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Climate Policy Commission Meeting

Agenda
Thursday, October 10, 2019

ASHLAND CLIMATE POLICY COMMISSION
Meeting Agenda
October 10, 2019 – 4:00 to 7:00 PM
Community Development Building, Siskiyou Room
51 Winburn Way

1. (4:00) Call to Order
 
2. Consent Agenda
 
3. Announcements (10 min)
Next Meeting: November 14, 2019
 
4. (4:10) Public Forum to be evenly divided by public wishing to speak (10 min)
 
5. (4:20) Annual Workplan Development
 
Question to Answer: What should the Climate Policy Commission focus on over the next 12 months in terms of planning and recommendations to Council?
 
CEAP Progress Report – What has happened and what is underway? (15 min)
Brainstorm additional actions (15 min)
Discuss actions and identify low hanging fruit (45 min)
Prioritize actions (5 min)
 
6. (6:00) Dinner Break - dinner will be provided (20 min)
 
7. (6:20) Commission Organization (25 min)
Question to Answer: How shall we organize ourselves in order to complete the prioritized actions? 
 
8. (6:45) Election of Vice Chair (10 min)
 
9. (6:55) Wrap Up (5 min)
Review of next month’s agenda items
 
Climate Plan References: 
ashland.or.us/climatetimeline
 
Climate Policy Commission
 
The Climate Policy Commission shall provide climate plan implementation process oversight and recommend updates to the CEAP in pursuit of meeting the climate recovery goals, objectives, and targets set forth in AMC Chapter 9.40.
 
The Climate Policy Commission shall reflect and represent a wide range of community interests and perspectives.  Such interests shall include, but not be limited to, environmental, energy efficiency, renewable energy, academic, business, low income, health, communities of color, and elderly interests.
 
Powers and Duties 
A.  Develop recommendations for the City of Ashland’s Climate and Energy Action Plan (CEAP) and any updates to the CEAP.
B.  Recommend modifications to benchmarks, targets, or actions contained in the climate plan as needed to incorporate the best available science and practices to achieve the City of Ashland’s climate-related goals and targets.
C.  Manage a process for considering amendments and updates to the CEAP.
D.  Monitor and make recommendations on the implementation of the CEAP for the community and for City operations
E.  Periodically review progress toward achievement of the CEAP’s Greenhouse Gases (GHG) and fossil fuels reduction targets.
F.  Recommend changes in City ordinances, administrative rules, and processes that facilitate or incentivize residents and businesses to reduce GHG emissions.
G.  Work to ensure that the CEAP incorporates long-term social, economic, and environmental goals.
H.  Work to ensure that the CEAP is socially equitable for all community members including low-income, young people, persons of color, the elderly, and those living with disabilities.

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