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The following list provides links to sustainability related resolutions and ordinances adopted in the City of Oakland:
- Sustainable Development Resolution (PDF) (No. 74678 C.M.S., 1998)
Authorizing the City of Oakland to adopt the “City of Oakland Sustainable Community Development Initiative”
- Climate Protection Resolution (No. 72809 C.M.S., 1998)
Authorizing the City of Oakland to join the Cities for Climate Protection campaign; and to apply to the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) and accept the amount of $13,000 for the “Get Around Town” Transportation alternatives marketing project
- Construction and Demolition Recycling Ordinance (No. 12253 C.M.S., 2002)
Authorizing the City of Oakland to divert a minimum of 50% of Construction and Demolition debris from landfills; process and return the materials in to the economic mainstream thereby conserving natural resources; and stimulating markets for recycled and salvaged materials.
Establishing a regional task force and policy on Dioxin, Public Health and the Environment for the City of Oakland
- Living Wage Ordinance (No. 12050 C.M.S., 1998)
- Recycling Space Allocation Ordinance (No. 11807 C.M.S., 1995)
Amending the Oakland planning code to include provisions which allow for adequate space for the collection and storage of recyclable materials.
- Pest Management Resolution (No. 73968 C.M.S., 1997)
Adopting the Integrated Pest Management policies for the City of Oakland
- Green Fleet Resolution (PDF) (No. 77842 C.M.S., 2003)
Establishing “Green Fleet” policies and procedures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality in the City of Oakland, and to increase the energy efficiency of the city’s fleet .
- Creek Protection Ordinance (PDF) (No. 12024 C.M.S., 1997)
Amending sections 13.16.450 and 13.16.460 of the Creek Protection, Stormwater management and Discharge Control Ordinance to have all creek determination appeals heard by the Planning Commission instead of the Director of the Public Works Agency
Measure D established the Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board. It was approved by the voters of Alameda County in November, 1990 by a margin of 63%. The requirements and prohibitions contained within the Alameda County Waste Reduction and Recycling Initiative apply to the County of Alameda, as an entity, and to unincorporated areas within the county.
- Waste Reduction Resolution (PDF) (No. 77500 C.M.S., 2002)
Established a goal of 75% reduction of waste going to landfills by 2010 for the City of Oakland in alliance with the countywide 75% waste reduction goal.
- Chicago Climate Exchange Resolution (No. 79135 C.M.S., 2005), Agenda Report (PDF) and Supplemental Report (PDF)
Authorizing the Oakland City Administrator to establish membership in the Chicago Climate Exchange (a market for reducing and trading greenhouse gas emissions) for the City of Oakland, and to expend the funds necessary to initiate and maintain such membership and the cost of trading emissions.
- Urban Environmental Accords Resolution (PDF) (No. 79808 C.M.S., 2006)
Acknowledges the Urban Environmental Accords signed by Mayor Jerry Brown on January 5, 2005 on the occasion of United Nations World Environment Day and declaring Oakland A Green City and proclaiming April, 2006 as Earth month in recognition of the 36th anniversary of Earth Day and the several community events to celebrate Oakland as a sustainable city.
- Civic Green Building Ordinance (PDF) (No. 12658 C.M.S., 2005), Agenda Report (PDF) and Supplemental Report (PDF)
Establishes green building (e.g. sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency materials selection and indoor environmental quality) requirements for certain city projects
Authorizing the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability to develop an Oakland food policy and plan for 30% local area food production, by undertaking an initial food systems assessment study, conducted by a research team from the University of California at Berkeley.
Adopting a zero waste goal by 2020 for the City of Oakland and directing the Public Works Agency, in concert with the Mayor’s Office, to develop a zero waste strategic plan to achieve the city’s zero waste goal.
- Sustainability Protocol – Sustainability checklist protocol (2005)
Providing, as official City reference documents, The Alameda County Residential Green Building Guidelines, the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Rating Systems and Bay-Friendly Landscape Guidelines, and recommending their use in the City of Oakland.
- Green Food Service Ware (PDF) (No. 12747 C.M.S., 2006), Agenda Report (PDF) and Supplemental Report (PDF)
Prohibit the use of polystyrene foam disposable food service ware and require, when cost neutral, the use of biodegradable or compostable disposable food service ware by food vendors and city facilities.
- Task Force and Action Plan for Oil Independence by 2020 (No. 80214 C.M.S., 2006) and Agenda Report
Creates a Task Force composed of 11 appointees, 3 by the Mayor and 8 by the City Council - representing various fields of expertise - that will draft and submit an Action Plan for Oakland to become Oil Independent by 2020.
Authorizes the City Administrator to allocate $50,000 from the Williams Energy Settlement within the City Facilities Energy Conservation Fund (4450) to Provide Startup Funding for the Establishment of a Food Policy Council for Oakland.
- Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Policy
On July 10, 2007, the Oakland City Council adopted an Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) Policy that requires City purchasers to consider environmental attributes along with traditional purchasing factors such as performance, safety, price and local availability, when making purchasing decisions.
- Zero Waste Strategic Plan Resolution (PDF) (No. 80286 C.M.S., 2006), and Agenda Report (PDF)
Adopting a Zero Waste Strategic Plan to provide a framework of policies and initiatives to guide the planning and decision-making process to achieve Oakland’s Zero Waste Goal.
- Extended Producer Responsibility Resolution (PDF) (No. 80390 C.M.S., 2007) and Agenda Report (PDF)
Authorizing the City to pursue and support statewide and local legislative and other initiatives to hold producers responsible for product waste.
Civic Bay Friendly Landscaping Ordinance (PDF) (No. 12950 C.M.S., 2009)Requiring all City of Oakland, Oakland Redevelopment Agency, and public-private projects funded by the City or Redevelopment Agency that include landscaping to comply with Bay Friendly Landscaping guidelines.