Mayor and Council to Review Draft Climate Action Plan

At its Monday, November 15, 2021 meeting, the Rockville Mayor and Council will discuss increasing water and sewage charges, American Rescue Plan Act funds, and historic designation or demolition of 460 Hungerford Drive (most recently Meixin Supermarket, formerly the Colony Shop, designed by John Henry Sullivan). On the Consent Calendar (items approved without discussion) are the purchase of a concrete mixer for $116,363; a dump truck for $183,746; and a refuse truck for $524,886. The Mayor and Council will also receive reports on an employee homeownership program and a climate action plan.

The City of Rockville is considering how it can best reduce greenhouse gas emissions 50% below 2005 levels by 2030. That goal aligns with the State of Maryland and Metropolitan Council of Governments. The draft plan identifies “increasing the renewable portfolio standard to 50% renewable” as the primary tactic, followed by “additional community green power purchases” (see Table 1). Not sure what this means? City staff will be hosting virtual office hours on November 18 (12-1 pm) and November 30 (4-5 pm).

Proposed tactics for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Rockville.

More details in the 349-page agenda packet available at https://www.rockvillemd.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_11152021-6407.

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