Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Earth Day Actions at the County- Support Sustainability and Native Plants on May 5th

Escondido Neighbors United is happy to support the following actions by our new Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer,

Check out these MAJOR POSITIVE actions that are being proposed for the County. 

In honor of Earth Day, we are doing more than celebrating our planet, in partnership with Supervisor Fletcher and Supervisor Vargas respectively, I'm bringing forward three policies that will bring major changes to how the county operates:  

  • ALL County departments will create and implement Sustainability Plans, to advance  sustainability in all aspects of how we work
  • Explore how to restructure the County from top to bottom to center sustainability in all our operations 
  • Launch a Native Plants Landscaping Policy, the first of its kind in the country, to safeguard our precious local biodiversity 

These would be major shifts in how the County operates so we need a big grassroots push to try to rally the votes to get these policies passed. We need your help to get these policies across the finish line.

 For the ENU Felicita Park gardening team, item 7 is a match made in heaven.  This will put us on an even stronger track to increase supply and use of native plants in our beloved park.

Please submit an e-comment today or speak in support of these policies at the virtual meeting on Wednesday, May 5th.

These actions to increase sustainability, equity, environmental justice, habitat protection and native plant landscaping will be heard by the Supervisors on May 5th where the Board will consider moving forward with these actions.

PLEASE help us make this a reality.  Please be sure you read these the staff reports and file a Board comment of support for the May 5th meeting.

Staff reports start on Page 19

Agenda item 6, 7, and 8 – Here is where to make your comments.



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