Contra Costa County’s Sustainability Commission has drafted a Climate Emergency Resolution (CER). If adopted by the Board of Supervisors, Contra Costa will join more than 1,000 local governments around the world declaring a climate emergency. Jurisdictions representing nearly a billion people – from big and medium-sized cities, like London and Sacramento, to little towns like Basalt, Colorado – have joined a massive movement. If passed, Contra Costa County’s CER will put the County on record in support of taking emergency action to reverse global warming. It will also initiate climate mobilization in the County and call for action at state, national and international levels. View reports about the CER by The Antioch Herald and Contra County Herald.
We are in need of constituents in District 4 (Clayton, Concord, Pleasant Hill, part of Walnut Creek, and the unincorporated Contra Costa Centre) to speak with Supervisor Karen Mitchoff to discuss the following:
• the Climate Emergency Resolution, and
• a moratorium on oil and gas drilling within the county until the issue can be fully addressed in the ongoing updates of the General Plan and the Climate Action Plan.
We want to advocate for the creation of green careers and a healthier and safer Contra Costa for everyone, rather than investing in the unsustainable future of fossil fuel interests. Will you take action with us?
If you are a constituent, business owner, or healthcare professional willing to advocate for these causes in a short meeting with Supervisor Mitchoff, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.