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BILL NO. 18-710Res.No:          6290

Agenda Title:

18-710 - A resolution declaring the City Council's Commitment to establishing the City of Independence as the Greenest City in America, and reaffirming the City's support for renewable electric energy, protection of the natural environment, waste reduction, responsible development, public education on environmental issues, and other practices contributing to environmental sustainability in Independence. 
Recommendations:

Staff recommends passage of this resolution
Executive Summary:

This resolution declares the City Council's commitment to establishing Independence as the Greenest City in America through the pursuit of a variety of strategies, including renewable energy, sustainable development practices, preservation of the natural environment, waste reduction, development of parks and trails, support for public transit and multi-modal alternatives, public education, conservation, and other practices.
Background:

In 2014, the City Council passed a resolution declaring its support for renewable energy, and setting goals for increasing the amount of energy provided by IPL from renewable sources.  The City has not only achieved the goals established ahead of schedule, but also adopted a number of other environmental strategies. At a recent goal-setting session, the Council declared its support for these efforts, directed the City Manger to pursue these strategies, and set as a goal establishing Independence as the Greenest City in America.
Emergency Justification:

NA


Fiscal Impact:

While there are cost associated with the development of renewable energy and the adoption of environmentally sustainable practices, long term benefits will outweigh short term costs.





Department:          City Manager's OfficeContact Person:          Mark Randall


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Council Action:          Council Action:          Accepted

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