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Resolution to Join Cities for Climate Protection

RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA ENDORSING THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVE OF THE CITIES FOR CLIMATE PROTECTION CAMPAIGN

WHEREAS, the Cities for Climate Protection Campaign, sponsored by the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), has invited the City of Santa Rosa to become a partner in the Campaign; and

WHEREAS, local government actions taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy efficiency provide multiple local benefits by decreasing air pollution, creating jobs, 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 of Santa Rosa commits to participate in the Cities for Climate Protection Campaign and as a participant pledges to:

o Take a leadership role in promoting public awareness about the causes and impacts of climate change.

o 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 greenhouse 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; and
  • Implement the action plan and monitor to review progress.

IN COUNCIL DULY PASSED this 4th day of December 2001.

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