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Legislation #: 090356 Introduction Date: 5/7/2009
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 5/31/2009
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER CURLS
Title: Declaring the City Council’s intent to utilize funds, appropriated by The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for the United States Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, for specific projects which are intended to reduce fossil fuel emissions within the City, reduce total energy usage within the City, and improve energy efficiency in various sectors of the community; and directing the City Manager to include these projects in the City’s application to the program.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
5/4/2009 Filed by the Clerk's office
5/7/2009 Referred to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
5/14/2009 Be Adopted
5/14/2009 Assigned to Third Read Calendar
5/21/2009 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 090356

 

Declaring the City Councils intent to utilize funds, appropriated by The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for the United States Department of Energys Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, for specific projects which are intended to reduce fossil fuel emissions within the City, reduce total energy usage within the City, and improve energy efficiency in various sectors of the community; and directing the City Manager to include these projects in the Citys application to the program.

 

WHEREAS, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) appropriated $3.2 billion for the United States Department of Energys Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program, 42 U.S.C. 17151 et seq; and

 

WHEREAS, the City, as a unit of local government, is eligible to receive monies from the EECBG program and has been allocated funds estimated in the amount of $4,823,200.00 in formula funding from which to carry out the intents of the program; and

 

WHEREAS, the purpose of the EECBG program is to provide eligible entities the funding to develop projects which reduce fossil fuel emissions created as a result of activities within the jurisdictions of eligible entities; to reduce total energy use; and to improve energy efficiency in the transportation, building, and other appropriate sectors; and

 

WHEREAS, the United States Department of Energy has identified a significant range of activities eligible for EECBG funding to accomplish these objectives; and

WHEREAS, the City is desirous of utilizing these funds to institute or complete projects which are intended to reduce fossil fuel emissions within the City (including greenhouse gas emissions), reduce total energy usage within the City, improve energy efficiency in various sectors of the community, and leverage these activities to achieve broader reductions in energy usage throughout the metro area; and

WHEREAS, the Council has determined that EECBG funds can assist Kansas City in implementing its Climate Protection Plan and laying the foundation for a long-term and sustainable clean energy economy; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the City Council hereby endorses the following projects for inclusion in the Citys EECBG program application.

 

    1. Public education and outreach regarding energy efficiency goals, benefits, and opportunities (in the Green Impact Zone and citywide).
    2. Automated shutdown of all City government personal computers at night and on weekends and holidays.

 

    1. Revise the Citys Development Code and Area Plans to promote/incentivize energy efficient transportation.

 

    1. Enhance the energy efficiency requirements in the Citys energy code.

 

    1. Complete the citywide conversion of traffic signal lights to LEDs.

 

    1. Construct the traffic signal synchronization center to improve traffic flow and reduce idling.

 

    1. Implement additional energy efficiency enhancements to the City Hall complex.

 

    1. Construct the Blue River Athletic Field Trail.

 

    1. Collaborate with metro area local governments receiving EECBG formula grants on energy efficiency and conservation strategy development, energy code enhancements, training, public outreach, and possible development of a metro area energy strategy

Section 2. That the City Manager is directed to include these projects in the Citys application for formula grant funding under the EECBG Program.

 

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