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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
Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan Project Update

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

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

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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