This is a weekly feature listing upcoming meetings, events, and items of concern to environmental activists.
Highlights (Details after the fold):
MONDAY: SH 45 SW will be taken up by CAMPO, though there is no action expected. There will be citizens comments from the environmental community. CAMPO will also enter into some interlocal agreements with the TTI and the San Antonio COG for transportation and air quality studies and possibly approve stimulus funding items.
TUESDAY: The Parks Board will host a discussion on the department’s proposed budget reductions.
WEDNESDAY: The Urban Forestry Board will host a discussion on the department’s proposed budget reductions.
WEDNESDAY: The Solid Waste Advisory Commission holds its first meeting since its director was reassigned, taking up departmental organizational assessment, a plastic bag resolution, and updates on the MRF, Master Plan, Greenstar Contract, and the dept. budget.
WEDNESDAY: The Water and Wastewater Commission applies for $53 million
in stimulus funding for various wastewater projects and hears a presentation from Daryl Slusher on water conservation.
WEDNESDAY: COA holds a public forum on the budget and citizens’ priorities.
THURSDAY: The City Council considers funding the Solid Waste Master Plan for $1.5 million, creates the industry-requested Generation Resource Planning Task Force to fight against expensive clean energy projects, hears a presentation on proposed amendments to the tree regulations, hears 3rd reading of the Waterfront Overlay ordinance changes, and passes the 2009 Bicycle Plan Update.
THURSDAY: The Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District meets
THURSDAY: West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt stakeholders meet to develop a
long-term plan for use and maintenance of the greenbelt.
SATURDAY: Free rainwater harvesting seminar
SATURDAY: Free hike and lecture in Barton Creek protected bird habitat