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Letter: Re-elect Jim Provenza for Supervisor

Yolo County Climate Crisis Resolution

Contact your County supervisor to express your support

DC2E0350-A347-417C-9FF2-F070B04A3233By David Abramson

Tomorrow the Yolo County Board of Supervisors will be voting on a RESOLUTION DECLARING A CLIMATE CRISIS REQUIRING AN URGENT AND INCLUSIVE MOBILIZATION IN YOLO COUNTY.

We have 91 endorsing organizations and individuals from all across Yolo County. Thank you!!

🌟To get a strong resolution passed, we need your help!🌟

🌱Action Item 1: 🌟Write Your County Supervisors🌟

Please email or call the supervisor representing your district, share your story and express support for the Climate Emergency resolution, Item #37.

You may want to express: Why do we need to mobilize for a healthy future right now? What do you want that mobilization to look like? What kind of world and what kind of community do you want to live in? What parts of the resolution speak to you?

Suggested talking points and subject line: SUPPORT Agenda Item #37 declaring a climate emergency

All of us in Yolo county are now on the frontlines of a rapidly destabilizing climate. Just like Yolo County has led on the COVID-19 public health emergency, we need to respond with urgent, emergency action to the climate crisis before our health, our livelihoods, and our communities suffer even greater impacts.

Science dictates we have ten years to transition off fossil fuels in order to stay below 1.5 degree global warming and avert ever more worsening impacts. I strongly support the goal of decarbonizing by 2030.

Workers and communities that have faced systemic racism and disenfranchisement must be protected from climate disasters and be directly included in the transition to a zero-emissions economy.

Please support and finance the creation of a Climate Working Group that includes direct representation from marginalized, vulnerable, and underserved communities to ensure that all Yolo County residents are included in the emergency response and just transition to a carbon neutral/climate positive Yolo County.

Please call or send personalized emails to your representative and cc the clerkoftheboard@yolocounty.org and bcc the Yolo Climate Emergency Coalition coordinating group at coalition4mobilization@gmail.com.

District 1: Oscar Villegas - (916) 375-6440 - oscar.villegas@yolocounty.org
District 2: Don Saylor - 530-757-5556 - don.saylor@yolocounty.org
District 3: Gary Sandy - 530-666-8621 - gary.sandy@yolocounty.org
District 4: Jim Provenza - 530-757-5554 - jim.provenza@yolocounty.org
District 5: Duane Chamberlain - (530) 666-8627 - duane.chamberlain@yolocounty.org

Unsure who your supervisor is? Use this tool - scroll down to the box that says "search for officials by your electoral district": https://www.yoloelections.org/officials/lookup_elected

Action Item 2: Share the Call for Endorsements with your friends and colleagues:

Here’s the link!: bit.ly/mobilizeyolo

🌿 Action Item 2: 🌟Share the Call for Endorsements with your friends and colleagues (and 🌱share this post)🌟:

Here’s the link!: bit.ly/mobilizeyolo

🌳 Action Item 3: 🌟Make a Public Comment on the 29th at the Board of Supervisors Meeting🌟!

Instructions on Participation from the Meeting Agenda
You are strongly encouraged to observe the Board of Supervisors meeting https://yolocounty.zoom.us/j/112072974, Meeting ID: 112 072 974 or phone in via 1-408-638-0968 Meeting ID: 112 072 974.

If you are joining the meeting via zoom and wish to make a comment on an item, press the "raise a hand" button. If you are joining the meeting by phone, press *9 to indicate a desire to make comment. The chair will call you by name or phone number when it is your turn to comment. Speakers will be limited to 1 minute.

Our Resolution is Agenda Item #37 if you want to make a comment live during that item!!

The Resolution calls for:

"initiating with urgent speed, a Climate Mobilization of countywide resources to effect a just transition to an inclusive, equitable, sustainable, and resilient local economy."

-"immediate mobilization of public and private resources to develop and implement a climate and sustainability plan that identifies and integrates current and future actions needed to achieve a just economic recovery and transition to a countywide carbon-negative (climate-positive) footprint by 2030."

-"an inclusive plan of development and implementation process that engages and empowers all stakeholders, including historically under-represented and disproportionately impacted communities...and engagement with the broader Yolo County community to ensure all voices are heard"

-and more!! Read the entire Resolution here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13mfxSu0IjQAuge0JyoYbsh3iAw7z5WvB/view?usp=sharing

It's been 9 months working on this and we're excited to finally get it to the Board for a vote!! After tomorrow, we're excited to shift our focus towards the real work happening within our communities and in determining how we want to make a Just Transition towards a healthy future for ourselves and the next generations to come.

Comments

Robin Wiener

David — Thank you for your work on this. You address very important issues, and my initial reaction is to be completely supportive of the Resolution. But I would appreciate a bit more information about the background to drafting and submitting the proposed resolution to the Board. Could you clarify who the “we” is that you refer to repeatedly? Is there a website where the endorsements you have collected are identified? Have you collaborated with any members of the Board of Supervisors or County Staff before submitting this proposed Resolution? Is there a cover letter or other materials you provided when you submitted the proposed resolution which you could share with the rest of us? If you are not comfortable posting all of this you can email me at robindal@pacbell.net or message me through Nextdoor. Thank you.

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