As reported in the Outlook Valley Sun on May 11, the last City Council meeting featured an enlightening presentation from the South Coast Air Quality Management District about grant money available to help businesses and residents reduce air pollution.
For neighbors and business owners interested in discussing further how climate change may affect the world your children live in, curious about what we can do to make a difference or skeptical about the whole issue, please take advantage of a great opportunity to informally talk over refreshments with neighbors and consultants from EcoShift about our city’s Climate Action Plan.
Two meetings will be held at City Hall this week, with one today, May 18, from 6-8 p.m. and another on Saturday, May 20, from 1-3 p.m. We need ideas from residents and businesses to help the City Council develop a new Climate Action Plan tailored to the needs of our city. We are falling behind cities like Pasadena, South Pasadena, San Marino and Claremont, who have taken important steps toward a greener, cleaner and healthier future by banning gas-powered leaf blowers or partnering with the Joint Power Alliance to provide green energy alternatives for residents.
I urge residents to help create a roadmap for the city’s future by adding their voices to these important conversations.
La Cañada Flintridge
First published in the May 18 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.