The Sustainability Division of the Public Works Department has created a Sustainability Plan for City facilities and operations. The Plan was approved by City Council on June 19, 2018.
This plan was motivated by the desire of City Council to support and lead efforts to create a clean, efficient, environmentally friendly, fiscally responsible, and sustainability-focused City. The plan details actions that will establish the City as a sustainability leader while incorporating new advances in technology, assisting the State in meeting its ambitious sustainability goals, and preparing for anticipated future direction of State legislation. This plan is organized around areas under the direct control of local government and provides strategies that will make municipal operations more sustainable through improved efficiencies, reductions in energy and water use, an increase in renewable energy generation and resilient energy supply, a lessening of landfill waste, and better environmental quality.
A separate Climate and Environmental Action Plan is being developed to address community-wide sustainability and greenhouse gas reduction strategies.