In a 9-2 city council decision in August, San Jose said ‘no’ to expanded polystyrene take-out containers. (Expanded polystyrene, or EPS, is the correct term for the material we often call Styrofoam.) The ban phases in next year. Learn why the Chapter has pushed for this ordinance and similar ordinances in other towns.
After reviewing the latest plans for “solving” the state’s water problems by building two 30-mile long tunnels pumping millions of gallons of water around the Sacramento Delta, the Club has concluded that these tunnels are likely to degrade the Delta environment further and unlikely to resolve any significant water issue. We will oppose them.
Menlo Park’s amended zoning ordinance for secondary dwelling units went into effect July 11 and opens the door for creative land use to expand housing. Allowing increased use of backyard cottages and garage apartments can provide positive social and environmental impact, helping people maintain a healthier, sustainable lifestyle and shortening commutes.