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Monitor Notes: Climate Pollutants, Adaptation Atlas, Crosstown Trail, Oakland DOT

Welcome to Monitor Notes, a weekly roundup of news items, event announcements, and updates on past Bay Area Monitor articles.

 

Air Quality Regulation Review

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is holding public workshops about proposed regulations to address climate pollutants and mitigate emissions from organic material. The workshops, which kick off Thursday, June 13, cover emission sources such as food waste, sewage treatment, and solid waste disposal sites. Attend one of three workshops to ask questions about the proposed regulations and talk with air district staff. For a review on related matters, read the Monitor’s coverage about activities helping reduce methane formation in landfills.

 

Defense Mechanism

Last month, a new report from SPUR and the San Francisco Estuary Institute laid out strategies for Bay Area communities to respond to rising sea levels. The San Francisco Bay Shoreline Adaptation Atlas divides the 400-mile Bay shoreline into 30 distinct geographic areas, helping communities that experience similar hazards and share similar coastal settings to collaborate on adaptation strategies. Officials from Marin and San Mateo counties will join the report’s authors for a lunchtime forum on Tuesday, June 11 in Oakland. Register here.

 

Hike Across Town

Join Walk SF this Saturday, June 8 on a walk to christen the new Crosstown Trail, a nearly 17-mile hiking and biking route connecting San Francisco neighborhoods, open spaces, and other major trails. Buy tickets here, which support Walk SF’s pedestrian safety advocacy efforts. Otherwise, the trail is free for use. It’s a good idea to view maps to understand the terrain. The trail crosses the city diagonally from Candlestick Point in the southeast to Lands End in the northwest. You can trek the entire trail or choose a section of it for a quick outing.

 

Dead End for Oakland DOT?

Oakland residents have a chance to join the conversation about recently proposed budget cuts affecting transportation during a special meeting of the city council on Monday, June 10 at 5 p.m. An alternative budget proposal is on the table that would fold the relatively new Department of Transportation back into Public Works, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The news has stirred a strong reaction from stakeholders. Click here for the meeting agenda and links to the budget.

 

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