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File #: 19-1177    Version: 1
Type: Bill Status: Passed
File created: 10/22/2019 In control: Safety, Housing, Education & Homelessness Committee
On agenda: 11/12/2019 Final action: 11/18/2019
Title: A bill for an ordinance creating the office of climate action, sustainability, and resiliency. Amends Chapter 2 of the Denver Revised Municipal Code to create a new Office of Climate Action, Sustainability, and Resiliency and makes conforming code changes to transfer responsibilities for related programs to the new office. The last regularly scheduled Council meeting within the 30-day review period is on 12-2-19. The Committee approved filing this item at its meeting on 11-6-19.
Indexes: Emily Lapel
Attachments: 1. BR19 1177 MO_CC Cllimate_office, 2. BR19-1177_Office of CASR Bill_committeedraft11.4.pdf, 3. OCASR_CommitteePresentation_10.30FINAL, 4. 19-1177 Filed Bill_Amend Ch 2 to Create Office of Climate Action, Sustainability, and Resiliency, 5. 19-1177 Filed Bill_Amend Ch 2 to Create Office of Climate Action, Sustainability, and Resiliency, 6. 19-1177 - signed, 7. 19-1177 Filed For an ordinance creating the office of climate action, sustainability, and

Other/Miscellaneous Request Template (Appointments; ROW; Code Changes; Zoning Action, etc.)

 

Date Submitted: 10-22-19

 

Requesting Agency: Mayor’s Office/City Council

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Subject Matter Expert Name:

Name:           Skye Stuart     & Jolon Clark                                                      

Email:                                     skye.stuart@denvergov.org                                 

 

Item Title & Description:

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These appear on the Council meeting agenda. Initially, the requesting agency will enter a 2-3 sentence description. Upon bill filling, the City Attorney’s Office should enter the title above the description (the title should be in bold font).

 

Both the title and description must be entered between the red “title” and “body” below.  Do not at any time delete the red “title” or “body” markers from this template.

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A bill for an ordinance creating the office of climate action, sustainability, and resiliency.

Amends Chapter 2 of the Denver Revised Municipal Code to create a new Office of Climate Action, Sustainability, and Resiliency and makes conforming code changes to transfer responsibilities for related programs to the new office. The last regularly scheduled Council meeting within the 30-day review period is on 12-2-19. The Committee approved filing this item at its meeting on 11-6-19.

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Affected Council District(s) or citywide? Citywide

 

Executive Summary with Rationale and Impact:

Detailed description of the item and why we are doing it. This can be a separate attachment.

The Mayor’s Office and City Council are working in partnership to create a new office, headed by a Mayoral appointee who will directly advise the Mayor, to act with urgency to mitigate climate change, address climate resiliency and sustainability actions for the city.  The office will focus on science-based strategies and alignment with recommendations from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and will build on the strong record of climate action and sustainability work previously housed in DDPHE. The office will also make equity a core value of all work and metrics.  This bill also makes conforming code changes to transfer over responsibility for climate and sustainability related programs.  

Address/Location (if applicable):

 

Legal Description (if applicable):

 

Denver Revised Municipal Code (D.R.M.C.) Citation (if applicable):

 

Draft Bill Attached?