Long Beach, CA
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File #: 10-0111    Version: 1 Name: CM - Sustainable City Action Plan
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/19/2010 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/2/2010 Final action: 2/2/2010
Title: Recommendation to adopt Initiatives, Goals and Actions of the Sustainable City Action Plan; and direct City Manager to prepare the final document for public distribution.
Sponsors: City Manager
Attachments: 1. 020210-R-22sr&att.pdf
Related files: 09-1023, 09-1022, 09-0757, 09-0620, 09-0529, 08-1126, 09-0195, 09-0320, 09-0408, 09-0527, 09-0528, 09-041PL, 09-1131
TITLE
Recommendation to adopt Initiatives, Goals and Actions of the Sustainable City Action Plan; and direct City Manager to prepare the final document for public distribution.

DISCUSSION
The Sustainable City Commission, which advises the City Council on environmental issues such as buildings and neighborhoods, urban nature, transportation, water, energy, waste reduction and green economy and lifestyle, has created the City's Sustainable City Action Plan. The Sustainable City Action Plan is a task to be completed by the Sustainable City Commission according to the work plan approved by the City Council.

Long Beach's Sustainable City Action Plan (Plan) is a comprehensive, citywide framework and is intended to be a tool for creating a sustainable city by helping to guide future operational and policy decisions. The Plan was developed over seven months at public Sustainable City Commission meetings and has had input from departments across the City, including the Port of Long Beach and the Long Beach Water Department.

A draft of the Plan was made available on the City's website along with an online survey designed to solicit feedback from the community. The draft Plan was available for public comment between July 6, 2009 and September 30, 2009. The online survey was a brief eight questions and yielded approximately 100 responses and additional comments.

Additionally, staff built community support by sharing the draft Plan at over 20 community meetings, where the public was invited to comment and provide input to improve the Plan. The draft Plan was provided at all community meetings and online. Staff and the Sustainable City Commissioners also shared the Plan with the City's internal green team, other City Commissions, other agencies and the City Council.

The Plan is intended to be comprehensive, citywide and strategically incorporate multiple interconnected aspects of what it means to be a sustainable city. The Plan includes initiatives, goals and actions tha...

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