental justice, we call upon you to please pass HB 1099 with full funding for implementation on the local level and restore the GHG and VMT reduction provisions in conference.

Signed

Local Elected Officials:

Mayor Angela Birney, City of Redmond

Mayor Cheryl Selby, City of Olympia

Mayor Mason Thompson, City of Bothell

Mayor Nigel Herbig, City of Kenmore

Mayor Pro Tem Ty Stober, City of Vancouver

Executive Dow Constantine, King County

Deputy Mayor Jay Arnold, City of Kirkland

Deputy Mayor Rami Al-Kabra, City of Bothell

Council President Breean Beggs, Spokane City Council

Council President Jessica Forsythe, Redmond City Council

Council Vice President Vanessa Kritzer, Redmond City Council

Council Chair Claudia Balducci, King County Council

Council Chair Derek Young, Pierce County Council

Councilmember Amy Falcone, Kirkland City Council

Councilmember Chris Roberts, Shoreline City Council

Councilmember Dan Strauss, Seattle City Council

Councilmember Dani Madrone, Olympia City Council

Councilmember Dontae Payne, Olympia City Council

Councilmember Janice Zahn, Bellevue City Council

Councilmember Jenne Alderks, Bothell City Council

Councilmember Kaylee Galloway, Whatcom County Council

Councilmember Kim Harless, Vancouver City Council

Councilmember Kristiana de Leon, Black Diamond City Council

Councilmember Kristina Walker, Tacoma City Council

Councilmember Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin , Port Angeles City Council

Councilmember Lisa Parshley, Olympia City Council, and Chair of the Thurston County Climate Action Steering Committee

Councilmember Megan Dunn, Snohomish County Council

Councilmember Ryan Mello, Pierce County Council

Councilmember Ryan Walters, Anacortes City Council

Councilmember Sarah Perry, King County Council

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, Seattle City Council

Councilmember Yen Huynh, Olympia City Council

Commissioner Don Orange, Port of Vancouver

Tribes:

Puyallup Tribe of Indians

Tulalip Tribes

Local Jurisdictions:

Association of Washington Cities

City of Issaquah

City of Redmond

City of Tacoma

Labor:

IUPAT, DC 5

SEIU 775

SEIU 925

SEIU Healthcare 1199 NW

Teamsters 117

UAW Local 4121

UNITE HERE Local 8

Organizations:

350 Eastside
350 Seattle
350 Spokane
350 Tacoma
350 West Sound Climate Action
350 Yakima
36th LD Environmental Caucus
37th LD Environment and Climate Caucus
43rd District Democrats
Alliance for Community Engagement SWWA (ACE)
American Farmland Trust
American Institute of Architects Washington Council
APIC Spokane
Atlas Action Alliance
Audubon Washington
BE: Seattle
Black Hills Audubon Society
Blue Mountain Audubon Society
Bothellites for People Oriented Places
Climate Solutions
Earth and Climate Action Ministry of East Shore Unitarian Church
Eastside Audubon
Eastside For All
Forterra NW
Friends of Clark County
Friends of Pierce County
Friends of Sammamish Valley
Friends of the Columbia Gorge
Friends of the San Juans
Front and Centered
Fuse Washington
Futurewise
Greater Spokane Progress
Housing Development Consortium
League of Women Voters of Washington
LGBTQ Allyship
Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society
Move Redmond
Our Climate
Pilchuck Audubon Society
Puget Sound Partnership
RE Sources
Salmon Creek Farmers Market
Sammamish Valley Alliance
Sammamish Valley Grange #286
Seattle 500 Women Scientists
Seattle Parks Foundation
Share The Cities Action Fund
Sierra Club Washington State Chapter
Sightline Institute
South Seattle Climate Action Network
Spokane Community Against Racism (SCAR)
Surfrider Foundation
Tacoma Ministerial Alliance
The Climate Reality Project’s King County WA Chapter
The Lands Council
The Nature Conservancy in Washington
The Tacoma Ministerial Alliance
The Urbanist
The Whatcom Peace & Justice Center
Transportation Choices Coalition
Vancouver Audubon Society
WA Community Alliance
Washington Bikes
Washington Conservation Voters
Washington Environmental Council
Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility
Washington State Public Health Association
Welcoming Wallingford

