Summary: Asheville City Council candidate Maggie Ullman spoke in favor of common sense policies that are smart and compassionate. Buncombe County's Commissioners later unanimously adopted the policies during a regular board meeting on October 19, 2021.
Speaking out as a citizen serving on the Environmental and Energy Stewardship Subcommittee, Maggie advocated for Buncombe County Commissioners to adopt policies for cost-effective renewable energy generation (solar) on county buildings and cost-effective, powerful electric vehicle fleets.
Maggie served as Asheville's first Sustainability Officer. She owns and operates a business dedicated building coalitions among national non-profits and foundations committed to equitably ending climate change.
Per the Citizen Times, the solar projects are forecast to save the county between $14 million and $17 million in energy costs over the next 30 years.
"So, if we aren't going to act, no one is. We have to take action. Climate change is here. That's why I am just so proud to be part of a conversation to pursue these resolutions," Maggie said.
You can watch the full commission meeting on demand.