I just read the good news in The News-Post that a climate emergency resolution will be introduced to the County Council.
I seek leaders who recognize that this emergency impacts Frederick County.
Since I live and own property outside Jefferson in the flood plain of Catoctin Creek and Lewis Run, I know the effect of flooding. Our buildings have been here since the late 1700s and early 1800s.
Will the county work on flood control mitigation measures for property owners like me?
What will the climate emergency require of Frederick County in regards to roads like mine, which is now closed due to flood damage eroding the steep bank above Poffenberger Road.
How should the climate emergency influence the management of the county’s waste, our waste? I was extremely saddened by the Dec. 16 News-Post article on the current cost of recycling in Frederick County, which failed to ask the question: How should we measure the cost of managing waste from a climate emergency perspective? I seek county leaders who ask these questions.
Approving a resolution on the climate emergency recognizes that the climate crisis impacts us NOW, where we live. Yes, even in Frederick County!
Studying how Frederick County policies and actions either increase or mitigate climate change here where we live would be a local step to mitigate the climate emergency.
Contact your County Council person and get involved in this issue.