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Thank you

From: domainremoved <Judy>
Date: Thu, 2 May 2019 16:26:02 -0700

Dear Members of the City Council,

Although Diane Bailey sent me an email about the ceremony to adopt the Resolution on Climate and Sustainability on Earth Day, I was not able to attend. But now, reading the Resolution, I am so proud to be a resident of this forward-looking city. You really get it. You have outlined all the dire consequences of climate change, including that

"low-income communities, communities of color, the young, those with access and functional needs, the elderly and indigenous communities have suffered the gravest consequences of climate change”

and that

"common sense and morality indicate that humanity can no longer safely emit GHGs and current levels and must demand an urgent effort to rapidly reach zero emissions.”

Reading that last sentence made me catch my breath. Imagine, that our civic leaders understand that this is not simply an economic issue, but an ethical issue and, as you say, one of common sense: both of which are sorely absent in much of our civic life today—but present here, and eloquently expressed. I feel renewed hope reading the document. Also, you understand that reducing GHG will, in itself, improve the quality of life because all the things that come together to make that possible—more and better parks and trees, Bay restoration, smart buildings—provide free benefits to all and are not simply costs to be borne.

Thank you for all this wonderful work.

Sincerely,

Judy Windt
239 Elliott Drive
Received on Thu May 02 2019 - 16:20:55 PDT

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