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Published on Thursday, August 22, 2019

Councilman Perry Troubled by Implications of Climate Action & Adaption Plan

CONTACT: Paul Jimenez,
Office: (210)207-7063 Cell: (210)379-5596,
Paul.Jimenez@sanantonio.gov

 

SAN ANTONIO (August 22, 2019) – This morning, City Council was briefed on the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP). The following is Councilman Clayton Perry’s statement:

 

“The CAAP is being pushed as a ‘framework’ for climate action. While I agree that we all have a stake in protecting the environment, I cannot support a plan with no financial parameters. The City and our surrounding region have a strong track record of investing and responding to climate change to the tune of over $2 billion since 2000. In this version of CAAP, they’ve taken away all projected monetary values for implementing this plan. This framework will inevitably lead to more dollars spent. It’s hard to believe that the CAAP assigns monetary values to ‘the cost of doing nothing, yet the cost of action is unknown. City Council cannot expect our neighbors to write a blank check for the CAAP without knowing what it will take away from our pocketbooks.”

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