Tag: Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC)

REGIONAL FOOD POLICY COUNCIL SECOND YEAR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

October 24th, 2012

The Regional Food Policy Council (RFPC) is housed at the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC), the principal regional planning entity covering King, Snohomish, Pierce, and Kitsap Counties.  I led the effort to create the RFPC, and now serve as its Chair.  The RFPC first met in September 2010, and we have now completed our second […]

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EMPLOYMENT GAINS IN SEATTLE

September 20th, 2012

Last month, the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) published final employment data for the region for 2011.  They showed that Seattle has become the driver for economic recovery in the region, with employment growth far exceeding that of other areas.  While total employment in the region increased by only 1% (from 1,673,000 in 2010 to […]

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CITIES TO PROTECT RURAL LAND UNDER TDR PROGRAM

April 10th, 2012

The Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) has approved a resolution that will engage cities in a Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) program to protect rural lands in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties.  Under this program, counties would buy the right to develop from landowners, thus ensuring that those lands will remain as farmland or other […]

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FOOD POLICY COUNCIL AND URBAN AG FORUM

September 28th, 2011

Local food initiatives continue to flourish in both the public and private sectors!

Creating public policy

This month marks the one-year anniversary for the Regional Food Policy Council (RFPC), our unique approach to developing a coordinated strategy to promote public policy supporting local, healthy food in our region. The RFPC is organized under the Puget Sound Regional Council (the four-county planning group for the Seattle metropolitan area), and includes some 30 representatives of government, business, labor, farm, and public interest groups.

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