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Resolution to Join Cities for Climate Protection

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HEALDSBURG ENDORSING THE OBJECTIVES OF THE CITIES FOR CLIMATE PROTECTION CAMPAIGN

WHEREAS, the Cities for Climate Protection, sponsored by the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) has invited the City of Healdsburg to become a partner in the campaign to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and

WHEREAS, local government actions taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy efficiency provide multiple local benefits by decreasing air pollution, reducing energy expenditures, and saving money for the City government, its businesses and its residents; and

WHEREAS, local governments greatly influence the community's energy usage by exercising key powers over land use, transportation, construction, waste management, and energy supply and management.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council of the City of Healdsburg commits to participating in the Cities for Climate Protection and, as a participant, pledges to (1) take a leadership role in promoting public awareness about the causes and impacts of climate change, and (2) undertake the Cities for Climate Protection program's five milestones to reduce both greenhouse gas and air pollution emissions throughout the community, specifically:

  • conduct a green house gas (GHG) emissions inventory and forecast to determine the source and quantity of GHG emissions in the jurisdiction;
  • establish a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target;
  • develop an action plan with both existing and future actions which, when implemented, will meet the local greenhouse gas reduction target;
  • implement the action plan; and
  • monitor to review progress.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City of Healdsburg requests assistance from the ICLEI Cities for Climate Protection Campaign as it progresses through the milestones.

DATED: July 1, 2002

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