Appendix A: Summary List of Recommended Actions Page 2

Sustainable Washington

Appendix A: Summary List of Recommended Actions Page 2

 

Section No. & Name

Action No.

Action Name

Getting Started

Making a Commitment

Expanding the Commitment

Local

Regional

State

3.5 Land Use

3.5.1

Add VMT reduction policies to county and regional plans

 

 

 

 

3.5.2

Evaluate your local transportation system

 

 

 

3.5.3

Educate your community on the benefits of compact communities

 

 

 

3.5.4

Designate compact development areas

 

 

3.5.5

Apply best practices for compact & transit-oriented developments

 

 

 

 

3.5.6

Provide incentives for planned activity centers

 

 

 

 

3.5.7

Target funds to planned activity centers/corridors

 

 

3.5.8

Amend regulations to support smart growth

 

 

 

 

3.5.9

Streamline SEPA review

 

 

 

 

3.5.10

Require affordable housing

 

 

 

 

3.5.11

Re-evaluate land use patterns and tools

 

 

 

 

3.5.12

Plan for density and mobility

 

 

 

 

3.5.13

Manage parking levels

 

 

 

3.5.14

Actively promote focused development

 

 

3.5.15

Establish TDR programs

 

 

 

3.5.16

Promote protection of historic buildings

 

 

 

 

3.5.17

Encourage refurbishing older buildings

 

 

 

 

3.5.18

Promote adaptation and infill over greenfield development

 

 

 

 

3.5.19

Create ordinances to discourage demolition and encourage reuse

 

 

 

 

3.5.20

Support deconstruction instead of demolition

 

 

 

 

3.5.21

Revise ordinances to address greenhouse greenhouse gas reductions

 

 

 

 

3.5.22

Establish siting policies

 

 

 

3.5.23

Evaluate public facility sites based on climate change issues

 

 

 

 

3.5.24

Prioritize funding

 

 

 

3.5.25

Foster development with public investment

 

 

 

3.5.26

Assess public facilities

 

 

 

 

3.5.27

Evaluate climate change impacts of land use alternatives

 

 

 

3.5.28

Levy carbon taxes or fees

 

 

 

 

Section No. & Name

Action No.

Action Name

Getting Started

Making a Commitment

Expanding the Commitment

Local

Regional

State

3.6 Mobility

3.6.1

Establish VMT reduction goals

 

 

3.6.2

Plan and fund a “complete streets” approach to transportation.

 

 

3.6.3

Support alternative travel modes in land use planning

 

 

3.6.4

Improve the bicycle and pedestrian environment

 

 

 

3.6.5

Increase public transit services and connections

 

 

 

 

 

3.6.6

Support Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) programs

 

 

 

 

 

3.6.7

Educate citizens on alternative transport

 

 

 

3.6.8

Require GHG reduction goals in local regional and State plans

 

 

3.6.9

Incorporate “green road” measures

 

 

3.6.10

Promote non-transportation solutions

 

 

3.6.11

Establish local multi-modal concurrency standards 

 

 

3.6.12

Tie State funding to multi-modal concurrency and GHG reduction goals

 

 

 

 

3.6.13

Remove hidden subsidies encouraging inefficient transportation and land use patterns

 

 

 

 

3.6.14

Develop buy-local initiatives 

 

 

 

3.6.15

Examine budget strategies

 

 

 

 

 

Section No. & Name

Action No.

Action Name

Getting Started

Making a Commitment

Expanding the Commitment

Local

Regional

State

3.7 Food Systems & Agriculture

3.7.1

Provide education on food security and agriculture

 

 

 

 

3.7.2

Develop farmland preservation ordinances

 

 

 

 

3.7.3

Develop right-to-farm ordinances

 

 

 

3.7.4

Assess water availability and demand

 

 

 

3.7.5

Incorporate water management strategies

 

 

3.7.6

Market locally and regionally produced agricultural goods to local consumers

 

 

 

 

3.7.7

Revise regulatory barriers

 

 

 

3.7.8

Encourage community supported agriculture (CSA)

 

 

 

 

3.7.9

Encourage more localized food sources

 

 

 

 

3.7.10

Provide planning support for farmland preservation

 

 

 

3.7.11

Provide incentives for farmland preservation

 

 

 

 

3.7.12

Support community gardens

 

 

 

 

3.7.13

Include food system issues in local plans

 

 

3.7.14

Expand direct connections to farm products

 

 

3.7.15

Encourage farm practices to reduce carbon emissions

 

 

3.7.16

Provide information on climate change to farm and forestry

 

 

3.7.17

Revise state farm valuation and taxes

 

 

 

3.7.18

Establish infrastructure funding limits

 

 

 

 

3.7.19

Support research and education

 

 

 

3.7.20

Establish water banking

 

 

3.7.21

Support start-up agriculture and food processing

 

 

 

 

3.7.22

Develop State food policies and charter

 

 

 

 

 

Section No. & Name

Action No.

Action Name

Getting Started

Making a Commitment

Expanding the Commitment

Local

Regional

State

3.8 Construction & Green Building Practices

3.8.1

Identify local barriers to permitting green building projects

 

 

 

 

3.8.2

Establish a public education and outreach program

 

 

 

 

3.8.3

Establish an integrated permitting process

 

 

 

 

3.8.4

Use fee reductions to encourage LID

 

 

 

 

3.8.5

Design, construct, and operate public facilities to green building standards

 

 

 

3.8.6

Conduct an audit of municipal buildings

 

 

 

3.8.7

Integrate green building and LID into engineering and design standards

 

 

 

 

3.8.8

Require GHG emissions reporting through SEPA

 

 

 

 

3.8.9

Revise parking requirements

 

 

 

 

3.8.10

Provide incentives for green building projects

 

 

 

 

3.8.11

Promote district or neighborhood scale efficiencies

 

 

 

 

3.8.12

Provide technical assistance to applicants

 

 

3.8.13

Remove barriers to alternative energy

 

 

 

 

3.8.14

Remove barriers to building deconstruction

 

 

 

 

3.8.15

Provide financial assistance for energy efficiency

 

 

3.8.16

Establish tree and vegetation retention ordinance

 

 

 

 

3.8.17

Support revisions to state-level building and energy codes

 

 

 

3.8.18

Strengthen local non-residential energy codes

 

 

 

 

3.8.19

Require integrated review for all projects

 

 

 

 

3.8.20

Remove barriers to rainwater harvesting and greywater recycling

 

 

 

3.8.21

Require mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions through SEPA

 

 

 

3.8.22

Advocate for increasingly aggressive building standards

 

 

 

 

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