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File #: 20-395    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing/General Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/12/2020 In control: Parks & Recreation Commission
On agenda: 9/15/2020 Final action: 9/15/2020
Title: Introduction of Sustainability Manager for the City of Santa Clara.
REPORT TO COMMISSION
SUBJECT
Title
Introduction of Sustainability Manager for the City of Santa Clara.

Report
BACKGROUND
Sustainability pervades all aspects of development in a city, from the type, location, and intensity of land uses to actual materials for building and landscaping. All of these components have a direct effect on the local and regional environment. By implementing sustainable measures and policies, Santa Clara can reduce its contribution to global climate change, minimize reliance on oil and other fossil-fuels and decrease consumption of natural resources.

Santa Clara has been a leader in sustainable development for more than 40 years, and the City's residents want to see these efforts continue as the City moves forward. The City has collaborated on regional efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, to conserve water and energy resources, to recycle both waste and wastewater, and to expand transit-oriented and sustainable development opportunities.

DISCUSSION
Michelle Templeton, Sustainability Manager for the City of Santa Clara will discuss her new role, and the Sustainability Program for the City.

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
The action being considered does not constitute a project within the meaning of the California Environmental Quality Act ("ECQA") pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15378(b)(5) in that it is a governmental organizational or administrative activity that will not result in direct or indirect changes in the environment.

FISCAL IMPACT
There is no fiscal impact to the General Fund for the current action.

PUBLIC CONTACT
Public contact was made by posting the Parks & Recreation Commission agenda on the City's official-notice bulletin board outside City Hall Council Chambers. A complete agenda packet is available on the City's website and in the City Clerk's Office at least 72 hours prior to a Regular Meeting and 24 hours prior to a Special Meeting. A hard copy of any agenda report may be requested by contacting the City Cl...

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