Attend Durango City Council Meeting & Voice Support for Strong Climate Action

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Attend Durango City Council Meeting & Voice Support for Strong Climate Action

November 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

TAKE ACTION: ATTEND DURANGO CITY COUNCIL MEETING AND VOICE SUPPORT FOR STRONG CLIMATE ACTION
Tuesday, November 5th, 6:30- 7:30 pm
Join local residents to show your support for strong climate action by the City of Durango by attending the regular Meeting of City Council and bringing signs or making comments in support of strong action by City Council to address our changing climate.

What:  City Council Meeting
When: Tuesday, November 5th, 6:30-7:30pm
Where: 949 E. 2nd Ave, Durango CO – City Council Chambers

Bring:
1) Renewable energy/climate signs if you have them. You don’t have to speak, your choice.
2) Suggested comments if you would like to speak: Thank City Council for making a serious start on climate action by passing a resolution with goals for renewable energy and carbon reduction, and starting the process on city buildings.
3) Durango residents must press for (address 1 or more of the following issues):
  •  A new Durango City Manager who is committed to making significant, immediate progress on climate, is well versed in energy and/or environmental matters, and is able to implement our future complex path to carbon reduction and renewable energy.
  • An Advisory Board with meaningful input into City sustainability plans and decisions. This group should be composed primarily of consultant stakeholders able to provide pertinent expertise.
  • A dedicated funding stream for climate action work. Solid annual funding can come from several sources, including (in rough numbers) the $1 million generated by the LPEA Franchise Agreement; the $3 million from the General Fund usually committed to Parks and Rec (which also has a yearly $8.8 million dedicated funding stream); or new revenue. It appears only $50K is committed to actual sustainability work in 2020; a very weak start toward our new 2030 climate goals.
  • A transparent, well-publicized process of climate action efforts by the city. We should be able to quickly locate the City’s a) climate progress, b) accounta-bility for how sustainability funds are spent by each department, and c) a detailed city Goals Timeline.
Action: If you cannot come, please email citycouncil@durangogov.org with your comments. Thanks! 
Contact: Kirby MacLaurin at kirby.maclaurin@gmail.com 540-748-5124

Details

Date:
November 5
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm