Under the direction of Mayor Lois J. Frankel, the City of West Palm Beach has formed a committee to make recommendations to the Mayor on sustainability and environmental issues. The recommendations will be intended to help the City reduce its carbon footprint. The group is called the City Green Task Force, and has already begun analyzing sustainability issues within City government.
“I’d like to thank the citizens on this task force for volunteering their time and taking on the crucial task of making our City more environmentally friendly,” said Mayor Frankel.
The task force is made up of private citizens with backgrounds ranging from energy management to engineering. The group has held several meetings, all of which have been open to the public. West Palm Beach City Commission President Jeri Muoio has been selected to be the City Commission’s liaison to the task force.
The City Green Task Force plans to meet with various City departments and leaders to better understand how the City operates, to analyze current “green” efforts and to make recommendations for improvements and changes. The task force plans to examine a wide range of issues including the City’s vehicle fleet, office waste reduction and energy conservation.