City of Atlanta
Georgia

Resolution
18-R-3783
Adopted Substitute
Mar 4, 2019 1:00 PM

A SUBSTITUTE RESOLUTION BY CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE TO ADOPT A PLAN TO TRANSITION THE CITY OF ATLANTA TO 100 PERCENT CLEAN ENERGY; TO MODIFY THE DEADLINES FOR ACHIEVING 100 PERCENT CLEAN ENERGY THAT WERE SET IN RESOLUTION NO. 17-R-3510; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Information

Department:SustainabilitySponsors:
Category:City UtilitiesFunctions:None Required

Body

WHEREAS, Resolution No. 17-R-3510 committed the City of Atlanta (“City”) to transition to 100% clean energy for municipal operations by 2025 and 100% clean energy for citywide consumption by 2035 (“Goals”); and

 

WHEREAS, Resolution No. 17-R-3510 also instructed the Mayor’s Office of Resilience to develop a plan for the achievement of those Goals (“Plan”); and

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor’s Office of Resilience worked in partnership with City departments and external community stakeholders to develop a Plan to transition the City to 100% clean energy that prioritizes affordable and equitable access to clean energy through ownership and benefits to new opportunity for historically marginalized communities; and

 

WHEREAS, an extensive cost-benefit analysis of available pathways to achieve the City’s Goals was conducted and the Plan developed gives priority to the lowest cost measures available, beginning with energy efficiency; and

 

WHEREAS, metro Atlanta has the 4PthP-highest electricity burden in the United States, with residents in the three most burdened neighborhoods having an average household income of $24,000 per year with electricity bills exceeding $145 per month; and

 

WHEREAS, the City’s 100% Clean Energy Plan provides benefits communitywide, creating local jobs, reducing electricity bills, providing public health savings, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and increasing gross regional product; and

 

WHEREAS, after a thorough review of the cost-benefit analysis performed in the development of the 100% Clean Energy Plan, the Mayor’s Office of Resilience recommends adopting the Plan with different deadlines than the deadlines that were set in Resolution No. 17-R-3510 for achieving a 100% clean energy transition; and

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor’s Office of Resilience recommends the modified deadlines establish a target for to achieve 100% clean energy for City of Atlanta operations by 2035 and 100% clean energy community-wide by 2035; and

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor’s Office of Resilience recommends the City invest first in cost-saving clean energy measures for its operations; and

 

WHEREAS, interim targets for gauging progress towards the City’s 100% clean energy goal between now and 2035 are essential; and

 

WHEREAS, the adoption of this Plan does not commit the City to any use of funds at this time; and

 

WHEREAS, the City has a comprehensive strategy of resilience of which 100% clean energy is one component; other components include water efficiency, electric vehicles, and access to transportation, among others; and

 

WHEREAS, it is desirable and in the best interests of the City to adopt a plan to transition to 100% clean energy by 2035.

 

THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES, to revise the deadlines for the City of Atlanta to transition to 100% clean energy that were set in Resolution No. 17-R-3510. The revised deadlines are to achieve 100% clean energy by 2035 for City of Atlanta operations and by 2035 community-wide.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, interim targets for achieving clean energy for municipal operations of 10% clean energy by 2020, 30% clean energy by 2025, and 50% clean energy by 2030 are established and progress towards these targets will be monitored by the Mayor’s Office of Resilience.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, to adopt the 100% Clean Energy Plan, attached hereto as “Exhibit A,” a vision for an equitable, cost-effective 100% clean energy future.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, only solutions that are budget-neutral and/or have a positive return on investment within a reasonable amount of time will be used to achieve the City’s 100% clean energy target.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Mayor’s Office of Resilience will provide annual reports on progress towards the City’s 100% clean energy goal.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, to help achieve the goal of 100% clean energy, the Mayor’s Office of Resilience may request additional funds in subsequent fiscal year budgets to be used solely for purposes of this legislation. The Mayor’s Office of Resilience may also actively pursue public/private partnerships to attain the City’s goal of 100% clean energy by 2035.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the City is committed to making the investment in this goal for its municipal operations and encourages the local community to join us in achieving a 100% clean energy future.

 

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the Mayor's Office of Resilience is responsible for ensuring proper implementation of the Plan through project facilitation and stakeholder engagement.


UEXHIBIT A

U100% CLEAN ENERGY PLAN

 

Meeting History

Jun 26, 2018 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Howard Shook, District 7
SECONDER:Carla Smith, District 1
AYES:J. P. Matzigkeit, Joyce M Sheperd, Howard Shook, Carla Smith
ABSENT:Michael Julian Bond, Cleta Winslow, Ivory Lee Young Jr.
Jul 2, 2018 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jul 10, 2018 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Aug 6, 2018 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Aug 14, 2018 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:J. P. Matzigkeit, Joyce M Sheperd, Howard Shook, Carla Smith, Cleta Winslow
ABSENT:Michael Julian Bond, Ivory Lee Young Jr.
Aug 20, 2018 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Aug 28, 2018 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:J. P. Matzigkeit, Joyce M Sheperd, Howard Shook, Carla Smith, Cleta Winslow
ABSENT:Michael Julian Bond, Ivory Lee Young Jr.
Sep 4, 2018 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Sep 11, 2018 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
Sep 17, 2018 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Sep 25, 2018 9:30 AM  City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Oct 1, 2018 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Oct 15, 2018 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Oct 23, 2018 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:J. P. Matzigkeit, Michael Julian Bond, Joyce M Sheperd, Howard Shook, Cleta Winslow
ABSENT:Carla Smith
EXCUSED:Ivory Lee Young Jr.
Nov 5, 2018 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Nov 13, 2018 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Nov 19, 2018 1:00 PM  Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Nov 27, 2018 9:30 AM  City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:FAVORABLE [4 TO 0]
AYES:J. P. Matzigkeit, Howard Shook, Carla Smith, Cleta Winslow
ABSENT:Michael Julian Bond, Ivory Lee Young Jr.
AWAY:Joyce M Sheperd
Dec 3, 2018 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jan 7, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jan 15, 2019 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jan 22, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Feb 4, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Feb 12, 2019 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Feb 18, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Feb 26, 2019 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:FAVORABLE ON SUBSTITUTE [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Howard Shook, District 7
SECONDER:Joyce M Sheperd, District 12
AYES:J. P. Matzigkeit, Joyce M Sheperd, Howard Shook, Carla Smith, Dustin Hillis
ABSENT:Michael Julian Bond, Cleta Winslow
Mar 4, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

ADOPTED SUBSTITUTE BY A ROLL CALL VOTE OF 12 YEAS; 0 NAYS

RESULT:ADOPTED SUBSTITUTE [12 TO 0]
MOVER:Amir R Farokhi, Councilmember, District 2
SECONDER:Matt Westmoreland, Councilmember, Post 2 At Large
AYES:Michael Julian Bond, Matt Westmoreland, Andre Dickens, Carla Smith, Amir R Farokhi, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Jennifer N. Ide, Howard Shook, J. P. Matzigkeit, Dustin Hillis, Andrea L. Boone, Marci Collier Overstreet
ABSENT:Cleta Winslow
AWAY:Joyce M Sheperd