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Council Approves Climate Action Task Force

Application deadline is November 15th

Post Date:10/16/2019 11:04 AM

En español 

In its October 15th session, Longmont City Council approved the proposed composition of a Climate Action Task Force, following its unanimous October 8th vote to pass a resolution declaring a climate emergency and establishing Longmont's intent to take immediate and accelerated action to address the climate crisis.

The resident-initiated resolution challenges not only the municipal government of Longmont, but also its residents, businesses, and community partners, to take action to combat climate change. It calls for the formation of a climate working group to “discuss further steps the City should take to promote a carbon-free, sustainable city.” The full text of the resolution is available here.

City Council approved the following composition of the working group, dubbed the Climate Action Task Force, as proposed by Sandra Seader, Assistant City Manager, and Lisa Knoblauch, Sustainability Program Manager:

  • One City Council member
  • Three staff members (from Sustainability, LPC, and Planning divisions)
  • Eight Longmont residents
  • Four community partners from:
    • Business community
    • Education community
    • Affordable housing community
    • Non-profit/human services community
  • Two technical advisors (non-voting):
    • Platte River Power Authority (PRPA)
    • Just Transition/climate justice

Interested residents and community partners are encouraged to apply before the deadline of 5pm on November 15th by filling out the form available online at http://bit.ly/COLBoardApplication.

Residents can also learn more and share their own stories and thoughts by visiting Engage Longmont, the City’s public engagement platform. Additional information is available on the City of Longmont’s Climate Action & Resiliency website.

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