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Agenda Packet - 2022-05-16Stephanie Glazer, Co-Chair  Kathleen Wiens, Co-Chair Buzz Chandler  Jay Hamachek  Susan Mead  Mark Puhlman  Matt Schaeffer  Anna Wallin, Youth  Olivia Reinhart, Youth Daniel Nguyen, Council Liaison 503.635.0215 380 A Avenue PO BOX 369 Lake Oswego, OR 97034 www.ci.oswego.or.us AGENDA SUSTAINABILITY ADVISORY BOARD May 16, 2022 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Lake Oswego Maintenance Center, Willow A Room Contact: Amanda Watson, Sustainability Program Manager, awatson@ci.oswego.or.us, 503-635-0291 Also published online at: www.ci.oswego.or.us/boc_sab This meeting will take place in-person. For interested members of the public unable to attend in-person, an option to provide public comment or watch the meeting remotely is available by registering at the following link: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0lqtcJAoSpSvIutFPMKVbg. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations please contact the City Manager’s Office 48 hours before the meeting. Members of the public are permitted to speak for up to 3 minutes during Public Comment only. Host will mute non-Board members during remainder of meeting. I. AGENDA 6:30 Call to Order and Roll Call Approve Minutes Public Comment (comment on agenda items may be deferred to discussion of that item) Review Agenda 6:45 Regular Business (I-Information, C-Conversation/Discussion, D-Decision, R-Recommend to Council) II. ADJOURNMENT ATTACHMENTS Please note that all materials are sent electronically. Please review before meeting. • April 18, 2022 Meeting Minutes NEXT MEETING: JUNE 20, 2022, 6:30 to 8:30pm A. City Council Update Councilor Nguyen 10 min I B. Natural Areas Habitat Management Plan Megan Big John, Parks Manager 45 min I C. Debrief from May 3 Council Meeting All 35 min C F. Announcements from Board and Staff • June 18 & September 17 Farmers Market Dates • Co-Chairs All 15 min C SUSTAINABILITY ADVISORY BOARD Vision of a Sustainable Lake Oswego A sustainable Lake Oswego is a community that meets the vital human needs of the present without compromising our ability to meet future needs. This requires consideration of both long-term and short- term effects on ecological, economic, and community systems. Operating sustainably means that we are leaving a legacy for the community of Lake Oswego and the planet. A sustainable Lake Oswego is a place recognized nationally as a model of livability—a unified city with a vital downtown, a strong sense of neighborhoods, and a harmonious relationship with the natural environment. The lives of everyone who lives, works, and conducts business in Lake Oswego are enriched by a wide range of choices in transportation, housing, recreation, and culture. Our infrastructure is sound, our finances stable, and our citizens and employees healthy and engaged. SAB Mission & Duties The mission of the Sustainability Advisory Board is to promote the economic, ecological, and quality-of- life sustainability of our community. The Sustainability Advisory Board shall: a. Advise and assist the City Council in efforts to make City operations more sustainable. The Sustainability Advisory Board is guided by the Sustainable City Principles embodied in the City’s Sustainability Plan. b. Assist in the development of plans and policies to enhance the sustainability of the City as a whole. c. Educate and engage the public in efforts to make the community of Lake Oswego, including residents, businesses, and institutions, more sustainable. SAB Meeting Ground Rules We have agreed to abide by these ground rules to increase our meeting effectiveness. 1. Participate – everyone share “airtime” 2. Speak for yourself – use “I” language 3. Seek clarity: – ask clarifying questions – paraphrase what you hear others say – check out your hunches 4. Be respectful: – be on time – come prepared – turn off phones, pagers, and other devices – avoid interrupting others – don’t use inflammatory labels & judgments 5. Have fun CITY OF LAKE OSWEGO Sustainability Advisory Board Minutes April 18, 2022 Call to Order / Roll Call Stephanie Glazer called the April 18, 2022 meeting of the Sustainability Advisory Board (SAB) to order at 6:30 PM. Members Present: Buzz Chandler, Stephanie Glazer, Jay Hamachek, Susan Mead, Mark Puhlman, Matt Schaeffer, Kathleen Wiens, Anna Wallin, Kara Orvieto, Kim Roeland Members Excused/Absent: Olivia Reinhart Staff: Amanda Watson, Mayor Buck Public: Duke Castle, Craig Chisholm, Tom Horman, Stephanie Wagner, Larry Zurcher Approval of Minutes March meeting minutes were approved. Public Comment Craig Chisholm followed up on public comment he provided last month related to rooftop solar arrays and trees. He would like the tree code to be amended to allow the development of rooftop solar arrays, which are prevented in a number of cases. He argued that solar arrays are more effective at preventing CO2 emissions than trees are in sequestering CO2, and called for planting