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Agenda Item - 2022-05-03 - Number 7.1 - Presentation - Sustainability and Climate Action Plan 7.1 JOINT MEETING OF SAB AND CITY COUNCIL MAY 3, 2022 dillp4O&NSN/SN04.111111041:41111,== -; :1; la w4 7scp 4111ZOIPP Z _ 411.4110111111110 ... SAB 2022 GOALS Goal 1: Advocate for Sustainable Design of Wastewater Treatment eatment Plant Goal 2: Improve resiliency and adaptation strategies in thep g Sustainability and Climate Action Plan Goal 3: Protect and Preserve Trees and Natural Resource s Goal 4: Accelerate the Transition Away from Gas-Powered Landscape Equipment Advisory role: Promote high performance, Goal 5: Advance the Adoption of Electric Vehicles sustainable, green buildings g by supporting relevant code updates Goal 6: Host Community-wide Earth DayCelebration and tor .. m instead incen of demolition ivesf . re andodeling111 o/ r sustainable deconstruction. SUSTAINABLE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT SAB Progress on Goal 1: Recommendations: • SAB wishes to acknowledge and • Continue the great work of evaluating the celebrate the outstanding efforts potential value of waste streams (biosolids), of the City, advisors, and and plan for resilience (e.g. in case Portland consultants for their commitment would cease to accept biosolids from LO). and innovation in designing a • truly modern, sustainable WWTP. Plan for a changing climate, to address increased intensity of storm events, droughts, hotter hot days, colder cold days, among other impacts. - - DECONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION SAB Progress: Recommendations SAB provided a memo to City - • Evaluate options for policy to require • Council and the Planning - deconstruction of older/historic homes. Commission requesting the _ See City of Portland policy as an example. evaluation of policy options to - • Tighten the definition of "remodel" to capture require and/or incentivize more tear-down projects to trigger: deconstruction for homes of • • Public notice requirements historical value (based on date of original construction) and _ • Review non-conforming uses & variances supporting the City's code review - • Demolition Tax for tightening of definitions for - • Evaluate Demolition Tax increase; consider "remodel" vs "demolition." - implementing as a percentage of sales price. PROTECTING TREES & NATURAL RESOURCES SAB Progress on Goal 3: Recommendations: Ir.'. 11.11.." • SAB met with the OLWC to learn • Prepare a position paper on "trees and solar." more about how trees benefit: • Raise awareness of the value of trees (beyond carbon). • Soil health • Recommend ways to preserve trees while also increasing solar capacity, (e.g. pruning of trees, Community Solar). • Air quality • Offer a well-considered and consistent response. • Water quality • Evaluate options to update Tree Code to better align • Terrestrial biodiversity to impact of tree loss and add greater flexibility: • • Human health and safety Codify the value of trees to include all ecosystem services • Increase number of mitigation trees • Landscape design • Mitigation tree requirements could be met by installing solar or permeable driveways, along with a minimum mitigation tree. GAS-POWERED LANDSCAPE EQUIPMENT (GPLE) _.... TIMM SAB Progress on Goal 4: Recommendations: • SAB (along with LOSN & LOSD) lz Electrify City-owned landscaping equipment. partnered with PGE to organize a tool exchange event at the City's • Consider using Tree Fund (or Demo Tax, or other Sustainability Resource Fair. _ mitigation fees) to provide grants to small- and mid sized commercial landscape contractors to • SAB has launched a GPLE — transition from GPLE to electric equipment. survey to better understand barriers and opportunities to — • Consider a "Leave the Leaves" campaign at accelerating a transition to — LO City parks, to encourage the eco-friendly electric equipment. practice of mulching flower beds with leaves. GPLE Survey is now open and available online at: https://www.ci.oswego.or.us/sustainability/landscape-equipment-survev EV CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE SAB-LOSN Progress on Goal 5: Recommendations: • Preparing pilot proposal for approval this • Implement EV charging signage. year from the current City Council. L • Reactivate utility pole pilot project on • Researched successful use of EV chargers I City-owned poles, adjacent to parking, on utility poles for the pilot. near multi-family housing. • City is participating in PGE's Fleet Partner _• Develop an EV charging strategy, Plan program. _ as part of a City-wide approach to Current Issues: renewable energy infrastructure. EV charger on A Street, still down after several weeks. • Link to Community Solar EV chargers at Maintenance Center will no longer function. • Include multi-family dwellings EV chargers at City Hall are hard to use. • EVs for energy in power outages EARTH DAY CELEBRATION ____ Nom SAB Progress on Goal 6: Recommendations: • SAB partnered with LOSD, LOSN, and • Host an annual celebration to OLWC to host the City's first recognize the excellent work and Sustainability Resource Fair on April commitment-by City staff, LOSD, and 24, 2022. community members to a sustainable • The event included 20+ exhibitors: Lake Oswego. • GPLE Tool Exchange, 2,300+ lbs. recycled • This annual event can provide a forum • Tree Give-away • LOSD Green Teams for increased awareness and • City, County & community organizations engagement with community committed to sustainable best practices. members. • Over 200 community members attended. 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V .• .-_ tt. •• --- . 1' ...-"--- • / ...I...4f •• CLIMATE ADAPTATION AND RESILIENCE ow- SAB Progress on Goal 2: Recommendations: • SAB has advanced topics • Incorporate nature-based and integrated renewable that feed into the larger energy solutions into City infrastructure, such as: goal of adaptation and • Optimize building design & orientation and landscaping for passive resilience. cooling & solar warming and to reduce wildfire risk. • Later this May & June, SAB Install Community Solar, with EV charging, energy storge, & access will be reviewing in depth for landscape equipment charging, and with rainwater harvesting- to-groundwater recharge. climate adaptation and resilience. • Plan for a changing climate. • Adjust recommended tree species for predicted climate conditions (e.g. drought tolerant). SAB Planning for Climate Adaptation and Resilience: Nature-based • Protect and preserving natural areas and trees, which enhance resilience and adaptation through ecosystem services. Solutions • Partner to leverage existing Emergency Response Planning and incorporate climate-related adaptation and resilience. Emergency • Support citizens in preparing for potential disaster scenarios, such as extreme temperatures or hazardous air quality. Planning & Response • Coordinate with LOSD and City Departments to use schools and public facilities as essential facilities in emergencies or disasters. • Ensure that all citizens can access emergency support, including those without cars, or with mobility challenges or disabilities. • Work with the Lake Oswego Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Board to ensure that the City's adaptation and resilience Equity strategies and outreach efforts are comprehensive and supportive for all community members. • Plan for changing climate, by adjusting mitigation tree species, building orientation, rainwater harvesting, or roofs pitches, etc. for Planning/ Design future climatic conditions. • Advance solar and battery installations and other renewable energy sources through design standards for solar-ready roof pitches and related considerations, offer solar incentives and/or Community Solar, and/or requiring solar on publicly funded construction Renewable Energy projects. Renewable projects can be paired with EV charging infrastructure. & Electrification Evaluate the increased electrical demand that will be created by electrification of fossil fuel-based equipment, such as electric vehicles, electric building systems (HVAC, water heating), and electric landscaping equipment. Adding on-site renewable energy generation and/or storage can help to meet this demand and improve resilience during a power disruption. • In the longer term, the City should continue "hardening" its infrastructure to withstand more frequent and more severe weather Infrastructure events and natural disasters, which can include nature-based solutions, like seasonal wetlands for water management, and passive strategies, like traffic circles without traffic lights, in addition to upgrading conventional infrastructure, such as burying power lines. SAB Planning for Climate Adaptation and Resilience: Nature-based • Protect and preserving natural areas and trees, which enhance resilience and adaptation through ecosystem services. Solutions • Partner to leverage existing Emergency Response Planning and incorporate climate-related adaptation and resilience. Emergency • Support citizens in preparing for potential disaster scenarios, such as extreme temperatures or hazardous air quality. Planning & Response • Coordinate with LOSD and City Departments to use schools and public facilities as essential facilities in emergencies or disasters. • Ensure that all citizens can access emergency support, including those without cars, or with mobility challenges or disabilities. • Work with the Lake Oswego Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Board to ensure that the City's adaptation and resilience Equity strategies and outreach efforts are comprehensive and supportive for all community members. • Plan for changing climate, by adjusting mitigation tree species, building orientation, rainwater harvesting, or roofs pitches, etc. for Planning/ Design future climatic conditions. • Advance solar and battery installations and other renewable energy sources through design standards for solar-ready roof pitches and related considerations, offer solar incentives and/or Community Solar, and/or requiring solar on publicly funded construction Renewable Energy projects. Renewable projects can be paired with EV charging infrastructure. & Electrification Evaluate the increased electrical demand that will be created by electrification of fossil fuel-based equipment, such as electric vehicles, electric building systems (HVAC, water heating), and electric landscaping equipment. Adding on-site renewable energy generation and/or storage can help to meet this demand and improve resilience during a power disruption. • In the longer term, the City should continue "hardening" its infrastructure to withstand more frequent and more severe weather Infrastructure events and natural disasters, which can include nature-based solutions, like seasonal wetlands for water management, and passive strategies, like traffic circles without traffic lights, in addition to upgrading conventional infrastructure, such as burying power lines. SUMMARY OF NEW RECOMMENDATIONS • Evaluate accessing Tree Fund (or other mitigation fees) to provide grants to small commercial landscapers to transition from GPLE to electric equipment. • Consider a "Leave the Leaves" campaign at LO City parks. • Prepare a position paper on "trees and solar." • Evaluate updating Tree Code to better align to impact & add mitigation flexibility. • Reactivate utility-pole EV charging pilot and implement EV signage city-wide. • Evaluate options for Community Solar in L0; integrated with EV charging, landscape equipment charging, energy storage, and rainwater harvesting. City Council Goals for 2022 SAB Recommendations Ensure a safe and secure community for all • Support emergency response planning to include climate-related impacts. Foster diversity, equity & inclusion in LO and in the • Support landscape contractors to transition gas-powered landscape equipment City as an organization to electric equipment. • Improve resiliency and climate adaptation strategies in City's SCAP. • Increase the availability and use of green energy in the community. Combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gas • Evaluate Community Solar, with EV & energy storage capabilities emissions and strengthening the community's • Position paper on "trees and solar" resilience to climate impact • Evaluate updates to Tree Code to align to impact and add flexibility to mitigation. • Update the Urban and Community Forest Plan by evaluating the 2022 State of the Urban Forest Report. • Continue "hardening" our infrastructure to withstand more frequent and more Support continuous improvement, outstanding severe weather events and natural disasters, using: customer service, infrastructure investments, and • Nature-based solutions (e.g. trees and wetlands for water mgmt.) fiscal policies that increase public trust in the City • Passive strategies (e.g. traffic circles without traffic lights) • Conventional infrastructure (e.g. WWTP & biosolids, burying power lines). Invest in Lake Oswego's high-quality parks, natural • Consider a "Leave the Leaves" campaign at L0 City parks. areas, and recreational amenities Improve transportation connections, mobility & • Reactivate utility-pole EV charging pilot safety for all travelers and for all types of trips in LO • Implement EV signage city-wide Conserve the community's quality of life by planning • Plan for a changing climate, to address increased intensity of storm events, for chan e and rowth droughts, hotter hot days, colder cold days, etc.