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File #: 21-1543    Version: Name: 9/7/21 - Energy Commission Feasibility Study Request
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/7/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/7/2021 Final action: 9/7/2021
Enactment date: 9/7/2021 Enactment #: R-21-346
Title: Resolution Directing the Energy Commission to Consider the Question of a Feasibility Study Regarding a Public Power Utility
Sponsors: Elizabeth Nelson, Kathy Griswold, Travis Radina, Jen Eyer, Christopher Taylor
Attachments: 1. DC-1 Proposed Substitute Resolution.pdf
Title
Resolution Directing the Energy Commission to Consider the Question of a Feasibility Study Regarding a Public Power Utility
Body
Whereas, The Energy Commission unanimously endorsed and Ann Arbor City Council unanimously adopted the A2ZERO Carbon Neutrality Plan and the goal of achieving community-wide carbon neutrality by the year 2030;

Whereas, In early 2021 the Energy Commission and Ann Arbor City Council adopted Energy Principles and Criteria to help guide the City's energy-related decision making;

Whereas, The Ann Arbor Energy Commission identified a series of energy-related initiatives that may be useful to help achieve the A2ZERO Plan and that may align with Energy Commission- and City Council- adopted Energy Principles and Criteria;

Whereas, The Energy Commission established a prioritized work plan to evaluate those initiatives;

Whereas, The Energy Commission has been systematically and purposefully reviewing and learning about its top-voted energy procurement, energy technology, and energy policy options to understand their appropriateness for the City of Ann Arbor in light of state law constraints, local conditions, and resource scarcity;

Whereas, The October 2021 meeting of the Energy Commission is dedicated to learning about municipalization efforts, processes, lessons learned, and other pertinent details;

Whereas, The October 2021 meeting of the Energy Commission was scheduled to accommodate the availability of speakers from two communities who have undertaken municipalization initiatives in the last two decades and, as such, are able to share their experience and answer questions;

Whereas, The Energy Commission, especially the chair and co-chair, have been deliberate in ensuring the commissioners have relevant information to make informed recommendations to City Council;

Whereas, City Council recognizes the value of receiving a fully-informed and well-reasoned recommendation from the Energy Commission upon the completion of al...

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