Saturday, August 19, 2006
A busy day
This afternoon I attended a Town Hall Meeting sponsored by Assemblymember Ira Ruskin on legislative issues pertaining to California’s future energy needs. He graciously invited me to say a few words about the commitment of Los Gatos to protecting the environment, and the timing was great. Did you see the article in this morning’s Mercury News about solar energy production? With 131 solar projects and 568,819 kilowatts produced, Los Gatos was near the top of the list of all cities in the Bay Area. For over 20 years Los Gatos has been on the forefront of promoting sustainable and green building techniques, and that priority is reflected in our General Plan. But I digress. It was an interesting two-hour discussion and you could tell from the questions that the 50+ people in attendance have a passion for conserving resources and leaving Mother Earth the way we found her.