Environmental report cards come out; Mayor gets B+

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Mayor Jerry Sanders received a B-plus for his positions on environmental issues, according to the 2010 Environmental Quality Report Card released Wednesday.

Sanders got a D-minus last year in the report compiled by Strategic Community Consulting at UC San Diego on behalf of the San Diego League of Environmental Voters.

Most members of the City Council received A and B grades, except for Sherri Lightner, who was given a C-plus, and Carl DeMaio, who got a D-plus.

The City Council members were graded on their votes on 18 environmental issues last year, while Sanders was rated for his position on them, as reflected by staff recommendations.

The highest grade went to Donna Frye, who received an A-plus. She left the council last December.

Among the 2010 issues were potable water re-use, a habitat conservation plan for vernal pools, the seals at the Children's Pool in La Jolla, a climate mitigation plan and sustainable building plans.

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