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Debt ceiling, poll results, y mas
Notes on the debt ceiling, R1 zoning, and last week's sustainability poll
Today’s post is just a short update on the world and the results of last week’s sustainability poll.
Debt ceiling disaster averted:
As you likely know by now, the Democrats and Republicans finally put together a deal that keeps the US from defaulting on its debt. While the bill wasn’t a perfect win for either side of the aisle, there are some positives:
We won’t have to deal with a catastrophic economic meltdown.
The stock market rallied on Thursday and Friday in response to the news:
Albuquerque City Council to discuss R1 zoning
Starting June 5th, the Albuquerque City Council will be discussing a revision to residential zoning laws in the Duke city. May Tim Keller is among the many mayors across the US looking to allow duplexes and casitas on all R1 properties across town. The goal is to lessen the effects of the housing crisis caused by a low supply of units.
The YIMBY ordinance is likely to receive pushback from conservative groups despite similar bills being passed by Montanas Republican legislature this year.
Sustainability Poll Results:
My readers are more likely to recycle than compost, and very few cities offer composting programs.
Most of you don’t think your local government is doing enough to fight climate change.
Many of you will buy from sustainably-run businesses, but only if it’s cheaper.
Clean energy deployment and sustainably-built cities are important climate actions to you.
Everybody supports more nuclear energy in the US.
Lastly, my readers said they would like to learn more about clean transportation and sustainable business practices.
Full results below: