Sustainable Foster City Celebrates Four Year Anniversary
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Sustainable Foster City Celebrates Four Year Anniversary
For Immediate Release: June 20, 2017
Contact: Vanessa Brannon, Management Analyst, (650) 286-3354, vbrannon@fostercity.org
June 6th may have marked the fourth anniversary of Sustainable Foster City Day, but City Council celebrated at Monday night's Council meeting. San Mateo County Board Supervisor Carole Groom presented the City of Foster City with a resolution "honoring and commending the City's efforts to ensure that the community remains sustainable economically, environmentally, socially and maintains a high quality of life for all its residents and the business community." Supervisor Groom added, "Since that day, four years ago, you've done so many terrific things in this city to make things greener, to make things more sustainable, and to involve your residents." State Senator Jerry Hill's office also sent a certificate of recognition congratulating the City on its commitment to creating a sustainable community.

"We set policy, but all the hard work, all the initiatives, all the thinking outside the box has come from our staff, present and past, has just been phenomenal. We are so proud of the work they've done. It's an honor to be recognized for this today," said Mayor Charlie Bronitsky. Vice Mayor Sam Hindi added, "This effort launched back in 2013 and took a lot of people to get the ball rolling and we did this in partnership with community leaders and the Chamber of Commerce. Sustainable Foster City is really three prongs – Economic, Environmental and Social. I'm proud of how much has been done over the past four years."

Sustainable Foster City – a demonstration of Foster City's leadership in the areas of Economic Vitality, Environmental Sustainability and Quality of Life – has evolved over the past four years but the accomplishments have only grown exponentially. Some of Sustainable Foster City's recent accomplishments include:
  • Staff launched the website www.connectfostercity.com, which consolidates all the transportation and mobility options available to Foster City commuters.
  • Since launching the Scoop carpooling initiative in October, there have been over 15,000 fewer commute-time car trips in and out of Foster City, saving over 375,000 pounds of CO2.
  • Residential water use from 2007 to 2016 reduced by 32%.
  • Staff received the final 2015 Municipal Operations Inventory report, which showed a 22.9% decrease in CO2 emissions from the 2010 report.
  • The City launched a Community Dialogue Series in 2017, a series of four interactive community events designed to inform, engage and involve centered around topics such as workforce housing, transportation and commercial retail.
  • Since launching Foster City Access in February 2016, residents have reported 1028 non-emergency issues and the City has resolved 938, so far.  

The City recently launched sustainable.fostercity.org, a website where residents, businesses and visitors can see why Foster City is a great place to live, work and play and learn about new sustainable Foster City programs and initiatives. Click here to see an infographic of Sustainable Foster City's latest accomplishments.

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