Businesses:

PCC Community Markets

Individuals:

Alex Berger
Alexander Val
Allen Gibbs, Pilchuck Audubon Society President
Alona Steinke
Amy Madden, State Committee Member, 43rd LD Democrats
Amy Theobald
Amy Wheeless, LD 36 PCO
Andres Hiltbrunner
Andrew Buchanan
Andrew Katz, LD 43
Ann Foster, Salmon Creek Farmers Market
Anna Berman, LD 36
Aparna Varadharajan, Redmond resident and sustainability professional
Arlette Lopez
Autumn Salamack
Ben Backstrom
Ben Jensen
Beverly Parsons
Brett Folkins
Brian Wilcock
Cam Solomon
Cara Cruickshank, LD 23- with Kitsap Environmental Coalition & the WA Community Rights Network
Carol Killingsworth
Carol Price
Cathryn Chudy
Cindy Rose
Claire Martini
Coleen Anderson
D Darnell
Dan Streiffert, Conservation Chair: Rainier Audubon Society
Darrell Johnson
Debbie Stempf
Deborah Beckwin
Diane Dempster
Doris Brevoort, PhD, LD 10
Dr. David Jones
Dr. Kristina Soman-Faulkner /Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility
Dr. Philippa Webster
Eliza Kronenberger
Elizabeth Backstrom, MPA
Elizabeth Probus, LD 37
Eric Fjellanger
Ericson Maxwell
Erin Albanese
Frances Merenda, LD 36 PCO
Ginna Correa
Greg Quetin, Olympia, Climate Scientist
Harish Kulkarni, Redmond resident
Heidi Cody
Henry Roller
Hester Serebrin
Hilary Seidel
Holly Gadbaw, Former Mayor of Olympia
Ian Crozier, AICP
Ingrid Anderson
Ingrid Elliott
Jacob Lee
James Apa
James Little
Janae Huber, Co-founder of Olympians for People-Oriented Places
Jared Howe
Jaye Stover, Futurewise
Jeff Budrys RN
Jesse Swingle
Jim Street
Joe A. Kunzler
John Rose
Jonathan Lawson
Joshua Rubenstein, LD 46
Julia Buck, LD 36 PCO
Julie Martinson
Kaitlyn Domenech, San Juan County
Katherine Woolverton
Kathleen Heiman, LD 5
Kathleen Heiman, Mother, Voter and Constituent in LD5
Kathy Dawson, The Climate Reality Project’s King County WA Chapter
Kathy McCormick, retired WA citizen
Kayla Bonn-Andres
Kelsey Wylie
Kimberly Linden, MS CRC Rehabilitation Counselor/Mental Health Therapist
Kriss Kevorkian, PhD, MSW Legal Rights for the Salish Sea
Larry Leveen
Larry Leveen
Laura Ackerman
Lauren Sommer
Lily Aguilar, LD 5 PCO
Linda Hoffman, former Thurston County Administrator and Department of Ecology Director
Lisa Hurt
Lusa Steele
Margaret Tufft
Marian Magai, 37th District Environmental and Climate Caucus
Marilyn Boyd
Mark Brunson
Mark Foutch, Former Mayor, City of Olympia
Martin Gibbins, LD 5
Mary Connolly, LD 27
Matthew Trecha
Melissa Ivy
Melissa Roberts
Meralina Morales
Meridian Green
Mike McCormick, FAICP; first director of the WA Growth Management Program
Mike Petersen
Miranda Marti, LD 36
Monica Zazueta
Natalie Bicknell, The Urbanist
Nelson White
Nina Carter, Former Growth Management Hearings Board Member
Pam Borso
Pam Pritzl
Patti Kilpatrick
Peter Fels
Peter Mumford
Phil Ritter
Phillip G Linwick
R. Brent Lyles, Executive Director, Friends of the San Juans
Ray Dubicki
Rebecca VanHorne
Rian Watt, Elections Committee Chair, The Urbanist
Roan Ontjes-DeGroot; Orcas Island High School Student
Rob Fusco, LD 43
Robert Eiffert
Robin Gitelman, LD 41
Rosann Wuebbels
Ryan Lorey
Ryan Meiers
Ryan Wilson, LD 43
Samuel Trahan
Sarah L Richards
Sarah Reyneveld, Attorney & Vice Chair, WCV
Sarah Udelhofen, Program Manager at Commute Seattle and Co-Chair of the Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board
Serene Chen, LD 37
Sheri Feld, LD 36
Stefanie Schweer
Susannah Spock, Clallam County resident
Tamar Shuhendler
Trina Davis, MD
Veronika Coleman
Virginia L Linwick
Xen Eldridge, LD 3
Zachary Smith-Evans

