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Medford environmental planners call for public input

Posted by Matt Byrne  April 23, 2012 10:04 AM

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The City of Medford has said it will embark on a two-year environmental planning process, in an effort to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, and is seeking public input next month.

Organized in cooperation with the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission, the energy plan will update a similar document crafted a decade ago, known as the Climate Action Plan.

“We are excited about this opportunity to revisit the City’s Climate Action Plan and update it with initiatives to help reduce energy consumption and costs for municipal buildings, residents, and businesses,” Medford Mayor Michael McGlynn said in a statement Friday.

The city will hold workshops May 2 and 3, which will be facilitated by the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission. The May 2 meeting is slated for 7 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. On May 3, the planners are scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. in the same location.

Feedback from residents "is critical in order for the city and MAPC to understand specific objectives held by the community," McGlynn said.  

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