It’s time to comment on the City of Dallas’ Comprehensive Environmental and Climate Action Plan (CECAP). The CECAP will be Dallas’ roadmap for deciding how the city will deal with flooding, air quality, public health, drought and extreme heat through the prism of climate change.
“Dallas is a healthy, safe and economically vibrant city,” said Mayor Eric Johnson. “But to be a truly resilient city, Dallas must prepare for the effects of climate change.”
Visitors can offer their opinion on more than 90 draft actions within eight focus areas at www.dallasclimateaction.com, by clicking on the “Forum” tab to decide how Dallas will prepare for climate change. Comments and questions will be moderated during regular business hours between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The draft CECAP is the result of input from thousands of Dallas residents, extensive consideration by internal and external stakeholders, review of existing City plans and identification of best practices.
In September 2019, Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson created the Environment and Sustainability (ENVS) Committee to bring a focus on environmental issues in Dallas, specifically to develop and implement the CECAP and ensure Dallas is a global environmental leader. Councilmember Omar Narvaez (City Council District 6), chairs the Committee, and each meeting over the past several months has included a deep dive into focus areas of CECAP.
The public comment period for the draft CECAP is open until midnight on March 3, 2020.