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.
Daniel Tahara, of the SF Climate Emergency Coalition speaks at the San Francisco Department of Environment’s Earth Day Celebration, April 22, 2021.
After the speeches of Debra Gore-Mann, President of the Greenlining Institute (pictured top-center), Eric Shaw, Director of Mayor’s office of Housing and Community Development (middle-right) and Sharaya Souza, Executive Director of the American Indian Cultural District (bottom-left), Daniel spoke on working together on climate, and the need for the City to fund climate solutions.
Director of the SF Department of the Environment Debbie Raphael (bottom-center) hosted the event.