The city of Dallas Comprehensive Environmental and Climate Action Plan (CECAP) has completed the first round of resident surveys and community meetings on extreme weather, buildings and energy, food, parks and open spaces, solid waste, transportation and land use, and water and wastewater.
English and Spanish-speaking staff attended 40 community meetings at varied locations and 1,235 people responded to the survey, as well as 3,281 individual responses on the seven identified plan focus areas. Among the areas of highest response are solid waste concerns and solutions, buildings and energy solutions, parks and open spaces concerns, and extreme weather solutions.
The next round of public meetings will begin in September, to distill community input and shape final recommendations to the Dallas City Council. so that the final, approved plan can be publicly presented at the 2020 EarthX expo.
To schedule a meeting or presentation with the CEPAP staff for specific organizations, visit DallasClimateAction.com.
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