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Climate Action Committee

At the Monday, May 6, 2019 Council regular meeting, the City Council approved Resolution 2019-02 Climate Action Committee establishing a Climate Action Committee to advise Council on renewal energy goals for the City (in the short-term) and residents (in the long-term). The Committee’s first meeting is Tuesday, July 30 at 6pm in Council Chambers at City Hall.

Mukilteo is on the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda map!  Mayor Jennifer Gregerson signed on to be part of a bipartisan, peer-to-peer network of U.S. Mayors working together to demonstrate leadership on climate change through meaningful actions in their communities, and to express and build political will for effective federal and global policy action.  The Climate Mayors coalition has emerged as a key voice and demonstration of the ongoing commitment of U.S. cities to accelerate climate progress.  407 U.S. Mayors representing 70 million Americans have committed to adopt, honor and uphold the climate goals of the Paris Agreement.

Energy Bootcamp Mascot

Mukilteo has been a registered  “EnviroStars” partner since 2018. The City is committed to reduce energy costs, conserve resources and contribute to a clean and healthy community.  In 2016, the City participated in the EPA’s Energy Bootcamp, taking steps to reduce energy and water usage by up to 30% and doing our part to help protect the environment.

Climate Action Committee

The scope of the Committee’s tasks are to

  • consider a recommended clean energy goal by 2030
  • encourage residents to be a part of the solution
  • encourage City staff, businesses and residents to conserve current resources
  • work with the City Council and City administration to implement ideas
  • effectively address the future impacts of climate change

The Committee will work to develop an action plan, including options, methods and financial resources needed and an associated timeline and milestones to achieve renewal energy goals. An interim report will be due by December 31, 2019, and their final report by December 31, 2020. One of the initial tasks of the Committee is to review the City’s Comprehensive Plan to review the existing environmental elements and make suggestions for it to play an integral role in guiding how the City accommodates growth and provides services. There are many ways the City can protect and improve the environment while acting in its roles as an employer, builder, land owner and regulator.  For example, the City can lead by its own behavior in delivering services, operating its facilities and managing its land in an environmentally sustainable manner.

Additional resources about international, national, state and local climate change initiatives have been collected by the Municipal Research & Services Center, and we invite you to check them out.

Additional Climate Change Resources

Mukilteo Climate Action Committee Final Report October 2020

Mukilteo Climate Action Committee Interim Report December 2019

Hot Springs, AR Goes 100% Solar

Everett, WA Climate Action Plan

Edmonds, WA Climate Action Plan

East Hampton, NY Climate Action Plan

Puget Sound Starts Here


Gregerson, JenniferMayor7/16/2019 to
Emery, RichardCity Council President7/16/2019 to
Khan, RiazCity Councilmember01/01/2020 to
Atkinson, MariMember12/16/2019 to
Ellis, TimChair12/16/2019 to
King, DebbieVice Chair12/16/2019 to
Kirk, ElizaCo-Secretary/Student Member12/16/2019 to
Ness, NicholasMember12/16/2019 to
Swadener, AnnMember12/16/2019 to
Woodbury, AlisonCo-Secretary/Member12/16/2019 to
Arrington, LindseyStaff Liaison

Link to Climate Action Committee Agendas and Minutes

File: https://mukilteowa.gov/wp-content/uploads/Reduced_Comp-Plan-Final-20180610.pdf
Link: https://mukilteowa.gov/departments/planning-development/planning-long-range/reduced_comp-plan-final-20180610/
File: https://mukilteowa.gov/wp-content/uploads/CAC-2020-Report.pdf
Link: https://mukilteowa.gov/departments/executive/climate-action-committee/cac-2020-report/

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