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We Need Your Voice at City Hall This Thursday

Perhaps you saw ReWild Mission Bay campaign director Andrew Meyer speaking with the San Diego Green New Deal coalition on Monday, as the coalition called on the City of San Diego to make key improvements to its upcoming Climate Action Plan update.

Andrew and the ReWild team also need your support this ThursdayJuly 15, at 1 p.m. at the July meeting of the San Diego City Council Environment Committee, chaired by District 9 Councilmember Sean Elo-Rivera. Here’s a Zoom link for the meeting.

We have two asks we’d like you to make during non-agenda public comment at the beginning of the meeting on Thursday:

1.)  We need to capture and treat stormwater. Toxic pollution and sewage threaten our neighborhoods and close beaches, and our city needs clean water to support our communities, economy, and world-class recreation. It’s time to fully fund our stormwater infrastructure needs and make a priority of facilitating natural infrastructure.

2.)  Ask the Environment Committee if they will schedule a full presentation by the ReWild Mission Bay campaign about the biological, environmental, economic, and equitable necessities of our proposal, which the city is currently incorporating into a long-term restoration plan for Mission Bay because of our funding win last October.

We’ve asked the Environment Committee on several occasions, and under different leadership, to make time for a ReWild presentation.

But despite the 57 community stakeholders, small businesses, labor unions, environmental non-profits, and neighborhood organizations that make up our ReWild Coalition, we’re still waiting.

Join us this ThursdayJuly 15, at 1 p.m. to ask the San Diego City Council Environment Committee to support stormwater infrastructure funding and agendize a full ReWild Mission Bay presentation at the committee’s September meeting.

Click on the Environment Committee agenda for more on how to make remarks at the beginning of the meeting during non-agenda public comment.

Thank you for your help and ongoing suppport.