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File #: 19-8541   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Community Health and Equity Committee
On agenda: 11/18/2019
Posting Language: An update and a request for action on the SA Climate Ready Advisory Committees selection process and timeline. [Roderick Sanchez, Assistant City Manager; Doug Melnick, Director, Office of Sustainability]
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DEPARTMENT: Office of Sustainability




SA Climate Ready Advisory Committees Creation, Selection Process and Timeline


An update and a request for action on the SA Climate Ready Advisory Committees creation, selection process and timeline


The City Council adopted SA Climate Ready, Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) on October 17, 2019 through Ordinance 2019-10-17-0840.

In order to effectively implement the SA Climate Ready Plan, two externally-recruited committees were recommended to be established: a Technical and Community Advisory Committee and a Climate Equity Advisory Committee. Members of both committees will be selected based on the following criteria:

* Technical expertise in elements related to climate mitigation and adaptation or other important areas related to plan implementation;
* Representation of important perspectives; and
* The ability to collaborate.

As the SA Climate Ready Plan is centered in equity, membership in both committees shall also represent those who live and work within the City of San Antonio, inclusive of indigenous persons, communities of color, low-income residents, LGTBQIA+ persons, persons of varying ages, persons with disabilities, and other marginalized communities who hold diverse expertise and/or perspectives.

Staff proposes that a 15-Member Technical and Community Advisory Committee be comprised of nine (9) at-large and six (6) organizational members appointed by the Mayor and City Council, as recommended by the City Manager and the Office of Sustainability. Members should possess the following desired technical expertise and perspectives and may have more than one area of expertise or perspective:

* Energy Generation/Distribution; High Performance/Green Buildings; Vehicle Technology; Active Transportation/Mobility/Accessibility; Food Systems; Urban Planning and La...

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