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Study Session

Monday, February 03, 2020

Monday, February 3, 2020
Council Chambers, 1175 E. Main Street

Mayor Stromberg called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

Councilors' Slattery, Graham, Akins, Seffinger, Rosenthal and Jensen were present.

1.         Public Input (15 minutes, maximum)
Amelia Ellis – Spoke regarding the climate emergency.  She read a statement into the record (see attached).  2nd Oregon City to join Milwaukie she gave a draft resolution for the record (see attached). 
Louise Shawkat – Ashland – Spoke regarding climate change.  She spoke to use actions as a marketing tool.   
Huelz Gutcheon – Ashland – Spoke regarding gas engines and electric cars.  He spoke regarding the importance of solar panels and that we need more rooftop solar.
2.         Climate Policy Commission Recommendation
Steve Mitzel and Chris Mckay presented Council with a PowerPoint presentation regarding Ashland School District 2019 Capital Bond Program (see attached).
Items discussed were:
  • Program Guiderails.
  • Bond Planning.
  • Sustainability standards.
  • ASD Priorities and sustainability.
  • Building standards.
  • Goals and Priorities for sustainability.
  • Educational piece and design.
  • Recognition of success. 
  • 3 phases of design.
  • CEAP Strategies. 
  • Landscape.
  • Installing fixtures that are low flow water requirements.
  • Public Outreach.
  • Building models.
  • Display to students.
  • Process.
  • Design teams.
  • Goals.
  • Efficiency.
  • Operations.
  • Sustainable design.
  • How to achieve the projects.
  • Design report.
  • Color board.
  • Recyclable Carpet.
Climate Policy Commission Members Rick Barth and Zander Huston went over a PowerPoint presentation regarding the Climate Policy Commission (CPC) Recommendation (see attached).
Items discussed were:
  • Powers and Duties.
  • Motivation update.
  • CPC Activities.
  • CEAP.
  • Commission developing process.
  • Risk of Climate change.
  • Climate Emergency Language.  
  • Effects.
  • Biodiversity. 
  • BlockRock investment firm.
  • Thermal Coal.
  • Climate change.
  • Reducing fire and cutting carbon emissions the aboriginal way.  
  • Ashland’s Roles. 
  • What the CPC has accomplished so far.
  • Work Program.
  • Budget.
City Administrator Kelly Madding suggested for the CPC to talk to Staff about the costs for implementing all the implementations. 
Council discussed the Resolution.
Council discussed ways to look at measures to restore safe climate.
Council discussed outreach. 
The Study Session was adjourned at 7:02 PM
Respectfully submitted by:
City Recorder Melissa Huhtala
Mayor Stromberg
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