There are definitely new winds blowing at the County. See the message below from Supervisor Lawson-Remer.
In honor of Earth Day, we are doing more than celebrating our planet, in partnership with Supervisor Fletcher and Supervisor Vargas respectively, I’m bringing forward three policies that will bring major changes to how the county operates:
- ALL County departments will create and implement Sustainability Plans, to advance sustainability in all aspects of how we work
- Explore how to restructure the County from top to bottom to center sustainability in all our operations
- Launch a Native Plants Landscaping Policy, the first of its kind in the country, to safeguard our precious local biodiversity
These would be major shifts in how the County operates so we need a big grassroots push to try to rally the votes to get these policies passed. We need your help to get these policies across the finish line.
All three of these agenda items are a dream come true for those of us who fight everyday for sustainability in our region. Collectively, these actions will foster a new direction for the County.
These actions to increase sustainability, equity, environmental justice, habitat protection and native plant landscaping will be heard by the Supervisors on May 5th where the Board will consider moving forward with these actions.
PLEASE help us make this a reality. Please be sure you read these the staff reports and file a Board comment of support for the May 5th meeting.
Agenda item 6, 7, and 8 – Here is where to make your comments.
Also, help us spread this far and wide! 🙂