Chapter 4.92
SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION

Sections:

4.92.010    Established.

4.92.015    Purpose and scope.

4.92.020    Duties.

4.92.010 Established.

There is established in accordance with Chapters 4.04 and 6.28 FNSBC the Fairbanks North Star Borough commission on sustainability which shall consist of seven members appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the assembly. The commission shall meet at least quarterly. (Ord. 2017-49 § 3, 2017; Ord. 2016-40 § 28, 2016; Ord. 2011-30 § 2, 2011; Ord. 2009-39 § 7, 2009; Ord. 94-045 § 5, 1994. 2004 Code § 2.110.010(A).)

4.92.015 Purpose and scope.

A. The purpose of the sustainability commission is to provide leadership to ensure a secure and sustainable community development that maximizes public health, safety, self-reliance and welfare within the powers of the borough.

B. The scope of the sustainability commission includes issues related to:

1. Reduction, reuse, and recycling of materials that otherwise would flow into the waste stream and be discarded in landfills within the borough;

2. Reduction in the use and waste of energy through improved energy efficiency;

3. Increased use of local, renewable energy to (a) reduce emissions contributing to climate change, (b) reduce the supply volatility and increase the reliability of the mix of energy types used within the borough, and (c) to diversify our local economy;

4. Improvement in food security and the economy through local agriculture and other means;

5. Avoidance and minimization of pollution from human activities;

6. Other similar issues focused on reducing our individual and collective ecological impacts and improving the economy, security and sustainability of our community. (Ord. 2017-49 § 4, 2017.)

4.92.020 Duties.

The duties of the commission are as follows:

A. Monitor the recycling program and make programmatic recommendations to the mayor;

B. Make long-range reuse, reduction, and recycling policy recommendations to the mayor and assembly;

C. With support from the mayor, assembly and others, lead a public process to identify sustainability goals for the borough, select metrics for monitoring progress toward meeting those goals, and annually report to the mayor and assembly at the end of January on the progress made for the previous year;

D. In collaboration with agencies, private sector, engaged individuals, and others, monitor efforts focused on reducing our individual and collective ecological impacts and improving the economy, security and sustainability of our community and make recommendations to the mayor and the assembly regarding how to support or improve those efforts;

E. Make recommendations to the mayor on public purpose grants that promote sustainability goals of the borough. (Ord. 2017-49 § 5, 2017; Ord. 2016-40 § 28, 2016; Ord. 2011-30 § 2, 2011; Ord. 2009-39 § 7, 2009; Ord. 94-045 § 5, 1994. 2004 Code § 2.110.010(B).)