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To reach the climate action goals, the city council adopts the targets and benchmarks contained in subsection (1) of this section, and the city will take other actions that the council determines are necessary, for achieving the targets, benchmarks and other climate action goals.

(1) Targets and benchmarks.


Target (in GHGs)


Carbon neutral operations

60% reduction from 2010 levels by 2020

Annual: 15% reduction per year

5 year: 60% reduction by 2020

Reduce fossil fuels 50%

50% reduction from 2010 levels by 2030.

Annual: 2.5% reduction per year

By 2020: 25% reduction from 2010

By 2025: 38% reduction from 2010

By 2030: 50% reduction from 2010

(2) The city manager shall adopt administrative rules pursuant to section 2.019 of this code that establish a specified baseline amount and appropriate greenhouse gas inventory methodology.

(3) When the city manager prepares options for council consideration pursuant to this section, including options for meeting the goals, the manager shall include a triple bottom line assessment of the options including a cost-benefit analysis.

(Section 6.685 added by Ordinance No. 20540, enacted July 28, 2014, effective August 29, 2014; and amended by Ordinance No. 20567, enacted July 27, 2016, effective August 28, 2016.)