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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 
If you would like a comment log or to provide comments in another format, contact 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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