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Legislation #: 100284 Introduction Date: 4/1/2010
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 4/11/2010
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER SHARP AND COUNCILMEMBER RILEY
Title: Declaring the City Council’s support for enactment of Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) legislation by the Missouri General Assembly.

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4/1/2010 Filed by the Clerk's office
4/1/2010 Immediate Adoption
4/1/2010 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 100284

 

Declaring the City Council’s support for enactment of Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) legislation by the Missouri General Assembly.

 

WHEREAS, the City Council wishes to encourage property owners in Kansas City to make investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects to save energy, lower utility bills, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and wishes to eliminate impediments to such investments; and

 

WHEREAS, the availability of capital resources is one obstacle faced by property owners in Kansas City who wish to implement energy efficiency and/or renewable energy projects; and

WHEREAS, Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) or similar programs are not currently available to municipalities in Missouri as an optional tool to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy projects; and

 

WHEREAS, other states have passed laws which have created PACE programs that authorize municipalities to establish methods for financing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects through the use of annual special assessments levied against applicable properties under an assessment contract; and

 

WHEREAS, legislation can authorize municipalities to create a clean energy development board as a separate body politic or corporate entity whose purpose will be to establish and administer a PACE program without financial liability to the municipality; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council on June 11, 2009 approved and adopted the Kansas City, Missouri Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy through passage of Resolution No. 090461 which includes a goal to reduce electricity use by 2 billion kWh/year and natural gas use by 5 billion cubic feet/year by 2020 and directs the City Manager to implement the strategy in order to reduce total energy costs, reduce fossil fuel emissions, and make the City a more sustainable community; and

WHEREAS, legislation that would allow municipalities to create PACE programs at the local level would give the City the ability to determine whether it wishes to create a clean energy development board to provide financing to property owners for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in Kansas City, NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the City of Kansas City, Missouri urges the Missouri General Assembly to enact legislation that will give municipalities the option to form clean energy development boards to create Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs in order to provide financing to property owners for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects with repayments to be made via annual special assessments levied under an assessment contract.

 

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