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File #: 19-0652   
Type: Information Only Status: Information Only
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 6/25/2019
Title: Study Session Summary of March 26, 2019 - Climate Action Plan 2.0
Related files: 19-0494, 19-0703
Study Session Summary of March 26, 2019 - Climate Action Plan 2.0

Call to Order:
Vice Mayor Melton called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

City Councilmembers Present:
Mayor Larry Klein
Vice Mayor Melton
Councilmember Gustav Larsson
Councilmember Glenn Hendricks
Councilmember Nancy Smith
Councilmember Michael S. Goldman

City Councilmembers Absent:
Councilmember Mason Fong

Study Session Summary:
Ramana Chinnakotla, Director, Environmental Services Department, along with Melody Tovar, Regulatory Programs Division Manager, and Nupur Hiremath, Environmental Programs Manager, delivered a presentation on the product of the Climate Action Plan 2.0 Initiative -the Draft Climate Action Playbook.

The Draft Climate Action Playbook (Draft Playbook) is a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address climate change. The presentation covered the Draft Playbook's proposed long-term targets of achieving a 60 percent reduction by 2030 and an 80 percent reduction by 2050 relative to 1990 levels, and an overview of the Strategies and Plays to achieve those targets. In addition, staff presented a Game Plan of "next moves" or actions to focus on in the coming three years and a summary of an associated funding request that was presented to Council at a later meeting as a part of the annual budget cycle. The presentation included the preliminary results of the community engagement to date to gather feedback on the Draft Playbook and the plan for continued outreach through April 2019.

Councilmembers asked questions and made comments:

Promoting Clean Energy
* Comment that storage should be featured separately from solar as leveraging storage effectively entails behavior change that is distinct from that required when only using solar.
* Question on whether it would be possible to achieve the 100% participation in clean energy sooner than 2030.
* Question on how the solar target is evaluated and whether it can be accelerated.

Decarbonizing Buildings
* Ques...

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