Comprehensive Environmental & Climate Action Plan
Public Meetings (Fall 2019)
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Progress So Far
The CECAP kickoff was held at Fair Park during Earthx 2019, the world’s largest environmental experience. Around 177,000 attended Earthx and many thousands visited the City of Dallas pavilion that reflected all of the City’s environmental efforts, including a focus on CECAP development. In addition, City staff presented on CECAP and related topics as featured parts of the EarthxCities symposium, EarthxLaw symposium, and Earthx Speaker Series.
The City convened a series of six (6) formal meetings at public locations located across the City during April and May 2019 and offered free rides to residents who may be transportation-limited. English and Spanish-speaking staff attended each meeting, which ranged between 5 and 35 attendees. Additional meetings will be held in the fall to get feedback on potential solutions and goals.
Other Public Meetings
City staff responded affirmatively to all requests for presentations, attending a total of 40 community meetings to date to provide information concerning the CECAP planning effort and the initial survey. Through these efforts, City staff were able to engage many hundreds more residents about CECAP.
A community survey was developed in coordination with the Stakeholder Advisory Committee and the Environmental Planning Task Force to gauge priorities, concerns, and ideas in seven key focus areas: Transportation, Food Security, Solid Waste, Water & Wastewater (including drainage), Buildings and Energy, Parks and Open Space, and Extreme Weather. A summary of preliminary results was received June 11, 2019, comprising data from over 1,238 respondents representing each and every Dallas zip code. There were also 3,281 custom responses addressing the focus areas and other concerns (presently under review). The community survey was available in Spanish and English, both online and at the meetings, from April 28 to June 1, 2019. The top concerns from this survey included access to transportation, recycling and solid waste, food security, energy efficiency, alternative energy options, flooding, and water conservation.