Latest in a series of posts on candidates for election
Bethlehem City Democrat Committee
City Council candidate forum April 12
Council candidates: Callahan, Crampsie Smith, Kwiatek, Leon, Wilhelm
“Given the state’s control over many potential initiatives that might limit us in taking a forward looking view on our community’s environmental impact, what steps do you see as possible to help us now take a leadership role in protecting our environment?”
Grace Crampsie Smith
“We are a role model . . . We can impact policy upward.”
“We need to address our air quality and lack of green spaces.”
“Working groups will be the perfect candidates to advocate for the program.”
“I have a 100% voting record for environmental issues.”
“Building that framework, that structure within City government, we are well poised to take advantage of the opportunities to move on things.”
to be continued . . .
One thought on “City Council candidates on the Climate Action Plan and leadership in environmental issues”
I think it’s really important for all Council candidates & mayoral candidates to consider that Bethlehem might need to follow the model of Grant Township PA and refuse to let the state preempt the CIty’s responsibility to protect people.
Look at the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund [CELDF] for examples of how to do it — and how they can assist! [https://celdf.org/advancing-community-rights]