Senator Josh Becker To Present $4.5 Million Check To Menlo Park City Officials
(Menlo Park) – Senator Josh Becker (D-Menlo Park) will present a $4.5 million “big check” to Menlo Park city officials at a City Council meeting next week, representing the funds he was able to secure in the state budget for home electrification projects in the city.
Who: Senator Josh Becker
What: Check Presentation to Menlo Park City Council members
When: Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 6:00pm
Where: Menlo Park City Hall at 701 Laurel Street in Menlo Park.
“The battle against climate change is one we need to fight on multiple different fronts, including in homes and commercial buildings which make up nearly 10% of California’s carbon emissions,” said Becker. “This $4.5 million will help us tackle one of the key areas that can be addressed at the local level to cut greenhouse gas emissions and move to 100% clean homes and buildings.
“Menlo Park has done a great deal to improve its carbon footprint, cutting its carbon output by about 35% after switching to Peninsula Clean Energy and relying on more renewable power,” continued Becker. “It’s my hope this $4.5 million will help move us toward meeting the state’s goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 85% by 2045.”
First elected in 2020, Senator Becker represents the 13th Senate District covering portions of of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties and includes the cities of Menlo Park, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Mateo, Santa Clara, South San Francisco, and Sunnyvale.
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