South Shore Local Government Affairs Committee
South Shore Local Government Affairs Committee Meeting March 3, 2020
CATT members will hear from Stacy Woodbury at the next LGAC meeting on Tuesday, March 3, 4:00 PM. The meeting is in the conference room at the Lake Tahoe Airport. Stacy is the Administrator for Public Affairs with Southwest Gas. Stacy will talk about the City of South Lake Tahoe’s Climate Action Plan (CAP).
On April 18, 2017, the City Council adopted a set of goals to reduce the use of fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions, replacing those energy sources with renewable sources like wind or solar. This was concurrent with CA actions at the legislative and executive level to move towards “electrification” and renewable energy. Natural gas is considered a fossil fuel.
City Resolution 2017-26 mandated:
• 100% renewable electricity in the community by 2032
• 100% renewable energy for municipal operations by 2032 (50% of municipal operations will be powered by renewable energy by 2025)
• 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 2040 (50% reduction in GHG emissions by 2030)
The CAP is the way that these goals will be reached. Stacy will explain what has already happened with the CAP and what some proposed actions could mean to builders, homeowners, and businesses. Some suggestions already surfacing are a ban on natural gas in new development and mandatory retrofits to replace natural gas appliances with electric appliances.
Please contact CATT Government Affairs Manager Pat Davison for more information about the City’s CAP or CATT’s South Shore LGAC: firstname.lastname@example.org or 530.550.9999
WHAT IS LGAC?
CATT's Local Government Affairs Committee is a permanent committee composed of members who are interested in Fees - Codes - Regulation - Policy. This is the committee that analyzes issues affecting the building industry and determines CATT position and strategy. This committee works very closely with CATT Government Affairs Manager Pat Davison.
Bring your problems or concerns to LGAC. You may think you are alone when in reality others may be experiencing the same problems. LGAC could be the place to help you find a remedy. Experience the power of numbers with CATT as your ally.
Come to the LGAC meeting and learn what is happening with TRPA, the City of South Lake Tahoe, Special Districts, and the two Counties. Find out what CATT can do to improve conditions for you and the building industry. Be part of the decision-making process as CATT grows on the South Shore.