SAN JOSE (CBS SF/BCN) — Following a unanimous vote at its meeting Tuesday, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors is creating a county commission on sustainability.

The new group, based on a measure introduced by Supervisor Otto Lee, would advise the board on climate change, environmental conservation and sustainability.

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“The devastating impacts of climate change and extreme weather are only getting worse and I want the County of Santa Clara to lead the fight against this existential threat to protect our families,” Lee said.

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County staff will report back at a later meeting with recommendations how best to create the commission, according to a news release from Lee.

More information is available on the county’s website.

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