The City Administrator suspended all non-essential regular City Committee/Commission meetings on March 12, 2020, as a precautionary and preventive measure for COVID-19. Commission meetings are now allowed to be held at the discretion of their liaison department.
Climate Policy Commission meetings are being held electronically until further notice. Refer to the agenda for information on how to submit written testimony and view the meetings live.
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.
Please remember that other than staff, the people listed below are volunteers working on behalf of our community and should only be contacted on matters related to their particular commission, committee or board.