In 2015, King County and 13 cities signed on to a climate initiative known as King County-Cities Climate Collaboration, or K4C. It outlined a commitment to reduce greenhouse emissions compared to by 25 percent of 2007 levels by 2020, 50 percent by 2030 and 80 percent by 2050. The initiative also suggested implementing policies that would put a price on carbon, reduce vehicle miles traveled, concentrate urban growth and push for renewable energy use.
Now, a group comprised of residents and environmental groups — a coalition tentatively known as K5C — is saying that the county and municipalities are not following through. The group is hosting a meeting on May 19 at the East Shore Unitarian Church in Bellevue to discuss strategies to put more pressure on municipalities to meet those emissions goals.