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Sustainable City Plan - Governance

Leadership, Guidance and Implementation of the Sustainable City Plan

The City's Task Force on the Environment  (ETF) assumed the initial leadership role on behalf of the community for the Sustainable City Plan (SCP).

With the update and expansion of the SCP into new and more diverse goal areas, the ETF recommended the creation of a Sustainable City Task Force (SCTF) that includes broad representation from community stakeholders with expertise in all of the SCP goal areas The SCTF was created in 2003 to provide leadership and guidance for implementation of the SCP. In 2009, the SCTF sunset and this role was again assumed by the ETF.

At the City staff level, an interdepartmental Sustainability Advisory Team (SAT) was created to coordinate existing City activities so they are consistent with the Sustainable City goals and facilitate the future implementation of innovative programs and policies to achieve the goals.  Members of this group serve as Sustainable City liaisons to their respective departments.

Between them, the ETF and the Office of Sustainability, the SAT, and the ETF are responsible for developing a comprehensive implementation plan for meeting Sustainable City goals and targets, and for coordinating implementation, both interdepartmentally and between the City and community stakeholder groups.

Last updated: Monday, 09/22/2014


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