September 6, 2018
When traffic-clogged highways are expanded, new drivers quickly materialize to fill them. What gives? Here’s how “induced demand” works.
September 10, 2018
The Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS) has submitted a letter in response to the renewal of Measure U in Sacramento. The content of the letter is below.
Dear Mayor and City Council:
The Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS) agrees with the concerns about the renewal of Measure U expressed in a recent letter from neighborhood groups and their supporters to the Sacramento City Council. We are also concerned that a permanent extension of the City’s local sales tax measure (Measure U) without significant changes in community engagement, budget process, and oversight will mean that City residents who will pay this tax will have no way to ensure that the funds collected are used for the greatest and most equitable community benefit.
ECOS generally supports the four proposals outlined in the letter submitted from the neighborhood groups:
We request that the City Council take formal action to adopt these requests before the November election. We look forward to working with you to institute these long-needed changes to the City’s planning and budget process.
To access the letter in PDF, click here.
ECOS Presents a CEQA Workshop!
What is CEQA and How do you Conduct an Effective CEQA Review?
ECOS is hosting a training for ECOS members on understanding the CEQA process and how to comment effectively. Our focus is a practical look at CEQA and what ECOS committees do when they review a CEQA document. Our topics include:
Join us for an evening of discussion and learning about an important California public disclosure law.
Speakers include: Sean Wirth, Rob Burness, Melinda Dorin Bradbury and others.
When: August 15, 2016 6 – 8 pm
Where: Breathe CA Conference Room 909 12th Street, Sacramento – Breathe CA conference room is on first floor. People will need to ring the bell for Breathe CA at the door and identify themselves
Cost: Free to ECOS Members (become a member here)
RSVP: You have to RSVP because space is limited to 30. CEQA Workshop RSVP’s
6:00 – 6:10 pm Introductions (Brandon Rose)
6:10 – 6:30 pm CEQA overview, What is CEQA (Melinda Dorin Bradbury)
6:30 – 6:50 pm Analysis of Biological Resources (Sean Wirth)
6:50 – 7:10 pm Analysis of Land Use (Rob Burness)
7:10 – 7:30 pm Analysis of Air Quality and Transportation (Earl Withycombe)
7:30 – 8:00 pm Going through real life examples Q&A (panel discussion)