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File #: 20-1482    Version: 1 Name: 10/15/20 Resolution to Accept the Revisied SWRMP Plan
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/25/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/5/2020 Final action: 10/5/2020
Enactment date: 10/5/2020 Enactment #: R-20-395
Title: Resolution to Accept the Revised Solid Waste Resources Management Plan (SWRMP)
Sponsors: Jane Lumm, Ali Ramlawi
Resolution to Accept the Revised Solid Waste Resources Management Plan (SWRMP)
On April 16, 2018 City Council approved Resolution R-18-138 approving a service agreement contract with Aptim Environmental and Infrastructure, Inc. (APTIM) to develop a comprehensive Solid Waste Resources Management Plan (2019-2023) (SWRMP) for the City. This plan was to layout a strategic approach for the City on how best to provide solid waste, recycling and compost/organics management programs that meet the needs and desires of the community in a fiscally responsible and sustainable manner seeking the best balance between community values and the costs of the services provided to the community.

The SWRMP was developed through a multi-faceted process. A detailed Cost of Service Analysis was performed with a review and analysis of the City's current programs, including methods of service delivery and cost of services. Research of solid waste resources management practices in peer communities, including high diversion communities such as San Francisco and Seattle, was performed. An extensive stakeholder engagement effort was undertaken through multiple methods including stakeholder interviews, a downtown focus group, a scientifically valid phone survey of residents, a SWRMP Advisory Committee of over sixty participants, and the Environmental Commission to obtain input and feedback on current and future needs and interests for the solid waste program area. An analysis of options was performed to improve operations, enhance or expand current programs and services, add new programs and services. Based on these tasks, recommendations for the City's solid waste program area with resource needs were developed, as well as a financial model to project costs, Solid Waste Fund balance impacts and revenue needs for the proposed implementation of the SWRMP recommendations.

The SWRMP includes twenty-four recommendations with the plan grouping them as Residential, Commer...

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