Series 107 2006 ORDINANCES/RESOLUTIONS
Section 107-468; Res. 160-06A; Endorsing the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement
Council Bill No.
R 160-06 A
endorsing the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement.
WHEREAS, the U.S. Conference of Mayors has previously adopted
strong policy resolutions
calling for cities, communities and the federal government to take actions to reduce global
warming pollution; and
WHEREAS, state and local governments throughout the United
States are adopting emission
reduction targets and programs and that this leadership is bipartisan, coming from Republican
and Democratic governors and mayors alike; and
WHEREAS, many cities throughout the nation, both large and
small, are reducing global
warming pollutants through programs that provide economic and quality of life benefits such as
reduced energy bills, green space preservation, air quality improvements, reduced traffic
congestion, improved transportation choices, and economic development and job creation
through energy conservation and new energy technologies; and
WHEREAS, mayors from around the nation have signed the U.S.
Mayors Climate Protection
Agreement, as amended at the 73
rd Annual U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION 1. The City Council hereby
endorses the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection
Agreement modified to read as follows:
A. The City of Columbia will strive to meet or exceed Kyoto
Protocol targets for reducing
global warming pollution by taking actions in our own operations and community such as:
1. Inventory global warming emissions in City operations and
in the community, set reduction
targets and create an action plan.
2. Adopt and enforce land-use policies that reduce sprawl,
preserve open space, and create
compact, walkable urban communities.
3. Promote transportation options such as bicycle trails,
commute trip reduction programs,
incentives for car pooling and public transit.
4. Increase the use of clean, alternative energy by, for example,
investing in green tags,
advocating for the development of renewable energy resources, recovering landfill methane for
energy production, and supporting the use of waste to energy technology.
5. Make energy efficiency a priority through building code
improvements, retrofitting city
facilities with energy efficient lighting and urging employees to conserve energy and save
6. Purchase only Energy Star equipment and appliances for
7. Practice and promote sustainable building practices using
the U.S. Green Building Council
s LEED program or similar system.
8. Increasing the average fuel efficiency of municipal fleet
vehicles; reduce the number of
vehicles; launch an employee education program including anti-idling messages; convert diesel
vehicles to bio-diesel.
9. Evaluate opportunities to increase pump efficiency in water
and wastewater systems; recover
wastewater treatment methane for energy production.
10. Increase recycling rates in City operations and in the
11. Maintain healthy urban forests and promote tree planting
to increase shading and to absorb
12. Help educate the public, schools, other jurisdictions,
professional associations, business
and industry about reducing global warming pollution.
ADOPTED this 17th day of July, 2006.