Electeds, tribes, unions, organizations and individuals ask WA Leg to Fix HB1099

HB 1099 is built on consensus supported by housing advocates, environmental justice groups, unions, local governments, state agencies, tribes, and more.

We have collaborated for a year and a half on this legislation for a shared vision of responsible, just, and sustainable climate planning in Washington.

Now it’s time to make that vision a reality before some of our largest and fastest-growing communities undergo their 2024 comprehensive plan updates.

Below is our Fix HB1099 Coalition Support letter, calling on the Washington Legislature to reincorporate critical VMT and GHG emissions reduction requirements in HB1099, which were removed by an amendment passed in the Senate Ways and Means Committee. We have until Thursday, March 10th to #FixHB1099.

To date, the letter has been signed by:

33 local elected officials
2 tribal governments
3 cities
7 labor unions
70 organizations/groups
122 individuals

To add your name, group, or organization to the letter, click here.


March 4, 2022

Dear members of the WA Legislature,

We the undersigned ask you to pass HB 1099 with GHG and VMT reductions.

HB 1099 is a bill built on consensus supported by housing advocates, developers, environmental justice groups, labor unions, local governments, state agencies, tribal governments, and climate resiliency advocates. We have collaborated for a year and a half on this legislation for a shared vision of responsible, just, and sustainable climate planning in Washington. Now it’s time to make that vision a reality before some of our largest and fastest-growing communities undergo their 2024 comprehensive plan updates

HB 1099 is a climate bill, a housing bill, a transportation bill, and an environmental justice bill. As originally written, HB 1099 would ensure that Washington’s largest counties are planning to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, which will be achieved, in part, through promoting new housing development in our communities served by transit. HB 1099 also ensures that all Washington communities are planning for climate hazards (like wildfires, drought, and sea-level rise) and ensuring community resiliency.

Unfortunately, an amendment adopted in the Senate Ways and Means committee cuts this bill in half, eliminating the requirements for greenhouse gas emissions and vehicle miles traveled reductions.

The most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report warns that the “magnitude and rate of climate change and associated risks depend strongly on near-term mitigation and adaptation actions.” The report goes on to say that “climate-resilient development prospects are increasingly limited if current greenhouse gas emissions do not rapidly decline.”

The science is clear: we have no time to waste in reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. What’s more — our ability to plan for climate resiliency hinges on our current efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. HB 1099 provides a clear path forward for Washington communities to reduce emissions and plan for a climate-resilient future. However, the bill as adopted by the Ways and Means Committee only addresses half of the crisis.

As individuals, organizations, and governments committed to transit-oriented communities, housing affordability, climate resilience, and environmental justice, we call upon you to please pass HB 1099 with full funding for implementation on the local level and restore the GHG and VMT reduction provisions in conference.

