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The Environmental Action Plan 2030 (EAP) will serve as the road map for city leaders, staff, and citizens to implement the sustainability visions and principles set forth in Alexandria’s Eco-City Charter (adopted by City Council on June 14, 2008). It explains how Alexandria can lead the new green economy, address the challenges of climate change, and continue its high quality of life while decreasing the city’s carbon and ecological footprints.
The Environmental Action Plan merges the short term goals and action steps (FY-2009-2011) approved by the City Council in January 2009 with new mid and long range goals and actions (2012-2030). As a policy plan the EAP does not commit or appropriate funds, but provides strategic guidance for the City Council and City Manager as they move through their regular fiscal planning and annual budget processes.
The Overview section outlines the EAP framework and nine cross cutting strategies followed by the EAP’s policy goals and action steps organized in ten chapters according to the Eco City Charter’s ten principles. The EAP also includes an appendix that consists of the following items:
• A consolidated list of targets;
• A glossary of sustainability terms;
• A community engagement timeline; and
• A matrix of existing city plans.
Footnotes and references are found throughout the EAP that partially explain the rationale, cross references and discussions behind certain provisions.
By Raymond Roe
Excellent long range community planning tool that can be used by all city governments and HD's.
Nice Environmental Action Plan example
By Richard Hicks
Comprehensive list of action plan elements; nicely organized. Focus is broader than issue of Climate Change.