Oakland’s public works committee spent about a minute Tuesday morning discussing a resolution that would connect a gap in the Bay Trail underneath the High Street Bridge in East Oakland near the city’s border with Alameda, before approving it by consensus. But that doesn’t diminish the step forward towards completing the trail, said Laura Thompson, the trail’s project manager.

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One of the City of Oakland’s goals is to become a model green city, according to its sustainability program. For the past year and a half, the city has been hashing out an Energy and Climate Action Plan (ECAP) to identify and prioritize what it can do to lower Oakland’s greenhouse gas emissions and reduce energy use.

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