ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and fellow Legislators want a plan for climate action — with an interesting twist.
They’re setting up a committee of seven voting members, including legislators. They’re are also four non-voting members, three of whom will be students.
Lawmakers said that’s because they need to protect the interests of the generations ahead. Liam Smith, a high school senior, said he’s lobbied Monroe County for change since May of last year.
“Making my voice heard and working with these different county legislators has been very empowering,” Smith said. “and it has allowed me to help change the conversation about climate chance in county government, which I think is really important for my generation.”
Bello said the advisory committee will serve as a road map for what the county can do in the future.