This meeting will be recorded and uploaded to the website to accompany the minutes.
1. (4:00) Call to Order
2. Consent Agenda (5 min)
3. (4:05) Announcements (10 min)
3.1. Next Meeting: February 11, 2021
3.2. Staff Update
3.3. Other Announcements from Commissioners
3.4. Reports from Representatives of Other Commissions
4. (4:15) Public Forum
must be submitted via the CPC contact form
in writing by 10 a.m. the day of the meeting to be included in the minutes. (5 min)
5. Old Business
5.1. (4:20) Action Items Volunteer (1 min)
5.2. (4:21) Commissioner Recruitment (1 min)
Does the commission wish to recommend to Council that the Council:
- Direct the Public Works Department to pursue reducing maximum speeds within the City to the maximum extent allowed by Oregon Revised Statute 810.180, and
- Request that the Southern Oregon legislative delegation ensure that Ashland is included among the jurisdictions which would be empowered, as Portland currently is, to set speed limits on roadways under the City’s jurisdiction pursuant to a reintroduced HB 4103 (2020 legislative number)
6. New Business
7. (6:10) Wrap Up (20 min)
7.2. Topic Prioritization
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.