A new spending program approved by lawmakers in 2019 called Lawns to Legumes sets aside $900,000 annually to pay homeowners who replace traditional lawns with bee-friendly wildflowers, clover and native grasses.
The City Council of Santa Cruz voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve a measure that will make investigation and arrest for “the adult possession, use or cultivation of psychoactive plants and fungi” a low-priority infraction by law enforcement.
The first step of the new plan is to no longer offer plastic straws or spoons beginning early this year. The ultimate goal is to find an alternative to clear plastic cups, plastic-lined cups, and plastic lids by the end of 2020.
Smart solar street lighting saves money and is better for the environment. The city of Syracuse, for example, is purchasing the more than 17,500 street lights that will deliver more than $3 million in annual savings to its operating budget.
The smiling red-faced logo which has for years been criticized as racist by the Native American community and others will be removed from the team’s jersey sleeves and caps starting in the 2019 season, the MLB announced Monday.
Legislation passed by the Metropolitan King County Council on Monday calls for the county’s Department of Public Defense to provide attorneys to families participating in inquests no matter their financial status.