Actions for a Livable Tri-Cities

Below is a list of ongoing issues and related actions the ALSC has taken.

For current public comments deadlines, Open Houses or other relevant meetings, please review the Event calendar.


Let’s Walk, Bike & Roll.

The Alliance advocates for an improved Walk, Bike, Roll infrastructure for the Tri-Cities. We strive for mobility equity, extra safety measures for vulnerable road users and an infrastructure encouraging active transportation.  Read more.

Recent actions taken by the ALSC or affiliates:

See event calendar for upcoming open houses and public meetings.

To participate and take action, send an email to alscboard@alsctc.org, or connect to one of the community organizers/organizations below.

Nature Preservation

The Alliance is proposing that city development is done mindfully and with an awareness of the health, ecological and economic importance of environmental protections. A checklist should be part of every development plan.

Recent actions taken by the ALSC or affiliates:

  • Cool and surprising footage from Tapteal Greenway trail cams.
  • Our affiliate, Futurewise, is encouraging restoration of riparian buffer zones preventing pollutants entering the water streams. A demonstration site is currently under way at Chiawana Park

View See event calendar for upcoming events, workshops or public meetings.

For more info, send an email to alscboard@alsctc.org or connect to one of the community organizations below.

Logo of the Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society

Columbia River Shoreline 

The Alliance is proposing that additional public meetings should be held and convened by a neutral facilitator, that a definitive position of CTUIR and other impacted tribes on the matter be in place, that Columbia River treaty negotiations between the US and Canada conclude, and that a true community-wide discussion and vetting of any proposed legislative proposal occurs.  Any reconveyance must be done in a mindful way, i.e. with environment protections, tribal involvement and recreational access for all.

Recent actions taken by the ALSC or affiliates:

View See event calendar for upcoming open houses and public meetings.

For more info, send an email to alscboard@alsctc.org or connect to one of the stakeholders below.

Water

Ongoing activities and advocacy efforts:

See event calendar for upcoming open houses and public meetings.

The Alliance can connect you to several sustainability issues in the Tri-Cities in regards to water. Being in a high desert climate, conservation is part of the efforts, maintaining high quality water for consumption, plus monitoring runoff,  the effects of a rising water temperature and point source pollution.  

For more info, send an email to alscboard@alsctc.org or connect to one of the community organizers/organizations below. 

Climate Resiliency

ALSC brings climate change awareness to our region and reviews new approaches that focus on impacts and change.

Information resources:

The Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) is an international, non-partisan, grassroots organization committed to creating the political will for a livable world. The WA Tri-Cities Chapter is just one of 200 across the world, serving the region of Richland, Kennewick, and Pasco. 

EVITA: An industry collaboration comprised of Energy Northwest, Benton PUD, Franklin PUD, Benton REA, City of Richland Energy Services, City of Ellensburg Energy Services and TRIDEC. (Brochure)

Get involved by sending an email to board@alsctc.org or connect to one of the community organizers/organizations below.  

Land Use and Economic Development

ALSC supports enhancing our environment, competitive economic advantage, and visual appeal through planning that incorporates mixed-use, well-connected, compact and equitable development.

Port of Kennewick historic waterfront district includes the port’s Clover Island, Columbia Gardens Wine & Artisan Village, The Willows and Cable Greens development sites. Everyone interested in future uses/amenities in Kennewick’s historic waterfront district

WHAT: Give feedback on preliminary development concepts

WHEN: Virtual presentation of development concepts: Monday, October 12 at 3 p.m.– or – Review concepts and comment online: October 10 through 18

WHERE: KennewickHistoricWaterfront.org