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File #: R-20-63   
Type: Resolution Status: Enacted
File created: 6/1/2020 In control: City Council
Final action: 6/15/2020
Enactment date: 6/30/2020 Enactment #: R-2020-065
Title: Approving And Authorizing The Filing Of The A Grant Application For The Light Duty Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Program Grant With The New Mexico Environment Department's Volkswagen Settlement Trust And Providing An Appropriation To The Environmental Health Department In Fiscal Year 2020 (Sena, by request)
Attachments: 1. R-63, 2. R-63final
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
6/30/2020 City Clerk Published  Action details
6/26/2020 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
6/19/2020 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
6/15/2020 City Council PassedPass Action details
6/1/2020 City Council Introduced  Action details
6/1/2020 President To be heard at the Council Meeting  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FOURTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-20-63 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Lan Sena, by request


RESOLUTION
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Approving And Authorizing The Filing Of The A Grant Application For The Light Duty Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Program Grant With The New Mexico Environment Department's Volkswagen Settlement Trust And Providing An Appropriation To The Environmental Health Department In Fiscal Year 2020 (Sena, by request)
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APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE FILING OF THE ATTACHED GRANT APPLICATION FOR THE LIGHT DUTY ELECTRIC VEHICLE SUPPLY EQUIPMENT PROGRAM GRANT WITH THE NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT'S VOLKSWAGEN SETTLEMENT TRUST AND PROVIDING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT IN FISCAL YEAR 2020.
WHEREAS, understanding and dealing with climate change impacts is an imperative for major cities in the United States; and
WHEREAS, traditional gasoline-powered vehicles are a source of greenhouse gas emissions and, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists, account for approximately 20 percent of all emissions [NG1]in the United States, with almost 20 pounds of heat-trapping emissions arising from tailpipes for every gallon of gas utilized by cars and trucks; and
WHEREAS, the use of electric, alternative fuel, and hybrid vehicles has five benefits for our community: (1) reduced ground level ozone; (2) reduced greenhouse gas emissions; (3) improved community health outcomes; (4) continued compliance with the Clean Air Act; and (5) reduced dependence on petroleum; and
WHEREAS, the Environmental Health Department has a performance measure that it will protect and enhance air quality for current and future generations and thereby protect public health, economic well-being and aesthetic values for the community (Bernalillo County); and
WHEREAS, the operation of the Sustainability Office of the Environmental Health Department provides the programmat...

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