January 8, 2009
Re: Agendas for Stakeholder Meetings
on Draft GWRA Recommendations
Mayors Committee for a Green Future Co-Chairs, Mayor Meryl Frank of Highland Park and Deputy Mayor Fred Profeta of Maplewood have asked us to advise you that on December 15, 2008 the DEP released the Draft Global Warming Response Act Recommendations Report, and announced a series of six stakeholder meetings designed to gather feedback on these recommendations.
The draft report and schedule of meetings can be found at: www.state.nj.us/globalwarming/.
The schedule and agendas for each of the six stakeholder meetings can be accessed at www.state.nj.us/globalwarming/home/stakeholder.html . Be aware that the meeting that had been scheduled for Wednesday, January 7, was postponed due to inclement weather. This meeting has been rescheduled. It will be held on Thursday, January 22, 2009 from 2-5 PM in the DEP's Public Hearing Room in Trenton.
Also at the website you will find a summary table of the 40 2020 supporting recommendations found in the draft report, organized to reflect the issues that will be covered at each of these meetings.
The summary table also provides page references for where the more detailed description of those recommendations can be found in the draft report. To make these stakeholder meetings as productive as possible, we strongly encourage all attendees to read the draft report ahead of time, and familiarize themselves with the recommendations relevant to their stakeholder session(s).
Very truly yours,
William G. Dressel, Jr.