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Hello Froggi, if you would like to discuss climate change issues? Bill Glassmire

August 28, 2017
Hello Froggi,

I trust that this finds you well. Did you get a good view of the eclipse?

If you would like to talk about the climate action advisory board and the 
climate recovery ordinance, let me know. Your colleagues, with or without you, 
are welcome. I am mostly free for the next couple of weeks, except not Thursday 
Aug 31.

I expect that you know that the next council meeting is Tuesday Sept 5. I have 
not seen the agenda, but I imagine that the advisory board will be discussed. I 
expect that nothing definite will be decided, but I also think that the earlier 
an opinion and/or position is presented, the more effect it is likely to have.

Probably, not for sure, I will go to the Richard Heinberg talk on Wednesday Aug 
30. We could compare calendars then.

Thanks for your work. Enjoy the day.

Best wishes,
Bill Glassmire

----- Original Message -----
From: "Froggi VanRiper" <froggi.vanriper@xxxxxxxxx>
To: ward7@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Monday, August 14, 2017 5:25:12 PM
Subject: Re: next week's council meeting

Hi Bill,
Thanks so much for responding!  The week was so busy that this just fell
right off my visible emails - wow.
Thank you for the clarifications regarding the Council agendas.
We'd be so grateful to take you up on the offer to sit down and continue
our discussion.  I understand your role should be to consider all ideas in
their full context, not to advocate for specific positions.  I'd be happy
to cover more pros and cons, and continue to help reach an understanding of
what's at the core of what we are trying to accomplish.
Let me know if you have free time in the coming week(s) and would like to
Warm regards,

On Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 2:23 PM, <ward7@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

August 4, 2017
Hello Froggi,

I trust that this finds you well (and cool). Thank you for your note.

While I am writing, I want to ask, did you apply for the Community Oregon
camp which took place in mid-July? I did not find any news about the camp
on the Healthy Democracy website. :(

I apologize that it has taken me a few days to respond to your email.
Likely you know that there is no climate change discussion scheduled in the
packet for the August 7 meeting.

About the council discussion on July 17, you could download the recording
of the meeting from this web page
and listen to the discussion yourself. The discussion starts 01:59 into
the meeting, the summing up starts 02:36 into the meeting, and discussion
concludes at 02:49 elapsed time.

What the council decided at the July 17 meeting was to approve a climate
action advisory board and to say that climate change projects will be
administered as part of the ICAN. I think that the summary in your email is
correct, except that there was no discussion of the Sierra Club text (you
mean the climate recovery ordinance, right?). Questions like what the
committee will do and what will be the make-up of the committee are still
to be decided.

I appreciate your following up on this. Whether or not we agree on the
best way forward, I can use help in figuring out what I think.
Incidentally, I would ideally like my council deliberations to be less
advocacy for a particular position, more creating explanations of pros and
cons of different ways forward. If you or your colleagues want to talk
sometime, please let me know.

Thank you again. Stay cool.

Best wishes,
Bill Glassmire

*From: *"Froggi VanRiper" <froggi.vanriper@xxxxxxxxx>
*To: *ward7@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
*Sent: *Tuesday, August 1, 2017 5:56:43 PM
*Subject: *next week's council meeting

Hi Bill,
Hope you're staying cool in this heat!
I was wondering if you can confirm my understanding of the next steps in
the Climate Advisory Board discussion?  My takeaway from the last meeting
was that the coming meeting will entail further discussion of the structure
of a Climate Advisory Board, and that Staff will bring a few examples of
different funding approaches for consideration, as well as an analysis of
the Sierra Club's submitted text.
Is this accurate?
Thanks so much,