While I reported on the sea level rise study session last week, I want to again say
thank you to everyone who attended. Key takeaways from the comments are that we have many well informed people who are interested in helping the City respond to the challenges of sea level rise and climate change; our funding challenges are well understood and some residents suggested we explore a tax assessment and development impact fees to help with the costs; and others requested that we investigate measures taken by other countries such as the Netherlands and create an online site to post information.
The comment summary is part of the sea level rise report on Monday night’s Council meeting agenda that also includes an update on our storm repairs and grant requests, and discussion of City plans to begin the process of updating our Local Coastal Plan to include sea level rise issues. You can find the full report here:
Report on City Response to Sea Level Rise and Climate Change
On a different topic, you may have heard about the sunflowers at Fog City Java this week and that the City required them to be removed. Not so! After this issue reached my desk, I asked City staff to investigate the situation and they discovered a miscommunication between the Crespi’s Center’s owner and John at Fog City Java led to the start of this untrue rumor. The sunflowers are alive and well, and enjoying their new home with John’s sister.
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