The Climate Action Plan contains policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) throughout the City over the next 15-20 years. Many of these improvements will require funding, and in order to create a revenue source to implement the GHG reducing measures, a new Carbon Fund Ordinance was adopted by the City Council on March 10, 2015.
The Carbon Fund Ordinance establishes a Carbon Fee to be charged to all
development projects except single family residential alterations,
temporary buildings, and/or building area that is not used as
The goal of the Carbon Fund Ordinance is to
encourage the implementation of renewable energy in development
projects. The money collected from the Carbon Fund Fee are placed in a
separate account to be used for citywide greenhouse gas reduction