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Sustainability & Resiliency

Ordinances Currently Under Consideration

Ordinance Regulating Expanded Polystyrene on City-Owned Property and Right-of-Way AND Single Use Plastic Straws Citywide (no single-use carry out bags in this ordinance)

View the Newsletter Summary of Single Use Item Regulations Under Consideration 

  • Thursday, December 6, 2018: City Council First Reading
  • Thursday, December 13, 2018:  City Council Second Reading and Public Hearing

Sustainability & Resiliency City Facility Building Ordinance

This ordinance further codifies current policies to use a plan and budget for sustainable design, construction, and operations of city facilities and infrastructure. Projects meeting a certain threshold cost or size will be required to also third-party verify the work using LEED, Envision, or similar certifications. In addition, all projects are required to consider the most recent, best available science for sea level rise and resiliency.

  • Thursday, January 3, 2019:  City Council First Reading
  • Thursday, January 10th or 17th TBD: City Council Second Reading and Public Hearing

Site Host Agreement for EV structures as part of Duke Energy Florida Park & Plug

This agreement enables the city to host Duke-provided EV structures in city right-of-way and forwards the city’s goals for expanding EV infrastructure to promote and incentivize use of electric vehicles.

  • Thursday, December 13, 2018: City Council Consent Agenda

Coming Soon...

  • The HERS Committee is scheduled to discuss the topic of a plastic and paper bag fee again on January 10th, 2019. An informational email was sent to business owners that summarized the discussion around single-use products. View a copy of that document here: Single Use Products Summary
  • Green Fleet Ordinance coming to HERS Committee – likely February 2019
  • Energy Efficiency Revolving Fund Ordinance to HERS Committee – likely February 2019
Please review the HERS Committee agenda one week before the meeting, as agendas are subject to changeCommittee Agendas & Reports

Integrated Sustainability Action Plan (ISAP)

For Review and Comment 

The purpose of the ISAP is to advance the city's sustainability & resiliency initiatives including 100% clean energy goals. The ISAP will serve as a blueprint for integrating sustainability and resiliency across departments.

Two key technical pieces are ready now for your review and comment: the Clean Energy Road Map and Vunerability Assessment. The Clean Energy Roadmap outlines pathways for achieving 100% Clean Energy and an 80% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.  

The vulnerability assessment considers vulnerabilities to infrastructure and socio-economic systems to anticipate and adapt to the impacts of an already changing climate. 

Ready for comments now:

Please email your comments on the draft documents by December 20, 2018 to StPeteISAP@vhb.com. 
If you would like a comment log or to provide comments in another format, contact StPeteISAP@vhb.com or 727.551.3396

ISAP data collection began in September 2017. Opportunities for public engagement have included work sessions with technical, business, faith and other stakeholder working groups, a Mayor’s Executive Task Force  of regional leaders, and other small group engagement events. Prioritization and documentation of  results and input underway in Fall/Winter 2018. 

Stay tuned for engagement events for finalizing input on the ISAP in January as well.

Check out other ISAP-related documents:
ISAP Early Survey Results_Draft Memo
Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory Summary
Sustainability Summit 2018 Main Presentation
2016 STAR Certification Results Report

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