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File #: 21-0460    Name:
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/16/2020 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 1/26/2021 Final action:
Title: Receipt and Endorsement of City of Alexandria Alternative Fuel Policy.
Attachments: 1. 21-0460_Attachment 1-AltFuelPolicy_DRAFT, 2. 21-0460_Attachment 2 - EPC Letter of Support, 3. 21-0460_Attachment 3-AltFuelPolicy presentation
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM

DATE: JANUARY 20, 2021

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

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

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Receipt and Endorsement of City of Alexandria Alternative Fuel Policy.
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ISSUE: How should the City government purchase and manage the City's diverse vehicle fleet in a manner that minimizes greenhouse gas emissions and considers life-cycle economics?

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council receive and endorse the proposed Alternative Fuel Policy (Attachment 1).

BACKGROUND: The City Council-adopted Environmental Action Plan (EAP) 2040 calls for the City to become a national leader in fleet management since City vehicles and equipment account for a significant contribution to the City's overall greenhouse gas emissions. Because these emissions can be reduced (along with vehicle fuel and maintenance costs), through the purchase of alternatively fueled vehicles, the City has developed an Alternative Fuel Policy that proposes to guide the purchase and management of the City's fleet. The City has approximately 770 on-road vehicles (including approximately 650 light vehicles and 120 medium- and heavy-duty vehicles) and 220 attachments, trailers and off-road pieces of equipment.

The proposed policy is consistent with the adopted EAP 2040 and has been reviewed and endorsed by the Environmental Policy Commission (Attachment 2). The policy would help the City meet the following EAP 2040 goals:
* By FY 2024, implement electrification of, at minimum, 25 percent of applicable nonelectric passenger City fleet vehicles consistent with Fleet Replacement Plan criteria and scheduled replacement. (Goal 2.2.5)
* By FY 2040, implement electrification of all City non-electricity energy use (City facilities, operations, and vehicles). (Goal 2.1.6)
* By FY 2040, implement electrification of all non-electric City vehicle fleets and include ACPS, DASH, rapid transit routes, heavy-dut...

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