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File #: 21-0120    Version: 1
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/25/2021 In control: City Council
Agenda date: 2/2/2021 Final action: 2/2/2021
Title: Approval of a Resolution Accepting the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan
Attachments: 1. Resolution, 2. Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan
Title
Approval of a Resolution Accepting the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan

Recommended Action
Committee Recommendation:
Not referred to a committee.

City Manager Recommendation:
Move to approve a Resolution accepting the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan.

Report
Issue:
Whether to accept the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan as a framework for addressing local greenhouse gas emissions.

Staff Contact:
Rich Hoey, P.E., Public Works Director, 360.753.8495
Susan Clark, Engineering and Planning Supervisor, Public Works Water Resources, 360.753.8321
Pamela Braff, PhD, Climate Program Manager, 360.753.8249

Presenter(s):
Rich Hoey, P.E., Public Works Director
Susan Clark, Engineering and Planning Supervisor

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). A Steering Committee consisting of elected officials and key staff from each partner jurisdiction served as the decision-making body and a Climate Advisory Workgroup provided subject matter expertise and input on the TCMP. Councilmembers Parshley and Cooper have represented the Olympia City Council on the TCMP Steering Committee.

Public involvement activities during plan development included booths at community events, presentations to committees and organizations, interviews with representatives from key sectors and organizations not otherwise participating, an on-line community survey, and a workshop for high school students and educ...

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