Alright, out of a sheer lack of time in my life, I’m resorting to printing press releases. My caveat is that I’m doing so because I think this is really cool. A lot of great people were involved in this effort and it’s nice to see Alameda being recognized for it’s hard work:
City Press Release:
On Friday, May 16, the City of Alameda received an Award of Merit from the American Planning Association (California Chapter-Northern Section) in the category of Innovation in Green Community Planning for its Local Action Plan for Climate Protection. Planning & Building Department staff and a member of the City’s Climate Protection Task Force who participated in the development of the Local Action Plan accepted the award at Friday’s banquet.
“The level of public participation that went into developing the Plan was remarkable – the Task Force meetings were very well-attended. It was a great beginning to an effort that will require significant public-private partnerships to meet the Plan’s goals,” said Art Autorino, a member of the Task Force.
The Local Action Plan, which sets a goal of reducing local greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 25% by 2020, was adopted by the City Council on February 5, 2008. This goal will be achieved through the implementation of 17 recommended initiatives outlined in the Plan, requiring a significant effort by the City and the community.
The Local Action Plan and other information regarding the City’s climate protection efforts may be downloaded from the City’s website at http://www.ci.alameda.ca.us/community/climate_protection.html.