- Aug 15, 2019 10:07 pm GMT
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Seattle is implementing a citywide Green New Deal, similar to the one already being propagated by Democrats in the Congress. Two important questions that readers of this community might want to know the answers to.
What does the deal mean for utilities?
Per the resolution, it means efforts to lower electric utility bills for low-income households. It also means additional revenue streams for them through an increase in use of electric vehicles and conversion of public transit to electric vehicles.
How will the city pay for it?
That's not still clear. The article mentions "hints" in the resolution, such as a congestion pricing to develop transit for low-income neighborhoods, using soda tax proceeds to fund healthy food initiatives etc. Of course, those initiatives are no guarantee that the deal will succeed. There is already dispute among the city's councillors on how to spend the $22.5 million that the city's soda tax garnered in a year-and-a-half.