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Guest opinion: City moving forward toward a sustainable, healthy future

Original post made on Apr 28, 2019

The Menlo Park City Council unanimously passed a Climate and Sustainability Resolution, setting forth an ambitious, detailed and appropriate framework of policy goals for both city greenhouse gas emissions reduction and natural environment protection.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, April 27, 2019, 8:07 AM

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Posted by Menlo Boomer
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Apr 28, 2019 at 10:35 am

Thank you, Ray, for continuing to emphasize these vague/symbolic gestures while simultaneously opposing SB50, which might actually make a GHG difference by fundamentally changing our land use/transportation patterns! I mean, on the one hand SB50 is endorsed by the National Resources Defense Council, Environment California, Fossil Free California, and California League of Conservation Voters, but on the other hand it might affect our treasured ~neighborhood character~. So, you know- better keep kicking the can!


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Posted by Menlocal
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Apr 28, 2019 at 12:08 pm

Mueller opposes SB50? That is reassuring news.
Thank for sharing another fantastic reason to support him.
Atherton City Councilmember Rick DeGolia wrote an editorial in the Almanac this week also opposing SB50.
Rick helped start Peninsula Clean Energy.

These two local electeds prove you can care about the environment and also have common sense.

@MenloBoomer thanks for sharing your thoughts about our neighborhoods - scary. Yikes.


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Posted by Amanda Y
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Apr 30, 2019 at 6:25 pm

If our politicians want to lead useful change they will focus their efforts less on spending scarce resources on very low return efforts like reducing greenhouse gases by using more electricity. Instead they should focus more on preventing catastrophic wildfires and improving the reliance of our very fragile power grid. Extended loss of power or a local wildfire will have a much greater negative impact on our community than the negligible positive impact we can make by reducing GHG. Sure maybe going all electric sounds sexy, but it’s low return. Plus do you really think PG&E’s neglected electric infrastructure can handle an all-electric society by 2013? Not a chance in a million.


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