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:
To phone in: 669-900-6833, Meeting ID: 665 616 4155

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.

Sacramento Earth Day 2024

When: Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11am – 4pm
Where: Southside Park, 600 T Street, Sacramento CA

Sacramento Earth Day, hosted by ECOS, is the largest Earth Day celebration in the Sacramento region. Join us on April 21, 2024 at Southside Park in Sacramento, for a free, family-friendly event, with opportunities to learn and network about sustainability. We will have 150 exhibitors and vendors, and hundreds of attendees.

Click here to learn all about Sacramento Earth Day.

Sacramento County Climate Action Plan: ECOS Comments, Jan 2024

On January 31, 2024, ECOS submitted a letter to Todd Smith, Planning Director of Sacramento County Planning and Environmental Review, regarding the Notice of Preparation of a Subsequent Environmental Impact Report and Public Scoping Meeting for the Sacramento County Climate Action Plan.

ECOS offers two comments on the subject document, summarized below. Please see our letter for supporting information.

  1. The Climate Action Plan (CAP) and SEIR should be complete, that is, they should show how carbon neutrality will be achieved in the County in whatever year the County believes is realistic.
  2. We know that land use and transportation are the keys to GHG emissions reduction. Therefore, the CAP and SEIR should include alternatives or scenarios showing three levels and locations of development – mostly greenfield, some greenfield/some infill, and mostly infill – similar the SACOG’s three Pathways for our region that were discussed by the jurisdictions last summer.

Click here to read the letter in full.