The final ISAP has been adopted!
The city's first-ever Integrated Sustainability Action Plan was unanimously approved by City Council on 4/18/19. Please take the time to look at the final plan and continue to let us know your thoughts on implementing the many priority actions.
What is the ISAP?
The city's Integrated Sustainability Action Plan (ISAP) provides a blueprint to work on ambitious goals for a transition to 100% Clean Energy, environmental stewardship, resiliency, and racial justice while growing smart to have a thriving economy and quality of life for the residents of St. Pete. Community and business outreach will continue to develop the detailed steps and work needed to accomplish many initiatives and trending toward the ambitious targets for success.
What is the ISAP's Purpose?
The purpose of the Integrated Sustainability Action Plan (ISAP) is to serve as a blueprint of current and future sustainability & resiliency initiatives. The comprehensive ISAP builds on current initiatives and city programs that continue to contribute to overall sustainability and resiliency of St. Pete. The ISAP also outlines targets and actions for improvements and new initiatives across the community and city departments.
How Will the ISAP Be Used?
The City is evaluating early action budget requests to begin key energy and equity work ASAP in FY 2020. Concurrently, OSR will work across city departments to further integrate ISAP initiatives in a coordinated and stepwise manner for future implementation.
Like other approved plans and city planning efforts, approval of the ISAP is just the beginning of the work to engage the community, businesses, and city staff to implement actions to meet the City’s ambitious targets. Implementation will be an ongoing effort for years to come emphasizing key priorities, budget and other efficiencies, and continued input from the community.
Navigating the ISAP
This comprehensive document used a baseline of more than 500 metrics and cuts across many related disciplines from the built and natural environments to economic development, workforce readiness, arts and culture and much more. The following list describes the key ISAP documents to assist you in navigating this comprehensive work.
Short pieces for public audience are under development and will be no more than a four-page high level overview. An Executive Summary Draft was developed as supplemental material to City Council use for review and approval – April 2019.
Suggested use of the ISAP Highlights Report is as quick reference of each topic in the ISAP framework without having to carry around the 500 pages of supplemental technical description and information.
Technical Report for Digital Viewing / Technical Report for Printing
The ISAP Technical Report with appendices (415 pages) includes more context and description around topic area as well as detailed descriptions for the sustainability actions listed within the tables.
Technical Report - Appendices
Appendix A: Community and Business Engagement Details
Appendix B: STAR Communities Report – Baseline data, December 2016
Appendix C: Climate Action and Clean Energy
Climate action refers generally to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the main cause of global warming and climate change effects. GHG emissions are generally caused by energy and fuel use from fossil fuels. The documents in Appendix C relate to community-wide GHG emissions inventory data and strategies for reduction of emissions.
Appendix D: Vulnerability Assessment