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Please Adopt Reach Codes for our Great Green City

From: domainremoved <Erin>
Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2019 22:20:54 -0700

Dear Honorable Mayor Mueller and City Council Members,



I am writing to thank you for your past leadership in support of our
climate and in taking the next crucial step by adopting the proposed
Reach Codes
tomorrow evening. Cities and counties, companies, academic campuses,
hospitals, commercial kitchens and so many others are considering the very
same action in moving towards all-electric, carbon-free buildings because
they offer a triple win for economic bottom lines, our shared climate, and
public health.


Organizations and individuals in Menlo Park and beyond have already
outlined these benefits (thank you Menlo Spark and CA Decarb Coalition!)
providing the backbone for your historic action that can help our community
achieve demonstrable Climate Action (Plan) results. Residents in your City,
like my family, have already converted to all-electric hot water heating
and stoves because we care about the health of our families and don't want
fugitive methane emissions in our homes or atmosphere. This methane is 84
times more potent than carbon dioxide - so your action tonight will have 84
times the impact!


We also made the switch for resilience during natural disasters, our grid
can provide electricity within a few days whereas natural gas connections
may take months to reestablish. In an uncertain future with a rise in these
types of events (per the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change (IPCC) Report) and the urgency to reverse global temperatures (12
years and counting, also per the IPCC) your decision can ensure our City's
resilience, longevity and health. The world, and your residents, are
watching and confident that you will act tomorrow - my kindergartner and
preschooler's future depends upon it!



Sincerely, Erin Cooke (628 Cambridge Ave)
Received on Mon Aug 26 2019 - 22:14:21 PDT

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