Attendees: Steve Payer, Maria Galarza, Briana Dubose, Madi Kraus, Mrysha Clemons, Kristin Shaw, Erma Leaphart, Zahra Selbini
Policy Priorities: Review
Environmental Justice Resolution/ Ordinance
Detroit Climate Action Strategy/ SAA
Environment (Built/ Natural)
Housing/ Housing Security
Transportation/ Transit (coordinate with T&M)
Renewable Energy (Coordinate with RE)
Heat Island (coordinate with EWR)
Health & Safety (Resilience)
Air Quality/ Emissions
Soil (coordinate with OR)
Public Health, Mental Health
Quality (coordinate with Water)
City of Detroit Climate Action Plan Update – Maria Galarza
Reduce GHG and increase resiliency > GHG Benchmarking (Inventory every four years. Looking to quantify data regularly.) Date to publish/ announce: Waiting for website to be completed, first week of October.
What policies do we need to look at to support these four items?
Transitioning to Clean Energy
Increasing Sustainable Mobility
EV Charging requirements for all new development, including gas stations
Look at Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, California, San Diego/ San Francisco
EV Ready/ EV Capable
Used car market for EV’s
Community engagement for electric vehicles (developers – Detroit Regional Chamber)
EV Carsharing – shared mobility
Protect Vulnerable Residents
Reduce Flood Risk
Protect from Extreme Heat
Improving Air Quality
Advocacy PSC Level Air Quality Level
Formalize advisory body for the City of Detroit (Charter) [Kareem C4 MODEL (MEJC) Grand Rapids]
Accelerating Energy Efficiency and Reducing Waste
Benchmarking Ordinance – going to be submitted to council committee
Natalie/ Nishaat > Waste ordinance > Universal Recycling Ordinance – add on for all commercial buildings that are required to remove trash, must also have recycling.
Mandatory reporting for food waste, food that is recoverable or compostable
National Resource Defense Council: Sample ordinances
Mitigate burden on business community.
How to set up a sustainable business in Detroit?
Commercial recycling program – City of Detroit
Recycling Committee Policy Support: Proclamation to Establish November 15 as America Recycles Day in the City of Detroit
Review EJ Resolution language ahead of October Committee Meeting.
State of Michigan (EGLE)
City of Detroit: Office of Mobility/ Sustainability:
Strategy and Research Specialist – opening 08/29/23: Looking for candidates with great research and analytics skills. The ideal candidate will have experience researching and developing actionable steps from analysis.
Outreach Coordinators (hiring for 10 positions) – opening 08/30/23: Looking for multiple candidates to work in partnership with the Department of Neighborhoods, Office of Sustainability, and the community to ensure clear and accurate information on the benefits of solar energy.
Green Door Initiative: Program Manager
University of Michigan: Energy Equity Project Community Partnerships Manager
October Meeting: October 11, 2023; 4:00 PM-5:00 PM - Virtual Meeting
Questions/ comments: Contact Kristin Shaw, email@example.com