We need your help to speak up for open space and sustainability, in Coyote Valley and elsewhere in San Jose.
On Monday, August 21, San Jose City Councilmembers will hold a study session on the draft Environmental Sustainability Plan (ESP). Please join us in urging city councilmembers to ensure the ESP includes preservation of open space.
Join Us in Speaking Up for Sustainability
1. Join us at the meeting on Monday, August 21, 1:30p.m.
(Council Chambers, San Jose City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA 95113)
2. Email city councilmembers using the form below. (We are no longer asking people to email councilmembers since the meeting has passed)
Conservation of San Jose’s natural and agricultural lands, especially threatened gems like Coyote Valley, is crucial to the environmental sustainability of San Jose and the entire Bay Area. These lands:
- Protect our communities from increased flood risks
- Safeguard the quality and supply of our drinking water
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by capturing and storing carbon
- And much, much more
Although the city has not released a draft of the ESP yet, the city’s webpage indicates that the focus of the ESP will be on water, energy and mobility. We are concerned that these objectives are only half of the solution. The ESP should recognize the importance of these lands in achieving our climate change goals and promoting sustainability throughout our region.
Update: we are no longer asking people to send emails on this issue since the city council meeting has passed. We will keep you posted as the issue moves forward and there are more opportunities to speak up. In the meantime, please email Legislative Advocacy Director Alice Kaufman at: [email protected] if you have any questions.