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File #: 21-0122    Version: 1
Type: decision 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 Declaring a Climate Emergency
Attachments: 1. Resolution
Title
Approval of a Resolution Declaring a Climate Emergency

Recommended Action
Committee Recommendation:
Not referred to a committee.

City Manager Recommendation:
Move to approve a Resolution declaring a climate emergency.

Report
Issue:
Whether to approve a Resolution declaring a climate emergency in conjunction with acceptance of the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan and approval of a Phase III Interlocal Agreement focused on Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan implementation.

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:
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 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 a regional climate mitigation plan. Following a two-year planning process that involved community stakeholders and subject matter experts and included public outreach, the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan (Plan) was completed.

The vision for the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan is: "Thurston County, Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater, and neighboring tribes recognize the urgent threat and opportunity that climate change poses to our community's' economy, public health, public safety, and environment. We will work together to identify and boldly implement the most effective, efficient, and equitable actions to reduce locally generated greenh...

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