TOPICS: TRANSITION NOW, FROM THE WIRES, WHY WAIT?, LIVING THE SUSTAINABLE LIFE, THE PARTY TO END ALL PARTY POLITICS
TUCSON (A-P) — For a prosperous way down: Vote Ecolate Party
Eric Lee for City Council
Ward 5, Tucson, AZ USA
Set limits to power and speed: Ban all over-powered vehicles (OPV) within city limits within five years: 20% of streets closed to OPV the first year, 25% of remaining the second, 33% the third, 50% of remaining the fourth, 100% the fifth year to achieve zero OVP (IC vehicle and electric car/truck) use by end of fifth year.
OPV within banned areas may be disabled by citizens and salvage rights claimed (police to escort driver from area if needed to protect driver and serve public interest).
Electric wheelchairs/e-trikes/e-bikes for handicapped and elderly permitted on non-pedestrian human-powered vehicle (HPV) roadways. Electric emergency vehicles allowed in designated emergency thruway lanes with siren, speed limited by driver's safety-first mantra.
All vehicles, including bicycles and skaters/rollers, within walkways must observe universal pedestrian right-of-way by going no faster than pedestrians.
On rollerways, no HPV with electric assist may pass or tailgate a human-powered vehicle nor exceed an averaged HPV speed of 15 kph while using e-assist.
Cargo vehicles may have electric assist limited to power provided by solar PV contained within permitted foot-print of vehicle. If battery used to maintain speed in shaded areas, speed limited to speed provided by solar PV without battery in full sun.
All water use to be supplied via rainwater catchment within five years as CAP (aqueduct from Colorado River pumped 1,650 feet up (total about 2,000 feet to allow for flow between puming stations) via 15 pumping plants using 2.8 trillion Wh/year of electric from coal-fired power plants to pump 500 billion gallons of water per year, the largest user of electric power in the state) water will no longer be depended on and all groundwater pumping will cease to allow aquifer to recharge until river flows again.
Transition to composting toilet use within five years as sewer system will be shutdown.
The coal-fired power plant will be progressively shutdown and scraped in five years and natural gas shut off.
Burnable household waste to be processed by householders on site into chips for use with other imported or grown on site biomass for use in biomass-gas cooking stoves used when solar cookers cannot be used (45-75 days per year).
Immediate tax (10% of purchase) levied on non-reusable containers to increase annually until all non-reusable (500+times) container use ends within five years.
Those unable (secondary to being unwilling) to adapt to needed change can voluntarily go elsewhere to not adapt, the best possible local area ourcome.
If elected, I will not serve unless a majority of other city council members supporting the Ecolate Party Platform are also elected to effect needed changes, so vote Ecolate Party for real solutions when you've had enough of business-as-usual.
Why wait? Transition now.
Ask questions, listen to biophysical reality, endeavor to know rather than believe because that's what works, bitches (aka ideologues).—xkcd.