A MESSAGE FROM CITY COUNCILOR REGINA ROMERO
TO: Tucson Citizens interested in Sustainability
SUBJECT: Invitation to participate in updating City of
Join us! Sustainability Framework Public Meetings Eckstrom-Columbus Library - 4350 East 22nd Street , Tucson, AZ 85711 July 24, 2012, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
August 23, 2012, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
On March 27, 2012, I requested a study session with Mayor and Council to move forward with a process to update our Sustainability Framework.
My motion was unanimously approved to have our citizen-led Climate Change Committee host two public meetings for citizens to participate and help shape the future of Tucson’s sustainability. The Climate Change Committee is appointed by Mayor and Council to represent the major thematic concepts of sustainability - environmental, economic, and social - and their mission is to advise Mayor and Council on sustainability policy issues. The Committee will present suggestions (with your participation) for Mayor and Council adoption in September 2012.
Mayor and Council adopted the existing City of Tucson Framework for Advancing Sustainability on July 8, 2008 - resolution #21012. You can find a copy of the Framework on the City’s Office of Conservation and Sustainable Development Website at http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/OCSD or here http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/files/ocsd/CMS1_032816.pdf .
Since 2008, Mayor and Council have adopted new policies, including the Climate Change Mitigation Report, the City/County Water and Wastewater Study and Action Plan, the Plastic Bag Ordinance and the Solar Incentives Policy. Additionally, the City of Tucson has been engaging the community on multiple discussions about Tucson’s future through Plan Tucson and through regional visioning groups such as Imagine Greater Tucson. This Framework is another opportunity to participate in helping craft sustainability goals for the City.
You can also offer comments at all the Mayor and Council meetings during Call to the Audience. You will be given 5 minutes to offer your suggestions. The meetings will be held at City Hall, 255 W. Alameda starting at 5:30 p.m. The meeting dates are: August 7, Sept. 5 and Sept.
11. I look forward to hearing your suggestions for a sustainable future!
Please contact Diana Rhoades at 837-4263 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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City Manager Richard Miranda
Office of Tucson City Councilor Regina Romero Ward 1 - 940 W. Alameda, Tucson, AZ 85745 http://www.tucsonaz.gov/ward1/ (