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Towards a greener, less gassy San Mateo

By Aaron Kinney
Friday, May 25th, 2007 at 2:38 pm in Uncategorized.

The city of San Mateo is following through on talks to reduce its energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.

The City Council has approved setting up an advisory task force that will evaluate the city’s emissions and develop a plan to lower them. Rafael Reyes, a volunteer leader for the Loma Prieta Chapter of the Sierra Club, lauded the council for “showing real leadership.”

Reyes said the task force will include a member of the council, a planning commissioner, a parks commissioner, a public works commissioner and representatives from San Mateo Climate Action, Sustainable San Mateo County, the San Mateo Area Chamber of Commerce, the San Mateo County Association of Realtors and a large local employer.

The city will also hire a consultant to guide the process over the coming fiscal year.

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