Recording Available: Sacramento County Measure A Meeting 9/14/23

In case you missed this special presentation about Measure A at the ECOS Climate Committee meeting on Thursday September 14, 2023 at 6:00pm, you can request a recording of the meeting. Just send an email to office[at]ecosacramento[dot]net for a copy of the recording.


6:00 Welcome and Introductions

6:10 Existing Sacramento County Measure A: What It Said, What It Has Done, What It Will Do

Sacramento County voters passed Measure A in 2004, a sales tax to fund transportation improvements through 2039. This presentation is designed to provide us with a basis of understanding and point of reference for a possible November 2024 ballot measure. Also, is there any flexibility to modify how future Measure A revenues may be used?

Co-presented by:

• Kevin Bewsey: Executive Director, Sacramento Transportation Authority
• Liam Huber: ECOS Intern; UC Davis Environmental Management & Policy


• Henry Li, CEO and General Manager of Sacramento Regional Transit
• Michael McKeever, former Executive Director of SACOG

Open Discussion, Q&A

7:05 General updates and announcements

This meeting is open to everyone interested in addressing some of our region’s most pressing challenges.

Click here to view the agenda in PDF.

End Fossil Fuels Action 9/17/23

In New York this September, the United Nations Secretary-General is hosting a first-of-its-kind Climate Ambition Summit to demand that nations stop the fossil fuel expansion that is driving the climate emergency. And thousands of activists around the world will take to the streets to demand their governments stop permitting fossil fuel projects.

Join us in Sacramento on Sunday September 17 to demand that Governor Newsom and President Biden End the Era of Fossil Fuels and commit to ending new permits and phasing out oil and gas production and declare a climate emergency.


Biden told us on the campaign trail that there would be no more oil drilling on federal lands. And yet, his administration has now permitted more fossil fuel projects than Trump, including Willow in Alaska, LNG in the Gulf, and fast-tracking the Mountain Valley Pipeline in the Virginias.

Biden’s failure is Newsom’s opportunity to show what real climate leadership looks like. While we have only seen 7 new oil drilling permits in California so far this year, oil drilling continues to happen just feet from homes, schools and hospitals all over the state.

This could be the moment that Newsom issues a moratorium on new oil drilling permits. We need people power to show him that is what Californians want.

Sign up to join us for an action to End the Era of Fossil Fuels on Sunday Sept 17th in Old Sacramento for a family-friendly day of action, featuring carnival games, a giant puppet show, speakers and performers. To volunteer at the event, contact ilonka[at]oilgasaction[dot]org.

Join the Climate Emergency Mobilization Task Force at Upcoming Technical Advisory Panel Meetings

Greetings community members,

You are invited to join the Climate Emergency Mobilization Task Force (CEMTF) at their upcoming Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) meetings. Your valuable insights and ideas will help us shape Sacramento County’s Climate Emergency Response Plan (CERP) to address and adapt to climate change equitably.

The events are free and open to the public. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided. We will also have a limited number of compost pails and 4-quart sample bags of compost to give away!

If you cannot attend in person, you can join us via Zoom (See links below). Please note that there is no need to RSVP for this event. However, if you wish to inform us of your attendance for food headcount, feel free to send an email to ghazankhan2[at]gmail[dot]com with your name and organization (if applicable).

The sessions will be excellent opportunities to engage with the Task Force and have your voice heard. These meetings will center around Transportation, at the following dates and locations:

  • September 2, 2023, 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. at North Highlands-Antelope Library, 4235 Antelope Rd, Antelope, CA 95843 (Available via Zoom)
  • September 9, 2023, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Elk Grove Library, 8900 Elk Grove Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95624 (Available via Zoom)
  • September 9, 2023, 1:30 – 4 p.m. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 7340 24th St Bypass, Sacramento, CA 95822 (Available via Zoom)
  • For more information about the CEMTF and our other upcoming meetings, please visit the Green Sacramento County Website.

We look forward to meeting you and hearing your valuable insights as we work together to create a more sustainable, equitable, and resilient Sacramento County.


Timothy Irvine Chair of the Climate Emergency Mobilization Task Force