December 10, 2019
The Sacramento City Council adopted a Climate Emergency Declaration on December 10, 2019. A huge thank you to all who gathered signatures, wrote letters and emails, met with council people and the Mayor, contributed to the discussions about the language, spent hours strategizing at organizing meetings, and raised signs in the City Council meeting.Sacramento Climate Coalition, http://sacclimatecoalition.org/blognews/sacramento-declares-a-climate-emergency
“The Climate Emergency Declaration represents another major step forward for the City of Sacramento in taking urgent action to fight back against this accelerating global crisis,” said Mayor Darrell Steinberg. “I have heard our community, especially our young climate activists, who have spoken so eloquently to urge those of us in elected office to protect their future through deliberate action. We must work together to drive down emissions, transform our economy, and include everyone in a just transition.”The Mayor’s Blog, https://engagesac.org/blog-civic-engagement/2019/12/10/8a1ekyr8su4q3vdyfpnjyau32dmul4
ECOS was a supporter of this resolution under the Sacramento Climate Coalition‘s suggestion and guidance.