Sedona News – Keep Sedona Beautiful (KSB), Northern Arizona Climate Change Alliance (NAZZCA) and the Sustainability Alliance will co-host a CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE FORUM: ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES AND SEDONA’S CLIMATE ACTION PLAN on June 21 at 6:00 pm at KSB, 360 Brewer Rd, Sedona.
The City Council Candidate Forum will address the City’s response to the threats of climate change. Sedona adopted its Climate Action Plan (CAP) in July 2021. The Climate Action Plan (CAP) “sets a goal to cut Sedona’s greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030. Reaching this target—which aligns with the international scientific recommendation for preventing the worst climate change impacts—will require involvement and commitment from the entire city. Local government, residents, businesses, and community leaders must work together to bring forth innovative and impactful solutions that work for Sedona” (sedonaaz.gov/)
Forum moderators are Frances Riemer PhD, NAU professor and NAZCCA board member, and Peggy Chaikin, KSB Trustee. The Forum will involve a brief welcome, an opening round of one-minute self-introductions, and candidate responses to Climate-Action oriented questions. Audience members will then have an opportunity to pose questions. The public is invited and there is no charge for admission. At the time of this release, all six candidates for City Council have confirmed their in-person participation in the Forum. Campaign literature and voter registration forms will also be available to attendees.
A Mayoral Candidate Forum on Environmental Changes and Sedona’s Climate Action Plan is planned for July.