Highlights from the Week of September 27, 2021
There's a lot going on in the City Different!
Santa Fe Homes Run on the Sun
A plan to "Solarize Santa Fe" kicked off Monday with a pilot project that is available to 50 homeowners who have solar energy installed at their homes. Solarize Santa Fe is a solar energy bulk-purchasing program that will accelerate the city’s progress toward carbon neutrality and has the potential to double or even triple the rates of solar adoption in Santa Fe. Sustainability Officer Neal Denton and the Environmental Services Division are spearheading the effort.
Let the Games Begin!
The City hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of six newly dedicated pickleball courts at Fort Marcy Park to accommodate the quickly growing local community of more than 450 players -- it's the fastest-growing sport in the country! Some 70 people attended the event.
Interim Parks Department Director Melissa McDonald and Recreation Manager Liz Roybal were recognized for their responsiveness and for getting the project done the right way.
New Cannabis Industry Rules
On Wednesday night, the Governing Body unanimously approved legislation designed to promote the new commercial cannabis economy while protecting public health, safety, and the general welfare of the residents of (and visitors to) Santa Fe. The legislation defines the various kinds of businesses that comprise the industry and sets limits for their locations, density and proximity to schools, daycare centers, and places of worship. Learn more here.
An Evening of Giving Back
Our non-profit partner Keep Santa Fe Beautiful is hosting their annual wine-tasting fundraiser at the Community Convention Center next Saturday, October 9, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Enjoy a selection of fine wines, filling hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction with items from local artisans and businesses, live music by High Altitude Band, and more! All proceeds go toward the non-profit's litter prevention, education, and beautification programs.
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