Long Beach releases draft for Sustainable City Action Plan

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long-beach-sustainable-cityThe City of Long Beach Draft Sustainable City Action Plan is available for public comment.  The Sustainable City Commission, which advises the City Council on environmental issues such as buildings and neighborhoods, urban nature, transportation, water, energy, waste reduction and green economy and lifestyle, is responsible for creating a Sustainable City Action Plan.

This draft Sustainable City Action Plan is a comprehensive, citywide framework and is intended to be a tool for creating a sustainable city by helping to guide future operational and policy decisions.  The Draft Plan was developed over the last seven months at public Sustainable City Commission meetings and has had input from departments across Long Beach, including the Port of Long Beach and the Water Department.

The Draft Plan is available on the city of Long Beach website along with an online survey designed to solicit feedback from the community.  The Draft Plan will be available for comment until September 30, 2009. Staff will be conducting additional community outreach over the summer months attending community meetings to present the Draft Plan.  It is anticipated that the Draft Plan and all community comments will return to the Council’s Environmental Committee and the City Council in Fall 2009.

To view the DRAFT Plan and the community survey, please visit:
http://www.longbeach.gov/citymanager/sustainability/sustainable_city_plan.asp

About the Long Beach Office of Sustainability:
The City of Long Beach Office of Sustainability, which reports to the City Manager, was created in April 2008 to facilitate the process of developing and implementing model sustainability programs for the City of Long Beach. No new positions were created, with existing staff spearheading the City’s sustainable initiatives. The Office of Sustainability provides leadership and supports practical solutions to improve the environmental, social and economic health of Long Beach.

About the Long Beach Sustainable City Commission:
The eleven member Sustainable City Commission advises the City Council on environmental issues such as buildings and neighborhoods, urban nature, transportation, water, energy, waste reduction and green economy and lifestyle, and is responsible for creating a Sustainable City Action Plan.  The Sustainable City Commission meetings are held the 4th Thursday of each month at 4:00 pm in the City Council Chambers. City Hall is located at 333 W. Ocean Blvd.

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