Green Task Force ratifies bylaws

DOWNEY - The city's Green Task Force, an advisory body created to educate and inform the City Council and residents on environmental and conservation issues, had its bylaws ratified by the City Council this week.The task force meets the fourth Wednesday of each month in the second floor training room at City Hall. According to its bylaws, the task force's stated goals are to "improve public and business community knowledge of environmental issues and priorities; encourage more sustainable practices to protect the environment, the city and public health; address community environmental concerns and advise City Council on potential courses of action; (and) focus on both short-term and long-term approaches to greater sustainability in the Downey community." Downey resident Lars Clutterham was elected chair of the Green Task Force and Sean Ashton vice-chair.

********** Published: July 14, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 13