Santa Monica City Council candidate Terry O’Day has convened a group of Santa Monica-based green building experts to discuss the future of an environmentally friendly building program in the city.

O’Day, vice chair of the Santa Monica Planning Commission and executive director of the nonprofit Environment Now, assembled the group of architects the week of Monday, September 4th.

The group included planning commissioner Gwynne Pugh, Santa Monica Architectural Review Board vice chair Bill Adams, Architectural Review Board member Michael Folonis and Walker Wells, program director of the Global Green Sustainable Cities Program.

The group discusses steps the City of Santa Monica could take to promote green building policies and spark interest on the issue among city residents.

“So many of the challenges the city faces, including traffic, clean water and air policy and maintaining our community’s quality of life, are connected to our ability to find sustainable green solutions,” O’Day said.

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