Resolution to Join Cities for Climate ProtectionRESOLUTION 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:
IN COUNCIL DULY PASSED this 4th day of December 2001.