The San Diego urban greening plans in Grantville and Uptown will build up green communities that keep pollution away using grant funds the city takes from the California Strategic Growth Council for its share of the 17.5 million dollars the California legsilature decided to invest in urban greening plans in jurisdictions throughout the state. Seven years ago, voters approved the state funding in a water quality and environmental protection act passed in a state proposition.
City councilmembers opened up the funding opportunty this week.
Gains made in air and water quality in the urban greening areas will be measured against state goals by the council. Both the California EPA and the Governor's Office of Planning and Research sit onthe council.
Sustainable communities need infrastructure imrpovements to keep stable the lowered pollution levels.
Infill development in the Grantville and Uptown communities will not produce losses in envrionemtnal protection. The built up communities have to guarantee pollution levels get lowered and there are not pollution troubles.
Greenhouse gas emissions have to set at the levels in the California Global Warming Solutions Act, or below. Healthy communities is one of the urban greening program goals.
This is a Center Line Policy Alert.