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Meetings being held around Sonoma County to Report Back to the Community
about Recommended Targets and City Councils to Consider Recommended Targets


Recent action on GHG community target 25% reduction from 1990 levels by 2015:
7/18/05 Petaluma - passed 6-0
7/18/05 Healdsburg - passed 4-1
7/19/05 Sebastopol - passed 5-0
7/20/05 Windsor - passed 5-0
7/26/05 Rohnert Park - passed 5-0
8/2/05 Santa Rosa - passed 6-0
8/17/05 City of Sonoma Council will consider the emission reduction targets

Also, Petaluma, Healdsburg, and Santa Rosa set targets for their internal municipal operations. Now 8 out of 10 Sonoma municipalities have set their targets for internal operations. (Cloverdale and the City of Sonoma remain.)

In preparation for the City of Sonoma Council's meeting, on Thursday, August 11, 2005 7:15 PM, John Kelly, a City of Sonoma representative who participated in the May 21, 2005 community target setting workshop, and Ann Hancock, Climate Protection Campaign, will briefly describe how the proposed targets support Sonoma's commitment to climate protection. Immediately following will be shown the video Rising Waters about the impact of rising sea levels on islands in the South Pacific.

Location: Sonoma Community Center, Room 110
Sponsor: Sonoma Valley Peace & Justice
Donation: $5.00, no one turned away
Information: Call 707-935-0965


Santa Rosa · Community Dinner Meeting
Join Mayor Jane Bender and Council member Steve Rabinowitsh

Wednesday, July 27, 7:00 - 9:00pm · Osake Restaurant, 2446 Patio, Montgomery Village
Call directly for reservations, 542-8282, and mention "climate protection party."
Hear from the community representatives about the May 21, 2005 target setting workshop:

  • About the bold greenhouse gas reduction target they recommend - 25% below 1990 levels by 2015
  • How Sonoma County local governments have led the nation in climate protection
  • How this helps the community save money and inspire others
  • About the process for coming up with the targets
  • What representatives say about their experience
  • About science, solutions, and actions you can take to keep the world from turning to toast!
Santa Rosa
Council meeting: August 2, 2005
Target setting on Santa Rosa Council's agendarecommendations will be presented and/or considered.

Dinner: Wednesday, July 6, 2005 6:00 - 8:00pm
Ume Restaurant (Call for reservations and mention "climate protection party" - 838-6700), 8710 Old
Redwood Highway, Windsor.
Representatives present 5/21: Councilmember Deb Fudge, Alex Vielma, Lorena Fisher, and Doug Lasher.
Council meeting: Wednesday, July 20, 2005.
download an information flyer pdf

Meeting: Friday, July 15, 2005 7:00 - 8:00 pm
The Flying Goat, (coffee and tea will be served but not dinner), 324 Center Street, Healdsburg.
Representatives: Mayor Jason Liles, Vice Mayor Mike McGuire, Kathleen
Palmer, John Essman. Doors open at 6:45 and close at 8:30 for informal
conversations before and after the the meeting.
Council meeting: Monday, July 18, 2005. 7/18/05 Healdsburg - passed 4-1
download an information flyer pdf

Dinner: Wednesday, July 13, 2005 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Sushi Tozai (Call for reservations and mention "climate protection party" - 824-9886) 7531
Healdsburg Ave., Sebastopol.
Representatives present 5/21: Councilmember Sam
Pierce, Larry Winkler, Sheryl Shiroca, Mara Canizzaro.
Council meeting: Tuesday, July 19, 2005. 7/19/05 Sebastopol - passed 5-0
download an information flyer pdf

Rohnert Park
Council meeting: Tuesday, July 12, 2005.
Youth representatives Michele Cadigan and Paul Hopkins present their report of the workshop to the Council. (Other representatives present 5/21: Councilmember Vicki Vidak Martinez, Brad Baker.)

City of Sonoma
Council meeting: Wednesday, August 17, 2005 (tentative).
Representatives present 5/21: Councilmember Stanley Cohen, Sam Turner, John Kelly, Jessica



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