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File #: O-210-22    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Second Reading
File created: 4/29/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/21/2022 Final action: 6/21/2022
Title: Amending the Toledo Municipal Code by enacting a new Chapter 182, Environmental Protection and Climate Resilience Commission and creating the One Percent for the Environment Program; and declaring an emergency.
Sponsors: Theresa Gadus, Nick Komives, Sam Melden
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Council Members Gadus, Komives and Melden

Title
Amending the Toledo Municipal Code by enacting a new Chapter 182, Environmental Protection and Climate Resilience Commission and creating the One Percent for the Environment Program; and declaring an emergency.

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SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:
The City hereby declares its commitment to addressing factors of climate change/environmental inequalities in the City of Toledo by establishing a commission to serve in an advisory role and develop a plan to dedicate funding for these purposes. This commission will advise the Mayor and City Council on energy, climate mitigation, and sustainability initiatives; and develop a process by which 1% for the Environment Fund is invested in initiatives, programs or organizations focused on addressing local air and water quality, renewable energy development, residential energy and home efficiency, greenspace, workforce development, neighborhood safety, construction controls, waste alternatives and recycling, and watershed protections, especially in neighborhoods disproportionately impacted by environmental degradation within the City of Toledo.

Summary
NOW, THEREFORE, Be it ordained by the Council of the City of Toledo:

SECTION 1. That a new Chapter 182 of the Toledo Municipal Code is enacted as follows:

182.01 Commission Created
182.02 Membership
182.03 Duties of Commission
182.04 Organization and Meetings
182.05 One Percent for the Environment Program

182.01 Commission Created
There is hereby created the Environmental Protection and Climate Resilience Commission, which shall consist of ten members who shall serve without compensation.

182.02 Membership

(a) The membership of this Commission shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to the confirmation of Council:

i. One member representing a metropark or land conservation;
ii. Tw...

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