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Date:
February 28, 2022
Time:
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:

Remote until further notice

Address:
Olympia, WA 98502
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Climate Action Steering Committee

Monday, February 28, 2022


AGENDA
Thurston Climate Mitigation Steering Committee
 Monday, February 28, 2022 - 3:00-5:00pm*

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.

Watch the meeting recording: https://youtu.be/wTYTyaXcfHo


3:00pm1.
OPENING 
 
1a.Call to Order 
 
1b.Introductions 
 
1c.Approval of Agenda 
 
1d.Approval of Previous Meeting Summary (attachment 1) 
  1e.OPPURTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
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, February 25, 2022. For written comments, please include your name and address, your comment, and email them to climate@trpc.org. 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.
 3:20pm2.
COMMITTEE BUSINESS
  2a.

2022 Meeting Schedule, Long Term Governance Agreement Update (attachment 2) – All
Staff will provide an update on the status of the Long-Term Governance Agreement, which was approved by the CASC at the January meeting. The CASC will confirm meeting dates and times for the next year of the agreement.

 ACTION
  2b.State Building Code Council Comments (attachment 3) - Allison Osterberg, TRPC
The State Building Code Council is considering updates to the commercial energy code that support actions in the TCMP. Members will discuss potential comments to the Council.
DISCUSSION
 3:40pm3.
PRESENTATIONSINFORMATION


3a.Carbon Sequestration Background (presentation) - Allison Osterberg, TRPC
The TCMP includes carbon sequestration will cover background information collected as part of the white paper under development by TRPC to provide a foundation for future policy discussions.




3b.

King County Forest Carbon Program (presentation) – Kathleen Farley Wolf, Forest Carbon Program Manager, King County
King County’s Forest Carbon Program is a component of the region’s Land Conservation Initiative. The program has multiple goals, including protecting tree canopy increasing community access to greenspaces, and it also includes both urban and rural carbon crediting projects.  Program Link: https://kingcounty.gov/services/environment/water-and-land/forestry/forest-carbon.aspx 



 4:30pm4.
STANDING AGENDA ITEMSINFORMATION / DISCUSSION


4a.Legislative Agenda (presentation) - All 
Members will receive a status update on the 2022 legislative priorities.




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


 5:00pm4.
Adjourn 
 *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. 
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 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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