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05/18/2021 03C Discussion of a motion to direct staff to draft resolution in support of the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty and to committing the City of Yakima to take a SAFE Cities climate change standBUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDASTATEMENT Item No. 3.C. For Meeting of: May 18, 2021 ITEM TITLE: Discussion of a motion to direct staff to draft resolution in support of the Fossil Fuel Non -Proliferation Treaty and to committing the City of Yakima to take a SAFE Cities climate change stand SUBMITTED BY: Sara Watkins, City Attorney SUMMARY EXPLANATION: At the May 4, 2021 Council meeting, City Council scheduled a discussion of a possible resolution in support of the fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty and a resolution to make Yakima a SAFE City. Information about the Fossil Fuel Non -Proliferation Treaty can be found here: hftps://fossilfueltreaty.org/ Information about becoming a SAFE City and the SAFE City program can be found here: https://www.stand.earth/safe Enclosed in the packet is a page from the SAFE City website for your review. There is much more information available on the SAFE City website referenced above. STRATEGIC PRIORITY: Neighborhood and Community Building RECOMMENDATION: UIN a f ITO: I TI :I i! I I&I Description Upload Date Type D What are SAFE Qfi es -Stand, earth 5/5/2021 Backup Material 5/5/2021 What are SAFE Cities? I Stand.earth 2 STAND Meriu .earth H ON, A' I A, t Iz III IIIIE . .. . . . . . A I A' SAFE Cities is a movement of neighbors, local groups, and electe officials working to keep their communities SAFE from fossil fuel] The fossil fuel industry's harmful practices and reckless plans for expansion threaten the well-being of communities and people around the world. That's why the SAFE Cities campaign is connecting local efforts to limit fossil fuels into a global call for action and supporting community leaders to adopt SAFE policies that phase out fossil fuels and fast track clean, more efficient energy solutions for all. https://www.stand.earth/page/fossil-fuel-free/what-are-safe-cities 1/8 5/5/2021 What are SAFE Cities? I Stand.earth 3 energy efficiency, committing to a future of electrification and renewable energy, and/or developing financial strategies to ensure that no one's left behind. Asa first step, local governments can pass resolutions that describe their intent to pass SAFE policies, explore fair financing structures, and propose policies to help the reach their climate action goals. We've organized SAFE policies into four categories (and on our map, you'll notice badges for different categories of SAFE policies): C:mc= ,q"11111MOPP", "111111111011,11 Local government resolutions- one example of this is a Climate Emergency declaration that explicitly mentions the need to end fossil fuel expansion - Temporary blocks on new fossil fuel infrastructure -for example, what's already been passed in Whatcom County - Permanent restrictions on new fossil fuel inf rastructure - these policies reduce the risks of spills, explosions and other environmental hazards https://www.stand.earth/page/fossil-fuel-free/what-are-safe-cities 2/8 5/5/2021 What are SAFE Cities? I Stand.earth 4 Electrification li i -some examples include rules mandating that all new buildings be 100% electric, or plans to electrify public transportation fleets It's time to growthese successes intointernational movementll governments ll over the globethat have all taken important steps ending fossil fuel expansion wherever they can. Want to make your community the next SAFE city, county or region? Check _.m-.m. ...m�_ m._there's_existing , r . -.M_� . � _gu or to--_-m_ take..- action in r r ._...:..._ t ®I Cities, counties, ports, and even wholeprovinces states [ movement.SAFE Already more than SCE cities and counties across the US - and one in Canada! have passed concrete policies to keep their communities safe f rom fossil fuels, build renewable energy infrastructure, and create good, long-term jobs. Ls yqur community Ir i that restrict s1 1 f ofi g%pansion? Or have r.- __ _ rt _ hear f rom _._! Here arelaces that haveleading the way: In the northern part of Washington State, local organizers with Stand.earth and pF Sources For Sustainable Communities worked for years to defeat a proposed coal terminal. Then they joined together with allies on the Whatcom County Council and in 2016 they passed a temporary stop, or moratorium, on all new unrefined fossil export facilities. NOW,jLh9jqal QIganizers _ .:_ rl - l __ lllia on t ._ rity_ Council to make these protegfions pr rmanent. https://www.stand.earth/page/fossil-fuel-free/what-are-safe-cities 3/8 5/5/2021 What are SAFE Cities? I Stand.earth 5 Photo credit: Henry Stewart -Wood Whatcom isn't alone - in 2014, dedicated residents of South Portland, Maine MOUnted a winning campaign to keep tar sands out of their community, Following more than a year of effort, the South Portland, Maine City Council passed a Policy to block the transport of tar sands through their corn m u n ity. Photo credit: Protect South Portland Ln 2016,_RortIand,_Qregpn becametim first major munici _Nit ban buo lk - gtorage of fossil 1s,--gf gjy jjtopoLig-90 trairis f r qirurinfii"igAhrough https://www.stand.earth/page/fossil-fuel-free/what-are-safe-cities 4/8 5/5/2021 What are SAFE Cities? I Stand.earth A -Ltie_,qfty, And when Big Oil and their allies sued Portland, Portland on. Photo by Pick Rappaport And in 2017, after an oil train project was stopped in Baltimore, organizers fro Clean Water Action Maryland and the Chesapeake Climate Action Network heard about the success in Portland, Oregon. They worked with champ . Lons g.n the Baltirnore,__Maryl_gftycanA 0 c izg IIQ ouncil t p use ordinani- bumm ild out of any p-MLglittrain facEHties in thc https://www.stand.earth/page/fossil-fuel-free/what-are-safe-cities 5/8 5/5/2021 What are SAFE Cities? I Stand.earth M Photo by Clean Water Action First Name Last Name stand Email Address Select Your Zip or Postal Code https://www.stand.earth/page/fossil-fuel-free/what-are-safe-cities 6/8 5/5/2021 What are SAFE Cities? I Stand.earth Help us spread the word: OUP WOPK GIVE CONTACT US PRIVACY POLICY Stand is an advocacy organization that brings people together to demand that corporations and governments put people and the environment first. Header video: Spirit Bear by Eric Posen https://www.stand.earth/page/fossil-fuel-free/what-are-safe-cities 7/8 5/5/2021 What are SAFE Cities? I Stand.earth https://www.stand.earth/page/fossil-fuel-free/what-are-safe-cities 8/8