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File #: R-356-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 7/8/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/20/2021 Final action: 7/20/2021
Title: A resolution authorizing the City of Toledo to become a Power a Clean Future Ohio Community and to adopt a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the city.
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Council Members Melden and Komives

Title
A resolution authorizing the City of Toledo to become a Power a Clean Future Ohio Community and to adopt a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the city.

Summary
WHEREAS, Power a Clean Future Ohio is an expansive, diverse coalition engaging with cities and local governments across the state of Ohio to build a clean future for our communities, and empowers local leaders with tools and resources to create carbon reduction plans and implement them in ways that are achievable, measurable, equitable, and economical; and

WHEREAS, steps taken toward carbon emissions also aim to improve community quality of life, building community capital and increasing government efficiency, accountability and transparency; and

WHEREAS, local governments have the unique opportunity to achieve both energy use and carbon emission reductions and cost savings through building and facilities management; land use and transportation planning; and through economic and community development; and

WHEREAS, efforts to address energy and climate issues provide an opportunity to move toward energy self-reliance and greater community resiliency and quality of life; provide environmentally healthy and cheaper-to-operate public buildings; encourage new economic development and local jobs; and support local renewable energy production; and

WHEREAS, uncertainty in energy prices and the transition away from fossil fuel energy sources present new challenges and opportunities to both the City of Toledo and to the economic health of its citizens and businesses; and

WHEREAS, climate changes have been observed in Ohio and have the potential to negatively impact local, regional and state economies; infrastructure development; habitat; ecological communities, including native fish and wildlife populations; spread invasive species and exotic diseases; reduce drinking water supplies and recreation...

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