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File #: 19-1254    Name: EAP
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/5/2018 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 10/13/2018 Final action:
Title: Public Hearing and Consideration of the Phase One Update to the Environmental Action Plan 2030 (EAP).
Attachments: 1. 19-1254_Attachment 1, 2. 19-1254_Attachment 2, 3. 19-1254_Attachment 3, 4. 19-1254_PC recommendation
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: OCTOBER 3, 2018

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/

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Public Hearing and Consideration of the Phase One Update to the Environmental Action Plan 2030 (EAP).
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ISSUE: Consideration of the goals, targets, and short-term action items comprising the Phase One Update to the Environmental Action Plan 2030 (EAP).

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council receive the proposed Environmental Action Plan 2030 (EAP) Phase One Update which includes short-term strategies for incorporating new sustainable practices in five focus areas, and set this EAP Update for public hearing and adoption on Saturday, October 13.

BACKGROUND: The EAP is a foundational document of the Eco-City Alexandria initiative. Adopted by City Council in 2009, the full report was the result of a two-phase collaborative process from December 2008 through June 2009 with the Environmental Policy Commission (EPC), City staff, Virginia Tech, and substantial public input. The final version contained 363 action items in 10 principle areas - Transportation; Green Building; Air Quality; Water Resources; Environment and Health; Energy; Land Use and Open Space; Solid Waste; Global Climate Change; and Implementation.

The current EAP update process is guided by leadership from the Eco-City Steering Committee co-chaired by Councilmembers Del Pepper and John Chapman, and mirrors both the schedule and two-phase structure of the 2009 EAP's development. The Phase One Update (see Attachment 2) recommends goals, targets, and short-term actions (to be completed between
FY 2019 and the end of FY 2023) for five topic areas: Energy; Climate Change; Green Buildings; Land Use and Open Space; and, Solid Waste. Phase Two will build on Phase One by adding goals, targets, and short-term action items for the five remaining top...

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