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File #: 19-6061   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 8/22/2019
Posting Language: Briefing on the status of the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan [Roderick J. Sanchez, Assistant City Manager; Douglas Melnick, Chief Sustainability Officer, Office of Sustainability]
Attachments: 1. Staff Presentation
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DEPARTMENT: Office of Sustainability


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Douglas R. Melnick, AICP, ISSP-SA, CNU-A


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City Wide


SUBJECT:

SA Climate Ready, Climate Action and Adaptation Plan


SUMMARY:

Briefing on the status of the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The SA Tomorrow Sustainability Plan is one of three growth-related plans of the City of San Antonio's SA Tomorrow Plan, adopted by City Council August 11, 2016. The Sustainability Plan addresses how the City's expected population growth will be balanced with our social, economic, and environmental resources. The Sustainability Plan articulates the City's Sustainability strategy and serves as a roadmap to make our community and municipal operations more sustainable and provides a foundation for climate action as it includes a Greenhouse Gas Inventory, Climate Vulnerability Assessment, and Climate Trends Analysis.

On June 22, 2017, City Council passed a resolution in support of the Paris Climate Agreement, and the Mayor's National Climate Action Agenda, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and explore the potential benefits and costs of adopting policies and programs that promote the long-term goal of greenhouse gas emissions reduction while maximizing economic and social co-benefits of such action.

On June 27, 2017, CPS Energy committed to providing $500,000.00 to the University of Texas at San Antonio to work with the City of San Antonio on the development of a Climate Action and Adaptation Plan.

On November 30, 2017, City Council approved an Interagency Partnership Agreement (IPA) between the City of San Antonio, CPS Energy, and the University of Texas at San Antonio for the development of the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. The IPA outlines agency roles and expectations, as well as the scope of work, deliverables and timeline.

In January 2019, the first DRAFT of the SA Climate Ready Plan was released for public review. In the intervening months, the...

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