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Conservation and Climate Outreach Commission (View All)

Conservation and Climate Outreach Commission

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Meeting Video

Draft written minutes will be available a week before the next meeting.
Approved written minutes will be available once approved by the Commission. 

Meeting Agenda
October 28, 2020 – 3 to 5 PM
1. Call to Order (item starts at the beginning of the video)
2. Consent Agenda (0:08)
3. Announcements (1:30)
3.1. Next Regular Meeting: November 25, 2020
3.2. Other Announcements from Commissioners
3.3. Reports from Members of Other Commissions
4. Public Forum will be taken as written testimony. Please submit testimony via the CCOC contact form in writing by 10 a.m. the day before the meeting to be included in the minutes.
5. Reports/Presentations (40 min)
5.1. Water Conservation Presentation by Julie Smitherman (1:58)
5.2. Council Update (57:28)
5.3. Staff Update (1:06:14)
6. Old Business (1:10:22)
6.1. Decision: Commission Monthly Column in Sneak Preview
6.2. Plan three additional articles for approval at next meeting
Month Published Article Assigned To Due for Packet Due to Sneak Preview
December? Update on Rogue To Go Buck Oct. 19 Nov. 17
December? Conservation Tips Rosenthal Oct. 19 Nov. 17
TBD – Lessons from the Pandemic (Walker)
6.3. Decision: CEAP Review and Project List (1:28:05)
7. (5:45) New Business (1:52:21)
7.1. Discussion: Bag Ban Ordinance Update
8. (5:55) - Wrap Up (1:53:35)
8.1. Items to be added to future agendas
• Letter to City Council Regarding Clean Fuel Credits (TBD)
• Annual Report (November, present to Council on December 15)

Conservation and Climate Outreach Commission
The purpose of Ashland’s Conservation and Climate Outreach Commission is to support the achievement of Ashland's Community Climate Recovery Goals and conservation activities. The Commission shall actively encourage Community entities and individuals to make wise use of resources and make progress toward Ashland's Community Climate Goals as set forth in the most current City Council approved version of the Climate and Energy Action Plan. 
The Conservation and Climate Outreach Commission consists of nine voting members including one representative each from the solid waste franchisee for the City, Southern Oregon University, and the Ashland School District, and six other voting members.
Powers and Duties Generally:
A. Consistent with City policies and procedures, educate and advocate for Ashland's Community Climate Recovery Goals
B. Consistent with the Climate and Energy Action Plan, make recommendations on strategies, actions, and programs related to the wise and efficient use of resources by all Ashland citizens, including: 
a. Consumption of goods and services;
b. Materials management, waste prevention, reduction, and recycling;
c. Conservation and efficient use of electricity, water, and natural resources; 
d. Promotion of community, residential, and commercial renewable resources;
e. Air quality awareness; and 
f. Climate resilience and preparedness.

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