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File #: 21-707    Version: 1 Name:
Type: CONSENT AGENDA Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/8/2021 In control: Office of Environmental Quality & Sustainability
On agenda: 4/28/2021 Final action:
Title: An ordinance amending Chapter 2, "Administration," of the Dallas City Code by (1) amending Sections 2-120 thru 2-124; (2) creating an environmental commission; (3) providing functions of the environmental commission; (4) providing a saving clause; (5) providing a severability clause; and (6) providing an effective date - Financing: No cost consideration to the City
Indexes: 100
Attachments: 1. Ordinance
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STRATEGIC PRIORITY: Quality of Life
AGENDA DATE: April 28, 2021
COUNCIL DISTRICT(S): All
DEPARTMENT: Office of Environmental Quality & Sustainability
EXECUTIVE: M. Elizabeth Cedillo-Pereira
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An ordinance amending Chapter 2, "Administration," of the Dallas City Code by (1) amending Sections 2-120 thru 2-124; (2) creating an environmental commission; (3) providing functions of the environmental commission; (4) providing a saving clause; (5) providing a severability clause; and (6) providing an effective date - Financing: No cost consideration to the City

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BACKGROUND

The Dallas City Council adopted the Comprehensive Environmental & Climate Action Plan in May, 2020 as a comprehensive roadmap that outlines the specific activities that the City plans to undertake to improve quality of life for all residents, to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, to prepare communities for the impacts of climate change, and to create a healthier and more prosperous community. The plan proposes 97 actions across eight sectors, and is designed to be revenue neutral, using existing budgets, partnerships, and funding mechanisms to support implementation. The suite of actions in the plan have been carefully selected to start Dallas on the path to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

Climate change will impact every part of day to day life in Dallas. Vulnerable populations are most at risk to the impacts of climate change due to existing social, economic, and environmental barriers. Climate change will affect everyone, but not everyone will be affected equally - the effects of climate change will disproportionately impact communities with the least means to adapt. Climate change will also impact the sensitive urban ecosystem balances, providing food, water and habitat to plant, animal, and human life.
In the City Council Resolution No. 20-0827, adopting the Comprehensive Environmental & Climate Ac...

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