We won $1.4 million for three climate programs!!
Climate-action funding got the most action at the Budget and Appropriations Committee hearing last week. Supervisor Mandelman introduced his proposal to add $1.4 million for an analysis of what’s needed, a climate equity hub to collect experts and information for all-electric retrofits, and grants for community-led climate action. Supervisor Mar joined in, and Chair Haney was enthusiastic. We and allies had the most commenters (30% of the total!!) even though no comment was allowed until after 11 hours of nonstop budget reports.
There's still more work to do...The proposal is about .01% of the city budget, not the 1% we seek, so we need to applaud but cry Encore And More!
Check out the press release from Supervisors Mandelman, Mar, and Haney.