Sac County Candidate Forum: Watch the Video

April 26, 2022 at 6pm

Watch on Youtube below.

Sacramento County District 5 Supervisors seat: Hear what the candidates say about issues affecting Sacramento, including climate change, land use and transportation, equity, housing, business and the prospects for a clean energy economy – before the June 7 primary.

The race for the Sacramento County District 5 Supervisor seat is probably the most important race in the Sacramento region in terms of equity and climate. The County and City of Sacramento are the most populous areas within the Sacramento region and therefore, where they go, so goes the region.  

All District 5 candidates will be participating in the forum. They are (in alphabetical order) Pat Hume, Alex Joe, Steve Ly and Jaclyn Moreno. Moderators will be Capradio’s News Editor Kris Hooks, and Environment and Climate Change Reporter Manola Secaira.

Sponsored by Environmental Council of Sacramento, Citizens’ Climate Lobby Sacramento Chapter, 350 Sacramento, and the Sierra Club Sacramento Group

Community Earth Month 2022 Events

Although we honor the earth every day, April is often known as Earth Month. Here is a compilation of Earth Month events happening in the Greater Sacramento Region this April!

Thursday, April 21

11:00am – 3:00pm Sacramento City College Earth Day Event.

Friday, April 22

4:00pm – 9:00pm Auburn Earth Day Festival. Hosted by the Placer High School Environmental Club. Overlook Park, 855 Pacific Ave, Auburn, CA 95603. Details: https://enviroalliance.org/events/earth-day-festival/

Saturday, April 23

9:00am – 1:00pm The Great Sacramento clean-up event! Details: https://www.handsonsacto.org/opportunity/a0C5c00000O4XwnEAF/the-great-sacramento-clean-up-event

10:00am – 12:30pm Sacramento EJ Coalition Earth Day Mixer. Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sacramento-ej-coalition-earth-day-mixer-tickets-303165806087

12:00pm – 6:00pm Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum Community Earth Day Celebration. 2251 Florin Rd, Sacramento, CA 95822. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/295569172716632

1:00pm – 9:00pm Earth Day Celebration Hosted by Sac Yard. Sac Yard Community Tap House, 1725 33rd St, Sacramento, CA 95816.

Sunday, April 24

11:00am – 4:00pm SACRAMENTO EARTH DAY! Hosted by ECOS. Southside Park, 700 T St, Sacramento, CA 95818. Details: https://www.ecosacramento.net/our-work/events/sacearthday/about-sacramento-earth-day/

April 22 – 26

Wild and Scenic Film Festival selections. Hosted by Sacramento Citizens Climate Lobby. Details: www.tinyurl.com/WSFF2022

Wednesday, April 27

6:30pm – 7:30pm What Will it Take to Tackle Climate Change? — Kathy Dodson. Hosted by Sacramento Citizens Climate Lobby. (Free Zoom Event) Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/earth-day-climate-change-speaker-series-tickets-289994510387

Saturday, April 30

Environmentalists’ Spring Social. Hosted by the Sierra Club Sacramento Group, ECOS and the Sacramento Climate Coalition. Sierra 2 Center, 2791 24th St, Sacramento, CA 95818. Details: https://www.ecosacramento.net/2022/03/environmentalists-spring-social/

Wednesday, May 4

6:30pm – 7:30pm Hope in the Face of Climate Change – Lisa Howard. Hosted by Sacramento Citizens Climate Lobby. (Free Zoom Event) Details: www.tinyurl.com/SACCCL

Comments re Sacramento’s Transportation Priorities Plan

On March 14, 2022, ECOS, along with several other environmental groups, submitted a letter to the City of Sacramento about the City’s Transportation Priorities Plan.

Once again, we write to implore you to act swiftly to take comprehensive and bold action to transform transportation in the City and the region. Such a transformation is nonnegotiable if we are to begin to respond to the imminent threat of climate change; it is also essential in fostering equity, addressing traffic safety, increasing the livability of our neighborhoods, and improving air quality.

Just a few weeks ago the Council held a workshop titled Climate and Transportation. Yet the Transportation Priorities Plan before you, which proposes analyzing 700 transportation projects that have been proposed by council members over the past twenty years, would appear to adopt the status quo and does not establish addressing climate change as one of the criteria. Our city is in dire need of a transportation plan that reflects the current century. Again, we urge you to direct your City Manager to set aside staff and resources to develop and implement a comprehensive active transportation and public transit framework for the city.

Click here to read our letter in full.

Climate Change Committee meeting 4/14

Please join ECOS’ Climate Change Committee on Thursday, April 14, at 6 PM!

We will hear reports from our Committee’s three teams: Transportation, Land Use, Green Buildings.
We will review the status of climate action plans in our region – cities and counties.

We want your ideas for “task forces” that our Committee should establish.
e.g., Natomas team: need to strengthen the Natomas Basin Habitat Conservation Plan.

We want to learn about your concerns, to help us identify these task forces, that you might want to join!


Agenda

6:00: Welcome and Introductions

6:10: Transportation Team Report
John Deeter, Team Chair

6:20: Land Use Committee Report

6:30: Green Building Committee Report

Updates:
6:40: Transportation Ballot Measure for November election
6:50: Climate Action Plans

7:00: Introductions by folks new to ECOS, their interests; and ideas for “Task Forces”
Nancy Hughett (ECOS Organization Development Committee Chair)

7:45: Adjourn