Paradise joins emissions mission

After a recent vote of officials, Paradise has become one of the latest municipalities to sign onto the U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement.

At its last meeting, the Town Council voted 4-1 to OK the document after some lengthy discussion, the Paradise Post reported. Mayor Steve Culleton, who goes by the nickname Woody, proposed the agreement.

Launched in 2005 by Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels, the agreement establishes a municipality’s commitment to reducing its greenhouse-gas emissions to 7 percent below 1990 levels by 2012. The move in Paradise comes more than a year after the Chico City Council signed onto the initiative.

More than 700 cities across the nation have joined the campaign.