Kansas City, MO Resolution on Climate Protection

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Kansas City, MO, US

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Type: Resolution

Status: Adopted on 4/12/07

Vote: Unanimous

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Adopting recommendations from the April 2007 Progress Report on Climate Protection submitted by the Citys Climate Protection Plan Steering Committee.

WHEREAS, the City Council on August 16, 2006, adopted a resolution directing the City Manager to undertake a climate protection planning process for Kansas City; and

WHEREAS, Mayor Kay Barnes appointed an eleven-member Steering Committee of community leaders to oversee the planning process and work with the City Administration to develop a climate protection plan; and

WHEREAS, the Steering Committee received and approved consensus recommendations for specific Phase 1 greenhouse gas reduction measures from four Work Groups comprised of a broad cross-section of approximately 80 community stakeholders representing government, business and neighborhoods, for profit and non-profit organizations, and individuals; and

WHEREAS, the Climate Protection Plan Steering Committee has submitted a Progress Report on Climate Protection and Phase 1 Recommendations to Mayor Kay Barnes and the City Council;


Section 1. It shall be the policy of the City that climate protection and greenhouse gas reduction shall be key factors in all decisions and actions by the City.

Section 2. The City's goals shall be to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from City government operations by 30% below year 2000 levels by the year 2020 and the City shall work with the Climate Protection Plan Steering Committee to develop by the end of 2007 a realistic, but ambitious, goal for community-wide greenhouse gas reductions.

Section 3. The City adopts the Phase 1 greenhouse gas reduction measures in the Progress Report on Climate Protection and Phase 1 Recommendations, while providing the City Administration with flexibility to implement them in a timely and workable manner.

Section 4. The climate protection planning process shall continue with the existing Steering Committee throughout 2007.