IMPORTANT Escondido Climate Plan Update WEDNESDAY City Council 4:30 Nov 28

The City Council will hear and update on the Escondido Climate Plan Update.  Please attend if you care about this issue.  Please see the Sierra Club blog for more information here. 

Since it is clear the Escondido will have a new Mayor, Paul McNamara and District 1 Councilmember Consuelo Martinez, this issue should be delayed until they are seated on December 12. 

It will be important to make the following requests:
  1. Given the significant change in leadership in just 2 weeks, the Council should put off any decisions or direction until this issue can be heard by the leaders who will vote on it and will be responsible for implementing it.  The current leaders have made clear that they support ‘the minimum possible’.  Our situation demands much more action than this.
  2. The E-CAP should adopt 100% clean energy as a goal.
  3. The E-CAP should commit to developing a transportation master plan for biking, walking, and transit.
  4. The E-CAP must not rely on out of region mitigation.
  5. The E-CAP must include a social equity element.
  6. The E-CAP must be measurable and enforceable.
The meeting will be held in City Council Chambers at 201 N. Broadway, Escondido City Hall.

Help Felicita Park- Report any Drone that is harassing hawks, help with tree planting event TODAY

We have had reports of a drone harassing hawks and crows in the park.  If you see this drone, please call the sheriff.  One report was that it was associated with some corporate car at the Oak Creek site.

Also, instead of spending money, you can help Green Felicita Park.  The park is planting Sycamore trees at Felicita County Park – part of a program to replant lost trees 3:1 in developed parks – and you’re invited! Plant a tree you can revisit, and watch grow, for years to come. We’ll also be beautifying the creek bed with general maintenance and trash clean-up. Grab some gloves and give back to your community – and plan to get a little dirty! This event is free and all ages are welcome!SPECIAL OFFER: In an exclusive partnership with County Parks, Lyft is offering FREE rides up to $10 to all Green Friday park destinations. Use code: GREENFRIDAY when you book.x

Jewel of Escondido: California Homemades of Escondido, good tasting, good for you, good for the planet

Our most recent ‘Jewel of Escondido’ recognition goes to California Homemades at 138 W. Grand Ave.  California Homemades has many options of delicious lunches and snacks that are fully plant-based.  Here you can have soups, roll-ups, wraps, and lots of other things and protect the climate and animals at the same time.  Plus, eating a more plant-based diet is better for your health.  

So check them out!  Delicious.

Chatham Waste Site Cleanup Open House, Wednesday, December 12th, 4-8 PM

It is somewhat ironic that the same day that we will install a new Mayor and a new Councilmember,  (who actually care about the environment and public health), DTSC will hold their next public open house about the Chatham Barrel Yard waste site.  Please plan to attend if you can.

Important letters have been filed by local organizations.  Please read these before you attend the meeting.

Escondido Neighbors United
Sierra Club North County Group

You can get background info here: 

Chatham Open House:  Wednesday, December 12, 2018
 Please come and join DTSC at a community meeting to be held Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 8 p.m., located at: 
California Center for the Arts Escondido (Theater Lobby) 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025

For further information about the upcoming public meeting, and if you require disability meeting access information, please contact the DTSC Project Manager Hossein Nassiri at  (714) 484-5384