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Legislation #: 081034 Introduction Date: 10/9/2008
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 10/16/2008
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER GOTTSTEIN AND COUNCILMEMBER MARCASON
Title: Expressing the City Council’s support for Proposition C, also known as the Missouri Clean Energy Initiative.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
10/9/2008 Filed by the Clerk's office
10/9/2008 Referred to Legislative Committee
10/16/2008 Immediate Adoption
10/16/2008 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 081034

 

Expressing the City Councils support for Proposition C, also known as the Missouri Clean Energy Initiative.

 

WHEREAS, Proposition C, otherwise known as the Missouri Clean Energy Initiative, will be voted on as part of the November 4, 2008 ballot; and

 

WHEREAS, the Missouri Clean Energy Initiative will provide cleaner and cheaper energy to the citizens of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, and the State of Missouri; and

 

WHEREAS, heavy reliance on a single source of energy can destabilize the economy and lead to vulnerability and price spikes that result from a volatile energy market; and

 

WHEREAS, rising natural gas and electricity prices are making energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable power production much more compelling and economically viable in the City of Kansas City, Missouri, the State of Missouri and across the country; and

 

WHEREAS, a more diverse energy portfolio could help bring about greater energy security and less reliance on foreign energy; and

 

WHEREAS, developing sources of renewable energy for use throughout the City of Kansas City, Missouri, the State of Missouri and our nation would not only make us less reliant on foreign sources of energy, but would also increase economic opportunity; and

 

WHEREAS, the Missouri Clean Energy Initiative is an important step toward energy independence for our state, requiring Missouris three investor-owned electric utilities to obtain 15 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2021; and

 

WHEREAS, the Missouri Clean Energy Initiative encourages the use of clean sources of electricity like wind, sun and water, the reduction of pollution emitted into our air and the protection of our health and environment for future generations; and

 

WHEREAS, the Missouri Clean Energy Initiative includes the strongest ratepayer protection in the country protecting the citizens of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, and the State of Missouri from unjust rate increases on their electric bills; and

 

WHEREAS, if passed, the Missouri Clean Energy Initiative would reduce actual customer rates for a total savings of $331 million dollars for ratepayers over a 20-year period; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Council herein expresses its support for Proposition C, the Missouri Clean Energy Initiative, as a positive step towards energy independence for the City of Kansas City, Missouri, the citizens of Missouri and the entire country.

 

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