San Jose eyes ‘Green Vision’

The San Jose City Council on Tuesday will consider adopting Mayor Chuck Reed’s ambitious “Green Vision” plan, which seeks to both make the city more environmentally friendly and capitalize on the growing clean technology industry. Reed unveiled his plan earlier this month. He set a series of 10 goals to be met within the next 15 years including reducing the city’s per capita energy use by 50 percent, receiving 100 percent of the city’s electrical power from clean renewable sources and recycling or reusing 100 percent of the city’s wastewater.

“In 2007, the City Council signed the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Climate Protection Agreement and adopted the most aggressive municipal greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals in the nation. The Green Vision is the road map for how we will meet our commitment,” Reed said in his memorandum proposing the plan to the council.

Reed also wants San Jose to be at the center of the emerging field of environmental technology, just as it is with computer and Internet technologies. He is also proposing that the city adopt policies to attract 25,000 jobs in the “clean technology” field in the next 15 years.

“Adoption of the Green Vision will help keep San Jose on the forefront of environmental protection while at the same time generating good paying jobs and increasing economic vitality,” Reed said.

The council meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. at San Jose City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara St.

— Bay City News

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