CONTACT: Justin Renteria, 210-207-0900
SAN ANTONIO (October 17, 2019) — City Council adopted the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) today by a vote of 10-1. District 1 City Councilman Roberto Treviño supported the CAAP and provided the following statement:
“I believe the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan takes the right approach to environmental sustainability by setting actionable and attainable goals that will have a positive long-term impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions without adversely impacting our residents’ pocketbooks. The Climate Action and Adaptation Plan promotes initiatives like Under 1 Roof - which has installed almost 600 high-reflectance roofs for qualifying residents - that reduce energy consumption while saving families as much as $2,000 per year.
The way we implement the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan here in the seventh largest city, deep in the heart of Texas will reverberate around the region. Today, San Antonio took a step forward; however, the journey must continue. Meaningful public dialogue centered around key issues like phasing out high-carbon emitting sources like natural gas and coal - especially near vulnerable neighborhoods - must continue. I thank CPS Energy for their involvement in the creation of this plan, and I urge them to make this issue a priority.
Thank you to the residents, working groups, advocacy groups, and businesses for working together with the Office of Sustainability over the last two years to create a plan that is inclusive, feasible, and effective. I appreciate the efforts of the Mayor and my Council colleagues, especially Councilwoman Ana Sandoval. She and her staff deserve recognition for their diligence throughout the development of the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan.
Future generations will look back on today’s decision to protect our environment as the day their city drastically improved the quality of life for all residents.”