seedlings as replacement trees rather than saplings. Tom Horman gave comments on wildfire risks and recommended measures to reduce risks in Lake Oswego including planting less flammable tree species and raising public awareness about steps residents can take to prevent wildfires on their property, such as those recommended by the Firewise USA program. Announcements from Board and Staff Kathleen noted the Earth Day Proclamation on the agenda for the upcoming April 19 City Council meeting. Regular Business A. Protecting Trees and Natural Resources in Lake Oswego Stephanie Wagner from the Oswego Lake Watershed Council gave a presentation on protecting and enhancing natural resources in Lake Oswego. She pointed out the importance of looking at the urban ecosystem as a whole and taking a systemic approach to promoting a healthy urban ecosystem. It’s important to understand the cultural history of how we think about natural resources—from White colonial settlers’ perception of natural resources as something to be exploited by individuals, to Indigenous worldviews that see humans as a part of nature and the natural system rather than something separate, and the development of a more widespread environmental ethic in the US in the City of Lake Oswego Sustainability Advisory Board Minutes April 18, 2022 Page 2 of 3 1970s—and consider how we can foster a community mindset of understanding and working with natural systems to protect and enhance our natural resources. Stephanie provided information on a number of OLWC projects, including oak woodland enhancement in partnership with the Westlake HOA, wildfire risk reduction in Mountain Park in partnership with Mountain Park HOA and the LO Fire Department, “Soil Your Undies” soil health community science project, and annual Tree Summit. She recommended SAB develop and employ a sustainability lens for natural resources, considering how actions will affect soil health, air quality, water quality, terrestrial biodiversity, human health and safety, and landscape design. We want to look for nature-based solutions, and think about natural infrastructure like eco roofs, roadside vegetation, and building designs that maximize the benefits of natural systems. B. SAB Discussion on Trees and Natural Resources & Planning for May 3 Council Meeting Stephanie Glazer walked through draft slides she prepared for the May 3 Council meeting, outlining SAB’s 2022 goals, progress to-date, and initial recommendations and ideas for each, to guide the discussion. Reflecting on Stephanie Wagner’s presentation and public comment, SAB members discussed ideas to explore related to trees and natural resources, including: researching and preparing a position on trees and solar, evaluating options for community solar as an alternative to cutting trees to facilitate solar installations, explore options for parking lot solar projects that can also help with groundwater recharge, codifying the value of trees and natural resources in the tree code, reviewing and evaluating options to update the tree code to more closely align mitigation requirements with impacts and add flexible mitigation options that take into account ecosystem benefits provided by trees. Amanda outlined logistics for the May 3 Council meeting, and the Board discussed which members would present each of the topics during their presentation. Amanda shared an update on the GPLE survey, which is ready to be distributed to landscaping companies via email and to residents and property owners via the City’s website and social media. Duke Castle provided public comment pertaining to the update on SAB’s EV charging goal. The SAB- LOSN working group working on strategies to increase access to charging at multifamily buildings was not successful in reaching property owners, so instead developed a proposal to pilot utility pole- mounted charging technology. He would like to bring a proposal to City Council before the end of the year. Duke also noted that the City’s EV chargers being out of service can contribute to range anxiety. C. Council Update Mayor Buck noted that City Council’s two annual goals related to SAB’s work, improving climate adaptation and resilience strategies in the SCAP and increasing green energy use and availability, both still need to be defined further. Council will be looking to SAB to provide guidance on strategies. During the same Council meeting as the joint meeting with SAB, Council will be holding a public hearing on the changes to the demolition code (definition of demolition). Separately, Council will be looking at strengthening incentives for deconstruction. City of Lake Oswego Sustainability Advisory Board Minutes April 18, 2022 Page 3 of 3 D. Announcements from Board and Staff The Sustainability Resource Fair is on Sunday, April 24. PGE’s tool exchange starts at 10 am, and the fair starts at 11 am. Wrap Up & Adjournment Stephanie Glazer adjourned the meeting at 8:45 pm. Respectfully submitted, Amanda Watson Sustainability Program Manager