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What is your top environmental concern and how would you address it?

Linda O’Neal

City Council, District 9

Flooding due to extreme weather is a costly problem. We need to invest in storm drains, but more importantly, we need to rethink how we pave low-traffic roads.  Impervious cover, cutting down trees and foliage, are major contributors to our flood problem. We need to use permeable cover, such as pavers, concrete, and asphalt, in low-traffic areas. The impervious cover also contributes to the heat index. We can lower the impact of high temperatures and flooding with green roofs. We also need to regulate demolitions to limit lead dust in our air and water. Water filters in every school fountain.