At the July 22, 2019 City Council Workshop, the City's Sustainability Manager, Lindsey Nieratka, presented an overview of the Sustainability Action Plan (SAP). Both the City’s Strategic Plan and the Comprehensive plan include general goals and policies related to sustainability. The SAP serves as a roadmap towards implementing some of those policies through specific action.
The City established its Office of Sustainability in 2018. This plan is a collaboration between that office, City staff, community advisory boards, and citizens. The plan sets out preliminary goals to direct the Office of Sustainability and to guide sustainability efforts across City departments. The target date of 2025 set in the plan reflects when the plan should be updated, but annual progress reports and updates will be conducted.
The Sustainability Action Plan sets goals, targets, and actions within seven main focus areas:
- Resource Use - Electricity and Water
- Natural Environment
- Built Environment
- Climate Resiliency
View the Sustainability Action Plan (PDF). Visit the Sustainability webpage for more information on programs and initiatives from the Office of Sustainability.
Below is a video of the presentation to Council on July 22.