Climate Resiliency Plan
Do you want to get engaged in the Port Angeles climate resiliency conversation but missed the Nov. 17th Virtual Climate Workshop? You can still participate by watching the presentation or viewing the presentation slides and taking the same survey!
- Workshop Presentation: Click Here
- Workshop Recording: See Below!
- Self-guided Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PAClimate21
This 10-30 minute survey (based on the length of your answers) will ask you longform questions about your vision for the Plan, and what you feel the Plan's strategies and actions should focus on. The tabs below will provide all the information you need on the City's process so far.
- What is the Climate Resiliency Plan?
- How Can I Get Involved?
- Meeting Agendas and Recordings
- Planning Process Background
- Educational Resources
- Project Deliverables
- Climate Action Event Calendar
The Port Angeles Climate Resiliency Plan is a roadmap to increasing our City and community’s resilience to sea level rise, increased drought, and other climate impacts while doing our part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Plan’s focus on resilience also means it will bolster public health and emergency management services, support affordable housing and fair development, improve public transit and walkability, and support local, living wage green jobs. The Climate Resiliency Plan will build on existing work the City has done and identify new opportunities for ambitious, feasible, and equitable climate action. As a result, Port Angeles will join cities around Washington State in meeting the state goal to be carbon neutral by 2050 and preparing residents and businesses for future climate change.
You can get involved with this plan in multiple ways!
If you want to learn more about climate action and resiliency, you can find education and engagement materials on the "Educational Resources" tab above.
If you would like to have your voice heard in the Climate Resiliency Plan, stay up to date on upcoming virtual community workshops and online surveys you can find them on the "Meeting Agendas and Recordings" and "Climate Action Event Calendar" tabs.
If you would like to volunteer your time to be an ambassador of the Climate Resiliency Plan, sign up to be a part of our Community Climate Volunteer Group by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below you will find links to upcoming meeting information and how to participate. Each prior meeting's up-to-date agendas and recordings will also be posted when made available.
For more information, please contact City Staff by emailing email@example.com.
|Meeting Date||Meeting Purpose||Agenda||Recording|
|2/24/2021||PC Review of Comprehensive Plan Conservation Chapter with SWOT Demonstration||View Here||n/a|
|2/10/2021||PC Intro to SWOT Analysis of Comprehensive Plan with focus on Climate Resiliency||View Here||View Here|
|1/26/2021||Kick off Meeting with Cascadia Consulting||View Here||View Here|
|2/27/2020||WA-APA Peninsula Section Planners Forum||Agenda||n/a|
|2/26/2020||PC Recommendation to Council||View Here||Listen Here|
|2/12/2020||Reporting from Subcommittee from Volunteer Groups||View Here||Listen Here|
|1/29/2020||Recommendation of Workplan to PC||View Here||Listen Here|
|1/22/2020||Finalize Workplan and create Volunteer Groups||View Here||Listen Here|
|1/08/2020||Draft Workplan for CAP||View Here||Listen Here|
|12/11/2019||Review of Other City's CAP's||View Here||Listen Here|
2016 Comprehensive Plan Update
The City embarked on a robust public engagement process during the 2016 Comprehensive Plan Update Process. During this process the Olympic Climate Action grassroots organization submitted goal and policy changes to the plan based on the North Olympic Resource Conservation Council Report, Climate Change Preparedness Plan for the North Olympic Peninsula. This report is considered best available science when it was published in 2015.
View the Report Here
2019 Climate Action Planning Group
The 2019 City Work Plan included an item that called for the creation of a local working group to put together a community driven Climate Action Plan. This community driven Climate Action Plan included proposed strategies and actions for both mitigation of and adaptation to climate change. A City Climate Action Planning Group (CAPG) was formed and met regularly from January to October 2019. The group prepared a report containing recommendations and strategies for the creation of a Climate Action Plan for consideration by the City Council.
View the Resiliency Plan Here
Late 2019: Planning Commission Climate Action Leadership
On November 6, 2019 the City Council voted to recommend the Planning Commission Subcommittee achieve the following from the CAPG Resiliency Plan:
1. Adoption of Resolution 20-19
2. Pursue the FEWsion program
3. Adopt CAPG Summary of Recommendations
The Planning Commission Climate Action Subcommittee met twice a month between December 2019 and February 2020. The Subcommittee recommended approval of an 18-month workplan that included a greenhouse gas inventory, supply chain analysis, and public participation plan with the anticipation of a final Climate Resilience Plan being completed and approved by City Council in June of 2021. These three tasks were to be supported by community volunteer groups.
Due to City Council strategic plan priorities and workload requirements, on February 18, 2020 staff recommended that the City Council approve a professional services agreement with an estimated cost of $50,000 to manage the FEWsion project, International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) inventory, consider action items and strategies that would emphasize city-wide energy-use reduction, and draft of a climate resiliency plan for Planning Commission review.
City Council made five motions in response to staff’s request, including amending their previous motion in order to remove recommending a Planning Commission Subcommittee be created—as well as removal of the same recommendation from the CAPG "Summary of Recommendations"—and pursue a professional services agreement to manage the FEWsion project, ICLEI inventory, and draft a climate action plan for staff review. This authorization contemplates a joint approach with Clallam County, in collaboration with Clallam County if the County is willing to participate and with collaboration with community volunteers.
Climate Resiliency Plan Request for Proposal
In response to Council direction at the February 18, 2020 meeting, City Staff published an RFP on July 23rd in the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, Peninsula Daily News, the American Planning Association RFP webpage, and on the City’s Newsflash and Bids and RFP’s pages that included five tasks for the potential proposal:
1. Project Management
2. Public Outreach and Participation Plan
3. Community and Municipal Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory Develop a Greenhouse Gas
4. FEWsion Supply Chain Inventory and Mapping
5. Climate Resiliency Plan
At the August 7, 2020 deadline, two consulting firms had submitted proposals. The Planning Division formed a review and selection committee comprised of a Planning staff member, a Public Works and Utilities staff member, a Planning Commissioner, and a representative of the community’s climate action volunteer group. The selection committee evaluated the proposals using a qualitative scale and determined that both responding firms should be invited to a virtual interview. After interviews, the committee decided unanimously that Cascadia Consulting Group should be awarded the contract. The firm’s references were favorable, and the project manager was notified of the committee decision to award the contract on October 16th. Planning staff drafted a statement of work with four tasks:
Task 1 – Kick-Off Meeting & Project Management
Task 2 – Public Outreach & Participation Plan
Task 3 – Community & Municipal Greenhouse Gas Inventory
Task 4 – Climate Resiliency Plan
Cascadia Consulting Group Scope of Work and Tasks
The City Council approved the recommendation of Cascadia Consulting Group on November 11, 2020. A contract and scope of work was signed by the City and Consultant in mid-December.
View Contract and Scope of Work Here
General Climate and Resilience Related Links
Previous Work Accomplished
- Climate Action Planning Group "Resiliency Plan: Recommendations Addressing Climate Change For City of Port Angeles" - 9/6/2019
2021-22 Climate Resiliency Plan Deliverables
- Task 1: Project Workplan - First Amendment approved July 7, 2021
- Task 2: Public Outreach and Participation Plan
- Task 3: Greenhouse Gas Inventory
- Overview of Results
- Detailed Report (Coming Soon)
- Task 4: Draft Climate Resiliency Plan (Coming Winter 2022)