COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Resolution Endorsing the Intent of the Resolution Adopted by the U.S. Conference of Mayors Regarding the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Adoption of the Resolution

 

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Tucker, Foley, Davis

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   Yes

 

AGENDA DATE:

October 4, 2006

 

ACTION:                                INFORMATION: 

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:   X                         INFORMATION: 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:      Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

At the last Board of Supervisors meeting, at the request of Supervisor Slutzky, the Board agreed to consider a resolution supporting the intent of the resolution adopted by the U.S. Conference of Mayors regarding the U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement.

 

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

Goal One:  Enhance Quality of Life for All Citizens

 

 

DISCUSSION:

At the September 13th Board of Supervisors meeting, staff provided an extensive review of the County’s efforts toward Green Building initiatives and sustainability.  This included discussion of the Comprehensive Plan’s sustainability goals, adoption of the Neighborhood Model which guides a more sustainable form of development, and the County’s current Environmental Management Policy, adopted by the Board in 2004, among other policy initiatives.  Also included was discussion of the many efforts made in the past, and recently to move toward the principles of sustainability.  Though additional plans are being developed to further ensure that our operations and construction plans and activities continue to move us toward these principles, the Board’s intent and direction through past actions is consistent with the principles contained in the resolution adopted by the U.S. Conference of Mayors regarding the U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement.     

 

 

BUDGET IMPACT:

Specific budget impacts will be determined as any new initiatives are proposed.  The proposed County resolution does not establish specific actions that require a fiscal impact analysis at this time.

 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Staff recommends adoption of the attached County resolution.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

A – Resolution Endorsing Intent of Resolution Adopted by U.S. Conference of Mayors

B – Resolution Adopted by U.S. Conference of Mayors

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