Scope of Work

The ad hoc Climate Change and Energy Action Plan Committee is charged with making recommendations to the City Council regarding a climate change and energy action plan intended to identify existing and potential vulnerabilities and develop an organized and prioritized set of actions to protect people and resources from the ongoing impacts of climate change. The plan shall include targets and strategies for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in Ashland. These targets and strategies may be short- mid- or long-term, and shall consider cost, feasibility, community acceptance and likelihood of success, with an emphasis on voluntary measures that can be undertaken by different sectors of the community. The plan shall include specific, measurable actions that citizens and local institutions can undertake immediately upon adoption of the plan.

The Committee shall review similar plans in comparable communities, consult as necessary with local subject matter experts in the areas of transportation, energy, land use and infrastructure (and other areas as the Committee deems advisable), and identify implementation steps as appropriate.

The Committee shall, in consultation with City staff and consultants, determine its own work plan and project timeline, however the activities of consultants hired by the City to work on the plan or technical reports associated with the plan shall be directed by the City and not by the ad hoc committee.  The ad hoc committee shall not create and appoint subcommittees without the prior consent of the City Council.  Unless otherwise directed by the City Council, the Climate Change and Energy Action Plan shall be delivered to the City Council by January 31, 2017.

The Committee shall, in the course of its work:

  • Provide ample opportunity for public input and feedback; and
  • Present its recommendations in writing so they can be easily shared with the public.

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