Signed

Local Elected Officials:

Mayor Angela Birney, City of Redmond

Mayor Cheryl Selby, City of Olympia

Mayor Mason Thompson, City of Bothell

Mayor Nigel Herbig, City of Kenmore

Mayor Pro Tem Ty Stober, City of Vancouver

Executive Dow Constantine, King County

Deputy Mayor Jay Arnold, City of Kirkland

Deputy Mayor Rami Al-Kabra, City of Bothell

Council President Breean Beggs, Spokane City Council

Council President Jessica Forsythe, Redmond City Council

Council Vice President Vanessa Kritzer, Redmond City Council

Council Chair Claudia Balducci, King County Council

Council Chair Derek Young, Pierce County Council

Councilmember Amy Falcone, Kirkland City Council

Councilmember Chris Roberts, Shoreline City Council

Councilmember Dan Strauss, Seattle City Council

Councilmember Dani Madrone, Olympia City Council

Councilmember Dontae Payne, Olympia City Council

Councilmember Janice Zahn, Bellevue City Council

Councilmember Jenne Alderks, Bothell City Council

Councilmember Kaylee Galloway, Whatcom County Council

Councilmember Kim Harless, Vancouver City Council

Councilmember Kristiana de Leon, Black Diamond City Council

Councilmember Kristina Walker, Tacoma City Council

Councilmember Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin , Port Angeles City Council

Councilmember Lisa Parshley, Olympia City Council, and Chair of the Thurston County Climate Action Steering Committee

Councilmember Megan Dunn, Snohomish County Council

Councilmember Ryan Mello, Pierce County Council

Councilmember Ryan Walters, Anacortes City Council

Councilmember Sarah Perry, King County Council

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, Seattle City Council

Councilmember Yen Huynh, Olympia City Council

Commissioner Don Orange, Port of Vancouver

Tribes:

Puyallup Tribe of Indians

Tulalip Tribes

Local Jurisdictions:

Association of Washington Cities

City of Issaquah

City of Redmond

City of Tacoma

Labor:

IUPAT, DC 5

SEIU 775

SEIU 925

SEIU Healthcare 1199 NW

Teamsters 117

UAW Local 4121

UNITE HERE Local 8

Organizations:

350 Eastside
350 Seattle
350 Spokane
350 Tacoma
350 West Sound Climate Action
350 Yakima
36th LD Environmental Caucus
37th LD Environment and Climate Caucus
43rd District Democrats
Alliance for Community Engagement SWWA (ACE)
American Farmland Trust
American Institute of Architects Washington Council
APIC Spokane
Atlas Action Alliance
Audubon Washington
BE: Seattle
Black Hills Audubon Society
Blue Mountain Audubon Society
Bothellites for People Oriented Places
Climate Solutions
Earth and Climate Action Ministry of East Shore Unitarian Church
Eastside Audubon
Eastside For All
Forterra NW
Friends of Clark County
Friends of Pierce County
Friends of Sammamish Valley
Friends of the Columbia Gorge
Friends of the San Juans
Front and Centered
Fuse Washington
Futurewise
Greater Spokane Progress
Housing Development Consortium
League of Women Voters of Washington
LGBTQ Allyship
Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society
Move Redmond
Our Climate
Pilchuck Audubon Society
Puget Sound Partnership
RE Sources
Salmon Creek Farmers Market
Sammamish Valley Alliance
Sammamish Valley Grange #286
Seattle 500 Women Scientists
Seattle Parks Foundation
Share The Cities Action Fund
Sierra Club Washington State Chapter
Sightline Institute
South Seattle Climate Action Network
Spokane Community Against Racism (SCAR)
Surfrider Foundation
Tacoma Ministerial Alliance
The Climate Reality Project’s King County WA Chapter
The Lands Council
The Nature Conservancy in Washington
The Tacoma Ministerial Alliance
The Urbanist
The Whatcom Peace & Justice Center
Transportation Choices Coalition
Vancouver Audubon Society
WA Community Alliance
Washington Bikes
Washington Conservation Voters
Washington Environmental Council
Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility
Washington State Public Health Association
Welcoming Wallingford

Businesses:

PCC Community Markets

Individuals:

