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File #: 2020-0288    Version:
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 9/1/2020 In control: Mobility and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action: 5/4/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #: 15866
Title: A MOTION relating to the 2020 Strategic Climate Action Plan, submitted in compliance with K.C.C 18.25.010.
Sponsors: Rod Dembowski, Dave Upthegrove, Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Girmay Zahilay, Claudia Balducci, Pete von Reichbauer, Reagan Dunn
Code sections: 18.25.010 - .
Attachments: 1. Motion 15866, 2. 2020-0288 Amendment 2, 3. 2020-0288 Amendment 1, 4. A. 2020 Strategic Climate Action Plan dated May 4, 2021, 5. B. 2015 SCAP Priority Action Progress Report, dated April 8, 2021., 6. A. 2020 Strategic Climate Action Plan dated April 19, 2021, as amended., 7. A. 2020 King County Strategic Climate Action Plan, 8. 2020-0288 SCAP Biennial Report - Transmittal Letter (1), 9. 2020-0288 Signed SCAP Biennial Report - Transmittal Letter (1), 10. 2020-0288 Legislative Review Form, 11. 2020-0288_ATT_3_ 2015 SCAP Status Report Energy and Green Building.docx, 12. 2020-0288_SR_SCAP.docx, 13. 1-27-21 ME Written Public Comments.pdf, 14. 2020-0288_SR_SCAP_SRFC_Preparedness.docx, 15. 2020-0288_ATT3_SCAP 2015 Status Update - Preparedness Section.docx, 16. 2020-0288 SRFC Section_Presentation_2.23.2021.pptx, 17. 2020-0288_ATT4_KCM_Mobility_Fleet_GHG_Reduction_Cost_Potential.pdf, 18. 2020-0288_ATT_3_2015 SCAP Status Table.docx, 19. 2020-0288_SR_SCAP_March_Consumption_Forestry_Transit 3-24-21 ME.docx, 20. 2020-0288 Ag Commission Letter.pdf, 21. 2020-0288 Rural Forest Commission SCAP.pdf, 22. 2020-0288 Schmidt-Pathmann.pdf, 23. 2020-0288_SR_SCAP_Consumption_Forestry_Transit_Striker 4-22-21 ME.docx, 24. 2020-0288_ATT2 Striking Amendment S1_SCAP.docx, 25. 2020-0288_ATT2A_2020 Strategic Climate Action Plan_4.19.2021.pdf, 26. 2020-0288_ATT2B_2015 SCAP Priority Action Progress Report_4.8.21.docx, 27. 2020-0288_ATT3 Striking Amendment Summary Table_4.19.21.docx, 28. 2020-0288 ATT5 Metro GHG strategies.pdf, 29. 2020-0288_Revised SR_SCAP_Consumption_Forestry_Transit_Striker 4-22-21 ME.docx, 30. Written Comments re 2020-0288.pdf, 31. 2020-0288_AMD1_Public Health Report bar.docx, 32. 2020-0288_Amendment Tracker.docx, 33. 2020-0288_AMD2_TransitCostEstimate_graphic.docx
Staff: Giambattista, Jenny
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A MOTION relating to the 2020 Strategic Climate Action Plan, submitted in compliance with K.C.C 18.25.010.
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WHEREAS, King County's first Strategic Climate Action Plan was adopted in December 2012, and
WHEREAS, the King County executive transmitted an update to the plan in June 2015, which the King County council adopted in November 2015, and
WHEREAS, K.C.C 18.25.010 requires that updates to the plan shall occur at least every five years and that the executive shall transmit updates to the council for adoption by motion, and
WHEREAS, the King County council passed Motion 15620 on March 10, 2020, that extended the transmittal date for all work products by sixty days in consideration of the impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic and statewide mitigation efforts, and
WHEREAS, with this motion, the executive has transmitted to the council as Attachment A to this motion the updated plan called for in K.C.C 18.25.010, and
WHEREAS, climate change is occurring and is a paramount challenge with fundamental and far-reaching consequences that put our people, economy, and environment at risk, and
WHEREAS, impacts of a changing climate do not affect all King County residents in the same way. Experiences will vary based on income, health, age, and place of residence. Climate change impacts can magnify existing health issues and limited access to resources that are already experienced disproportionally by Black, Indigenous and people of color, and
WHEREAS, the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report recommended that measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions must be enacted with greater urgency to avoid long-lasting or irreversible changes to the global climate system, and
WHEREAS, preparing for climate change impacts is also urgently needed given the accelerating pace of climate change and the time required to increase the resilience of communities, infrastructure and natural systems, and
WHEREAS, the 2020 Strategic Climate Action Plan c...

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