BY PRESIDENT REINERT AND COUNCILOR NESS:
The city council finds:
(a) The city of Duluth has had an ongoing concern for securing a sustainable environment for its citizens; and
(b) The city participated in the international council for local environmental initiatives, cities for climate protect initiative in 2001, adopted sustainable city resolutions, and is currently in a program to reduce the rate of carbon emissions at its steam plant; and
(c) These, and other actions to secure a safe and sustainable environment for our community have benefitted from the work of the city energy manager.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the city council requests that the mayor and his administration take actions that are necessary to continue into the future the role and function of the city’s energy manager, and continue that function as a component of the city’s workforce organization.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution records the council’s request that the important work of the city’s energy manager be continued after the retirement of the incumbent.