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File #: 2021-0321    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 9/7/2021 In control: Mobility and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: AN ORDINANCE modifying the green building and sustainable infrastructure program; to modify budgeting policy, reorganize the green building provisions and modifying the reporting policies for the green building and Strategic Climate Action Plan; amending Ordinance 16147, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 18.17.010, adding new sections to K.C.C. chapter 18.17 and repealing Ordinance 16147, Section 3, as amended, and K.C.C. 18.17.020.
Sponsors: Rod Dembowski
Indexes: Budget, Climate Change
Code sections: 18.17 - ., 18.17.010 - *, 18.17.020 - .
Attachments: 1. 2021-0321 transmittal letter, 2. 2021-0321 fiscal note, 3. 2021-0321 Legislative Review Form
Related files: 2008-0107
Drafter
Clerk 08/19/2021
Title
AN ORDINANCE modifying the green building and sustainable infrastructure program; to modify budgeting policy, reorganize the green building provisions and modifying the reporting policies for the green building and Strategic Climate Action Plan; amending Ordinance 16147, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 18.17.010, adding new sections to K.C.C. chapter 18.17 and repealing Ordinance 16147, Section 3, as amended, and K.C.C. 18.17.020.
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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Findings:
A. Green building and sustainable development practices support the goals of the King County Strategic Plan, including, but not limited to, growth management, economic development, historic preservation, fiscal responsibility, environmental protection, access to public transportation, social equity, stewardship of resource lands, climate change initiatives, efficient energy and other natural resource uses, preserving fish and wildlife habitat, reducing and creating resources from wastes and protecting and improving citizen health.
B. King County has shown leadership in establishing climate, equity and preparedness goals through the completion of its 2020 Strategic Climate Action Plan. It sets commitments that advance King County's leadership in equitable climate solutions, create opportunities for all residents and reduce climate risks, and protect the natural environment for everyone who lives here today and for those who follow us. The built environment plays a significant role in greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption. Green building has made significant contributions to reducing energy and the consumption of materials, both of which are two key goal areas of the Strategic Climate Action Plan. It can also be a vehicle in practice to integrate equity and social justice opportunities, reduce water use, source sustainable materials, improve stormwater management, and improve habitat restoration.
C. For many i...

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