Community Invited to Provide Input on Sustainable City Action Plan Priorities

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The community is invited to provide input on Sustainable City Action Plan (SCAP) priorities for the coming year, during the Sustainable City Commission meeting on Thursday, August 25, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in the Long Beach City Council Chamber, 333 W. Ocean Boulevard.

“This is an exciting opportunity for residents to contribute to the City’s sustainability plans for the coming year,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Collaboration between the Sustainable City Commission and the community helps prioritize actions to continue creating a more livable Long Beach.”

Input can also be provided online through the Speak Up, Long Beach! community engagement portal.

“Community involvement in this process is important in ensuring Long Beach is taking the right actions to continue its path toward becoming an even more sustainable city,” said Larry Rich, Sustainability Coordinator.

Having been one of the first cities to create an Office of Sustainability and adopt a Sustainable City Action Plan (SCAP), Long Beach takes pride in its sustainability efforts. Adopted by the City Council in 2010, the SCAP is designed to guide operational, policy and financial decisions to create a more sustainable Long Beach. The SCAP is organized by seven key focus areas along with proposed action items. The key focus areas include: buildings and neighborhoods; energy; green economy and lifestyle; transportation; urban nature; waste reduction; and water.

The Sustainable City Commission will review and consider public input when developing upcoming action items for City Council approval. For more information, including reviewing the action items prioritized for this past year, please visit www.longbeach.gov/sustainability.

For more information, please contact Larry Rich at Larry.Rich@longbeach.gov or 562.570.5839.

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One Response to “Community Invited to Provide Input on Sustainable City Action Plan Priorities”
  1. Pamela Weinstein says:

    Hello Mr. Rich,

    I am so grateful to live in a city that values sustainability. I am the Green Team advisor at Rogers Middle School and love that you are reaching out to the city for input.

    Unfortunately, I cannot make the meeting, but I do have a few contributions.

    1. I would love to see the city ban styrofoam. Styrofoam is not biodegradable and not readily recyclable. It ends up on our streets, beaches and runs into the storm drains and is often eaten by animals. There are plenty of options to styrofoam and businesses will just need to adjust as they did to the bag ban.

    2. Create a compost or green trash can to comply with SB 1826.

    3. Increase attention and compliance with water restrictions, especially for restaurants and businesses.

    Thank you,
    Pamela Weinstein