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File #: 30011    Version: 1 Name: Resilient Communities for America Agreement
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/30/2013 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 5/21/2013 Final action: 5/21/2013
Enactment date: 5/22/2013 Enactment #: RES-13-00417
Title: Resilient Communities for America Agreement
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Denise DeMarb, Chris Schmidt, David Ahrens, Shiva Bidar, Maurice S. Cheeks, Joseph R. Clausius, Mark Clear, Lauren Cnare, Sue Ellingson, Steve King, Larry Palm, Matthew J. Phair, Scott J. Resnick, Marsha A. Rummel, Paul E. Skidmore, John Strasser, Lisa Subeck, Michael E. Verveer, Anita Weier, Ledell Zellers
Attachments: 1. RCAA_Inaugural_Invitation_letter_Soglin_Madison.pdf, 2. Resilience_Campaign_Overview.pdf, 3. Resilient_Communities_Agreement_Letter.pdf, 4. FAQ- RC4A.pdf, 5. Madison Sustain Commission2.pdf, 6. Sustainable Madison.pdf
Fiscal Note
There is no anticipated cost to the City.

Title
Resilient Communities for America Agreement
Body
Whereas the City of Madison adopted “The Madison Sustainability Plan: Fostering Environmental, Economic and Social Resilience” in May of 2012, and;

Whereas the City of Madison is facing emerging threats to our safety and economic prosperity because of the effects of climate change including a record number of extreme weather events such as heat waves, droughts, severe rain events that cause significant flooding, and;

Whereas the cost to the United States because of these events is estimated at $188 billion for the years 2011-2012, and;

Whereas the City of Madison along with other communities in the country must become more “resilient” by taking steps to limit the impacts of these events and better plan for them, and;

Whereas the Resilient Communi­ties for America Agreement is a national campaign sponsored by ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability, National League of Cities, WWF and the USGBC that will mobilize thousands of local elected officials who pledge to create more resilient cities, towns, and counties, and;

Whereas the Resilient Communities campaign will launch in June 2013 and a group of leading local elected officials will announce the campaign as “Inaugural Signatories” of the agreement letter on the national stage and showcase their leadership on climate action, renewable energy, and economic prosperity, and;

Whereas the City of Madison agrees to commit to create a more resilient city based on existing local plans or goals, and/or new, self-defined goals and commits to sharing their solutions, progress, and success stories with other local governments

Whereas the City of Madison will in turn receive free resource, such as software and technical guid­ance, to achieve their self-defined resilience goals, and;

Whereas the agreement reads as follows:

We, the mayors and local leaders of America, will lead the creation of more resil...

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