Explore our list of climate resources, including city programs and incentives and city commissions.
Climate and Environment Policy Advisory Committee (CEPAC)
The Climate and Environment Policy Advisory Committee (CEPAC) shall reflect and represent a wide range of community interests and perspectives. Such interests should include, but not be limited to, climate change and environment, public health, energy efficiency and renewable energy, low and moderate-income households needs, economic development, social equity and sustainable economic development.
The CEPAC shall be responsible for assisting the City in the following:
- Making recommendations on strategies, actions and programs related to the implementation and updating of the Climate and Energy Action Plan (CEAP) in furtherance of its climate mitigation and adaption goals and strategies per AMC 9.40, recognizing that the Council may also request advice on other environmental matters from time to time. The issues CEPAC shall advise Council on include, but are not limited to:
- Recommendations for and any updates to the City's CEAP
- Modifications to benchmarks, targets or actions contained in the climate plan as needed to incorporate the best available science and practices to achieve the City's climate-related goals and targets
- The process for considering amendments and updates to the CEAP
- Monitoring CEAP implementation progress for the community and for the City operations
- Ensuring that the CEAP incorporates long-term social, economic and environmental goals
- Climate education
- Recommending CEAP implementation steps or improvements on behalf of the community and for City operations.
- Providing information to staff and the City Council to ensure that benchmarks, targets or actions develop for, or by the City of Ashland incorporate the best available science and practices to achieve the intended climate or environmental related goals and targets.
- Providing recommendations to ensure the City of Ashland’s climate and environmental planning incorporates long-term social, economic and environmental goals, including social equity for low-income households, persons of color, the young and elderly, and those with disabilities.
- Educating and advocating for Ashland's environmental goals, including its Community Climate Recovery Goals.
Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday, 3 to 5 p.m., Community Development Building at 51 Winburn Way.
Wildfire Safety Commission
The Wildfire Safety commission provides advice and support to the Council and City departments and education to the community on wildfire issues and plans for mitigation action.
The commission meets the third Wednesday of each month from 11-1pm. Due to COVID, the meetings will be held electronically until further notice.
The Transportation commission advises the City Council on transportation related issues specifically as they relate to safety, planning, funding and advocacy for bicycles, transit, parking, pedestrian and all other modes of transportation.
The commissions meets on the third Thursday from 6-8pm. Due to COVID, the meetings will be held electronically until further notice.
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