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Memo - City Council - Climate AccomplishmentsCity of San Luis Obispo, Title, Subtitle 1 DATE: July 24, 2018 TO: City Council FROM: Chris Read, Sustainability Manager SUBJECT: City of San Luis Obispo Climate Achievements Mayor Harmon requested a list of climate action accomplishments to date. The following list is a high-level overview of important climate actions the City has completed, is currently implementing, or is considering in the near future. Although the list is not comprehensive, it does provide a story of past, present, and potential future achievements. As part of the Climate Action Plan update, staff will conduct a policy and accomplishments audit to create a comprehensive list. Completed • Prior to 2010: Solar panels installed at the Utilities Administration building and the Ludwick Community Center • 2012: Climate Action Plan adopted • 2013: Replaced all City street lights with high efficiency LED bulbs • 2014: Water Resource Recovery Facility energy efficiency retrofits and construction of a methane gas recapture plant to generate power • 2015: Circulation Element mode share objective (20 percent bicycle, 12 percent transit, and 18 percent walking, car pools, and other forms) • 2015: Circulation Element policy that the City shall strive to allocate transportation funding across various modes approximately proportional to the modal split objectives • 2015: Oil Divestment (prohibiting investment of city money to support the direct production or drilling of fossil fuels) • 2015: Letter to the County in opposition to Phillips 66 oil train project. • 2016: Climate Action Plan Progress Report completed • 2017: Single use container and straw ordinance • 2017: Climate Action as a Major City Goal • 2017: Creation of an internal Green Team to support implementation and collaboration • 2017: Signed Memorandum of Understanding with the "Community Climate Action Coalition" to support community communication and implementation • 2018: Hired Sustainability Manager In Process, Ongoing, and Upcoming • Community Choice Energy program development Memorandum City Administration Department ~ Office of Sustainability City of San Luis Obispo, Title, Subtitle 2 • Investment Grade Audits for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the Water Treatment Plant • Evaluation of installing over 40 EV chargers in public lots • Site assessments for on-site solar • Integration of sustainability and climate action into the Financial Plan and CIP process • Conversion of city fleet to electric/alternative fuel vehicles • Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF) energy efficiency project • City Farm, promoting sustainable agriculture and local food systems education • Plastic straws and bottle ordinance implementation • Green and energy conservation building and construction code updates • Short Range Transportation Plan implementation • Bicycle Transportation Plan implementation • Bicycle Path Maintenance Program • Building Maintenance and Improvement Program implementation • Water and Wastewater Element update and implementation • Wastewater Collection Infrastructure Renewal Strategy • Water Efficient Landscaping Standards • Greenbelt Protection Program implementation • Trip Reduction Incentive Program (TRIP) for City Employees • Support of emPower and other financing programs designed to specifically retrofit existing residential buildings Upcoming • Climate Action Plan update, including new targets consistent with and potentially exceeding SB32 • Assessment of the requirements to achieve a “net-zero carbon City” target • Identification of opportunity sites to create “net zero carbon district(s)” • Participation in Regional Energy Network supporting residential energy efficiency retrofits