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File #: 2023-0315    Version:
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 9/12/2023 In control: Transportation, Economy, and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action: 11/7/2023
Enactment date: Enactment #: 16463
Title: A MOTION relating to climate change funding, requesting that the executive assess funding options to address the climate crisis in consultation with a work group of interested parties, and transmit a report, a proposed motion, and, if recommended, a proposed ordinance.
Sponsors: Rod Dembowski
Indexes: Climate Change, levy, Property Tax
Attachments: 1. Motion 16463, 2. 2023-0315 Title Amendment T1, 3. 2023-0315 Amendment 1, 4. 2023-0315_SR_Climate Funding Motion, 5. 2023-0315 AMD1_Date Change, 6. 2023-0315_SR_Climate Funding Motion 10-17-23, 7. 2023-0315_REVISED SR_Climate Funding Motion
Staff: Tracy, Jake
Title
A MOTION relating to climate change funding, requesting that the executive assess funding options to address the climate crisis in consultation with a work group of interested parties, and transmit a report, a proposed motion, and, if recommended, a proposed ordinance.
Body
WHEREAS, human activities have caused current levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases to exceed any level measured for at least the past 800,000 years and have already caused global warming of more than one degree Celsius over pre-industrial levels, and
WHEREAS, the Washington state Legislature's findings associated with RCW 70A.45.020 state that climate change is an existential threat to the livelihoods, health, and well-being of all residents of the state, and that Washington is experiencing a climate emergency in the form of increasingly devastating wildfires, flooding, drought, rising temperatures and sea levels, lack of snowpack, and increases in ocean acidification caused in part by climate change, and
WHEREAS, Washington's built environment, which includes buildings, transportation infrastructure, water, wastewater, and energy systems, will face increasing climate-related hazards due to rising seas, more intense heavy rains, river floods, increasing temperatures, and more frequent wildfires, and
WHEREAS, the Washington state Legislature's findings associated with RCW 70A.45.020 state that the state, including its counties, cities, and residents, must engage in activities that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on fossil fuels, and indicates that the effort to restore a safe and stable climate will require mobilization across all levels of government, and that the longer the state delays in taking definitive action to reduce emissions, the greater the threat posed by climate change to current and future generations, and the more costly it will be to protect and maintain communities against the impacts of climate change, and
WHEREAS, the Washington state Legislature...

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