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11/30/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/30/2017 14:00

Mayor Nirenberg lauds passage of climate action plan

Communications and Public Affairs: 207-7234
Published on Thursday, November 30, 2017

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SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 30, 2017) - City Council on Thursday unanimously approved an agreement to develop a Climate Action and Adaptation Plan.

'This vote is a crucial step to toward developing the framework for a local action plan to improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions,' said Mayor Ron Nirenberg. 'The Climate Action and Adaptation Plan is important. If we don't get this right, our children will inherit a city that's ill prepared for its climate and economic future.'

The ordinance approved by City Council Thursday authorizes the execution of an Interagency Participation Agreement with CPS Energy and the University of Texas at San Antonio in coordination with the City of San Antonio's Office of Sustainability.

The agreement calls for the development of a Climate Action and Adaptation Plan for the City. CPS Energy's Board of Directors approved a $500,000 allocation last summer to fund the plan.