Alex Berger
Alexander Val
Allen Gibbs, Pilchuck Audubon Society President
Alona Steinke
Amy Madden, State Committee Member, 43rd LD Democrats
Amy Theobald
Amy Wheeless, LD 36 PCO
Andres Hiltbrunner
Andrew Buchanan
Andrew Katz, LD 43
Ann Foster, Salmon Creek Farmers Market
Anna Berman, LD 36
Aparna Varadharajan, Redmond resident and sustainability professional
Arlette Lopez
Autumn Salamack
Ben Backstrom
Ben Jensen
Beverly Parsons
Brett Folkins
Brian Wilcock
Cam Solomon
Cara Cruickshank, LD 23- with Kitsap Environmental Coalition & the WA Community Rights Network
Carol Killingsworth
Carol Price
Cathryn Chudy
Cindy Rose
Claire Martini
Coleen Anderson
D Darnell
Dan Streiffert, Conservation Chair: Rainier Audubon Society
Darrell Johnson
Debbie Stempf
Deborah Beckwin
Diane Dempster
Doris Brevoort, PhD, LD 10
Dr. David Jones
Dr. Kristina Soman-Faulkner /Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility
Dr. Philippa Webster
Eliza Kronenberger
Elizabeth Backstrom, MPA
Elizabeth Probus, LD 37
Eric Fjellanger
Ericson Maxwell
Erin Albanese
Frances Merenda, LD 36 PCO
Ginna Correa
Greg Quetin, Olympia, Climate Scientist
Harish Kulkarni, Redmond resident
Heidi Cody
Henry Roller
Hester Serebrin
Hilary Seidel
Holly Gadbaw, Former Mayor of Olympia
Ian Crozier, AICP
Ingrid Anderson
Ingrid Elliott
Jacob Lee
James Apa
James Little
Janae Huber, Co-founder of Olympians for People-Oriented Places
Jared Howe
Jaye Stover, Futurewise
Jeff Budrys RN
Jesse Swingle
Jim Street
Joe A. Kunzler
John Rose
Jonathan Lawson
Joshua Rubenstein, LD 46
Julia Buck, LD 36 PCO
Julie Martinson
Kaitlyn Domenech, San Juan County
Katherine Woolverton
Kathleen Heiman, LD 5
Kathleen Heiman, Mother, Voter and Constituent in LD5
Kathy Dawson, The Climate Reality Project’s King County WA Chapter
Kathy McCormick, retired WA citizen
Kayla Bonn-Andres
Kelsey Wylie
Kimberly Linden, MS CRC Rehabilitation Counselor/Mental Health Therapist
Kriss Kevorkian, PhD, MSW Legal Rights for the Salish Sea
Larry Leveen
Larry Leveen
Laura Ackerman
Lauren Sommer
Lily Aguilar, LD 5 PCO
Linda Hoffman, former Thurston County Administrator and Department of Ecology Director
Lisa Hurt
Lusa Steele
Margaret Tufft
Marian Magai, 37th District Environmental and Climate Caucus
Marilyn Boyd
Mark Brunson
Mark Foutch, Former Mayor, City of Olympia
Martin Gibbins, LD 5
Mary Connolly, LD 27
Matthew Trecha
Melissa Ivy
Melissa Roberts
Meralina Morales
Meridian Green
Mike McCormick, FAICP; first director of the WA Growth Management Program
Mike Petersen
Miranda Marti, LD 36
Monica Zazueta
Natalie Bicknell, The Urbanist
Nelson White
Nina Carter, Former Growth Management Hearings Board Member
Pam Borso
Pam Pritzl
Patti Kilpatrick
Peter Fels
Peter Mumford
Phil Ritter
Phillip G Linwick
R. Brent Lyles, Executive Director, Friends of the San Juans
Ray Dubicki
Rebecca VanHorne
Rian Watt, Elections Committee Chair, The Urbanist
Roan Ontjes-DeGroot; Orcas Island High School Student
Rob Fusco, LD 43
Robert Eiffert
Robin Gitelman, LD 41
Rosann Wuebbels
Ryan Lorey
Ryan Meiers
Ryan Wilson, LD 43
Samuel Trahan
Sarah L Richards
Sarah Reyneveld, Attorney & Vice Chair, WCV
Sarah Udelhofen, Program Manager at Commute Seattle and Co-Chair of the Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board
Serene Chen, LD 37
Sheri Feld, LD 36
Stefanie Schweer
Susannah Spock, Clallam County resident
Tamar Shuhendler
Trina Davis, MD
Veronika Coleman
Virginia L Linwick
Xen Eldridge, LD 3
Zachary Smith-Evans

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