60 days ago the City Council said
"Yes, it's a climate emergency."
They promised action...
... But their voices have gone silent about new green jobs, cost savings for your household, and no-excuses electricity.
On January 12, 2021, the council will meet via Zoom. Residents will speak out, demanding that especially right now we need the City to keep its promises.
Would you ask council members to renew their commitments? Just a few minutes will make a positive difference. Zoom info and suggested messaging are at the bottom of this page.
Real Opportunities to Lead
Gov. Newsom has banned the sale of new gas cars beginning in 2035, and Novato can get ahead of that goal. We can ban new gas stations and convert city fleets to electric. We can send a message: Novato is ready for green business — and we know green business is key to a prosperous future.
Green Novato is working with friends and neighbors, as well as local businesses and nonprofits, to make green prosperity a reality. That means stopping investments in old, polluting technology. Please consider signing the petition to oppose the Costco Mega Gas Station at Vintage Oaks. Alongside 350Marin we will stop that misguided investment in fossil fuel infrastructure.
Join the Zoom meeting on January 12
It will be here: https://bit.ly/3pWZIKH
Or join via Zoom.com Meeting ID: 931 3121 0872 Password: 1960
The meeting starts at 6pm with ceremonies to honor my friend Elayne Miller (go Elayne!) followed by reports from the city manager and city council members. "Public comment," when anyone can speak to the council, will likely begin about 6:30.
If you're not sure what to say, just think about power outages that could have been avoided if Novato had invested in microgrids. Ask yourself if the transition to a green economy is happening in your neighborhood. Ask yourself if clean air and water matters, and whether the city council is taking action to ensure a brighter future for coming generations.
In particular, be sure to ask about the formation of a Climate Action Committee — a powerful way for residents to help move Novato forward. Without it, City Hall will be able to ignore their promises, just as they have so far.