ECOS Special: Making Democracy Work 5/8/2024

Wednesday May 8, 2024
6:00-7:00 pm Discussion/Presentation w/Q&A at 7:00 pm

Join us for this special ECOS discussion and presentation

  • What is the League of Women Voters?
  • What is proportional representation?
  • How does Ranked Choice Voting fit in?
  • What’s the status of the National Popular Vote Compact?

Paula Lee
President of the League of Women Voters, SacCounty

Josh Rosa
Better Ballot Sacramento

Link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6656164155
To phone in: 669-900-6833, Meeting ID: 665 616 4155

SACOG: 2025 Blueprint Discussion Scenario

On April 18, 2024, ECOS sent the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) a letter regarding Item #15 on their board meeting agenda, the 2025 Blueprint Discussion Scenario.

Below is an excerpt from our letter.

ECOS supports SACOG’s Option 3 of its Discussion Scenario: “Prioritizing Build Out and More Complete Communities”. This option assumes more complete build-out of developing and potential developing communities but in fewer places. SACOG needs to prioritize those developing communities that have the strongest likelihood of lower vehicle- VMT based on factors like proximity to existing development and jobs/housing balance.

Click here to read the letter in full.

ECOS letter to Sacramento County re Infill Program

On April 10, 2024, ECOS submitted a letter to the County of Sacramento Board of Supervisors Workshop on Housing and Infill on April 10, 2024 – Item #2: Infill Program.

We have reviewed PlaceWorks’ Final Draft “Sacramento County Infill Program Update”, and recommend that its proposed “Toolkit” and “Next Steps” are adopted for the Toolkit’s implementation.

Click here to read the letter in full.

Comments on the City of Sacramento’s Draft Parks Plan 2040

The City of Sacramento, which manages 235 parks with 4,329 acres of parkland, has prepared a Draft Parks Plan (2040). The Parks Plan importantly supports recreational activities for Sacramento’s diverse communities. However, it falls short in one of its key goals to bring nature to all City residents. Currently, most City Parks provide only a facade of nature that consists primarily of exotic grasses and trees. However, the City can effectively bring biodiversity to its parks by planting native trees such as oaks in combination with native shrubs and herbaceous plants. Native plants support native birds, bees, butterflies and other wildlife.

On April 8, 2024, Habitat 2020, the Conservation Committee for the Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS), and ECOS submitted our comments on the City of Sacramento’s Draft Parks Plan 2040.

Click here to read the letter in full.

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