Danielle V. Dolan

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Danielle V. Dolan has been working in environmental education, engagement, and advocacy for the last 14 years, with the latter half in California water issues. Ms. Dolan was hired by the Local Government Commission in 2014 to lead LGC’s water programs — engaging on statewide policy initiatives and implementing projects at the local level. LGC’s…

Amber McGarvey

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Amber McGarvey is the Operations Project Coordinator for the Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program, CivicSpark, which provides capacity building support for local governments throughout California to address climate change. Before joining LGC in January 2018, Amber worked at Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI) based in San Rafael, CA. At SEI she supported the Energize Colleges program which empowers…

Piedmont: Council OKs changes to fix traffic ‘nightmare’

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Originally posted on Contra Costa Times PIEDMONT — The Piedmont City Council voted unanimously Monday to make changes for cars traveling up Magnolia Avenue to Highland Avenue after listening to the area being described as a “Bermuda Triangle” and a traffic “nightmare.” Several options were presented to the council from traffic engineer Michelle DeRobertis to…

Davis community considers expanding electric vehicle parking

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Originally posted on The California Aggie DAVIS — Davis community members gathered at River City Bank on Sept. 23 to discuss the possibility of increasing electric vehicle (EV) parking in Downtown Davis for both private and public parking. The meeting comes at a time when EV’s are becoming more popular and the demand for charging stations is…

Davis plans for next steps with electric vehicles

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Originally posted on The Davis Enterprise and written by CivicSpark member Shelby Kelley DAVIS — Today there are approximately 400 electric vehicles in Davis, but the city has an ambitious goal of 2,500 in the community by 2020. At the state level, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation in 2013 calling for 1.5 million zero-emissions vehicles on California’s roads by…

Program to fight climate change can continue after Air Board’s vote

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Originally posted on The Tribune SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — A state program that helps cities and San Luis Obispo County implement plans to fight climate change can continue for another two years after the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District board narrowly authorized its staff to seek $150,000 in matching funds. The air board on…
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