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File #: 20-0203    Version: 1
Type: information Status: Filed
File created: 2/25/2020 In control: Utility Advisory Committee
Agenda date: 3/5/2020 Final action: 3/5/2020
Title: Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan Project Update
Attachments: 1. Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan fact sheet.pdf, 2. Early Action - Strategies.pdf, 3. Early Actions.pdf, 4. Staff_Presentation_March 5 UAC Climate.pdf
Title
Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan Project Update

Recommended Action
Receive a briefing on the Thurston Regional Climate Mitigation Plan and Olympia's early climate actions.

Report
Issue:
Receive an update on the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan and the early climate actions City staff is working to implement prior to completion of the regional plan.

Staff Contact:
Susan Clark, Engineering and Planning Supervisor, Public Works Water Resources, 360.753.8321

Presenter:
Susan Clark

Background and Analysis:

Regional Climate Mitigation Planning
In April 2018, Thurston County, Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater and Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) signed an Interlocal Agreement to complete Phase I of a regional Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan, with TRPC leading the effort. Phase I work resulted in the following regional greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets:
* 45% below 2015 levels by 2030
* 85% below 2015 levels by 2050

In November 2018, Olympia and the other regional jurisdictions approved a Phase II Interlocal Agreement addressing the development of the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan (TCMP).

To date, the regional planning process accomplishments include:
* Steering Committee formed and eight meetings held (Councilmembers Parshley and Cooper represent Olympia)
* Consultant team selected
* Climate Advisory Committee formed and four meetings held
* Public Engagement Strategy approved and initial community outreach completed
* Review of Thurston County Communitywide Greenhouse Gas Inventory completed
* Development of 300+ community-wide climate actions
* Approval of climate action screening criteria by the Steering Committee
* Preliminary screening of the 300+ community-wide climate actions

A fact sheet on the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan is attached and additional project details will be provided at the March 5 meeting.

Need for Early Actions
During review of the Phase II Interlocal Agreement, City Council asked staff to identify the ...

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