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October 25, 2021
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Remote until further notice

Olympia, WA 98502
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Climate Action Steering Committee

Monday, October 25, 2021

Thurston Climate Mitigation Steering Committee
 Monday, October 25, 2021 - 3:00-5:00* pm 

In order to comply with the Governor’s guidance to “Stay Home and Stay Healthy” and in keeping with the Proclamation by the Governor Amending Proclamation 20-05 Open Public Meetings Act and Public Records Act issued on March 24th 2020, participation in this meeting will be through remote access only.

View the meeting recording:

Presentation |  Meeting Recording | Meeting Summary 
1a.Call to Order 
1c.Approval of Agenda 
1d.Approval of Previous Meeting Summary (attachment 1)
During this portion of the meeting, members of the public may address the Committee regarding the Committee’s business. Public comment for this meeting will be accepted in written and oral format.
  • Written comments: The deadline for submitting written public comments is noon (12 pm PST) the Friday preceding the meeting, October 22, 2021. For written comments, please include your name and address, your comment, and email them to Written comments received by the deadline will be provided to the Committee prior to the meeting.
  • Oral comments: Please indicate that you wish to provide public comment when registering for the meeting. The Chair may limit oral public comments to two (2) minutes or less, depending on the meeting agenda and number of people wishing to comment. The Chair may allow for additional public comment to be taken at the end of the agenda for those who signed up at the beginning of the meeting and did not get an opportunity to speak during the allotted time.

2a.Capitol Campus Teleworking Study and Commute Trip Reduction Program (presentation) – Veronica Jarvis and Karen Parkhurst, TRPC
Increasing opportunities for teleworking and flexible work options is an action identified in the TCMP (T2.17, T5.13). TRPC staff will present on a recently completed study on teleworking, and other regional resources for reducing emissions from commute trips.

2b.2019 Regional Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory (attachment 2presentation) – Tom Crawford and Dave Bradley, TRPC
TCAT will present the results of the most recent annual Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory for the region.

  3a.Long Term Governance Agreement, 2022 Work Program (attachment 3 | presentation) – All
CASC members will continue to discuss the long-term governance agreement, with a focus on regional priorities for 2022.
  3b.Building Electrification Cost Assessment Proposal (attachment 4) – Pamela Braff, City of Olympia
City of Olympia is requesting a decision from the CASC on their request to jointly fund a cost assessment of building electrification.

4a.Legislative Agenda - All
Members will discuss priorities for the upcoming legislative session.

4b.Jurisdictional Information Sharing - All
Members share progress on implementation of the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan or other relevant topics.

 *The times listed above are estimates. Items may not take the time allotted, and the meeting may adjourn early if all business has been completed. 
 TRPC ensures full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by prohibiting discrimination against any person based on race, color, national origin, or sex in the provision of benefits and services resulting from its federally assisted programs and activities. For questions regarding TRPC's Title VI Program, you may contact the Department's Title VI Coordinator at 360-956-7575.
 If you need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, please call us at 360-956-7575 by 10:00 am three days prior to the meeting. Ask for the ADA Coordinator. For TDD users, please use the state’s toll-free relay service, 711 and ask the operator to dial 360-956-7575. is an easy-to-navigate website which includes information on carpooling, vanpooling, rail, air, bus, bike, walking, health, telework and flexible schedules, recreation, and school transportation. Please consider using an alternate mode to attend this meeting: bike, walk, bus, carpool, or vanpool. This facility is served by Intercity Transit Routes 12 and 42.
 Note on Public Comment via Online Meeting:
The following is not acceptable as either written or oral public comment and is considered disruptive behavior:
  • Promoting or advertising commercial services, entities or products.
  • Supporting or opposing political candidates or ballot propositions.
  • Distributing obscene content.
  • Engaging in illegal activity or encouragement of illegal activity.
  • Promoting, fostering or perpetuating discrimination on the basis of creed, color, age, religion, gender, gender identification, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems.
  • Threatening or intimidating language, including cyber bullying.
  • Otherwise engaging in disruptive behavior.
Members of the public engaging in disruptive behavior may have their emails blocked (for written comments) or be removed from the meeting (for oral comments).  
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