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File #: 159-2021    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Afternoon Administrative Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/27/2021 In control: CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NAPA
On agenda: 5/4/2021 Final action: 5/4/2021
Title: Napa Countywide Climate Action Program Joint Powers Agreement
Attachments: 1. ATCH 1 - Napa Countywide Cooperative JPA
To: Honorable Mayor and Members of City Council

From: Vincent Smith, Community Development Director

Prepared By: Vincent Smith, Community Development Director

Napa Countywide Climate Action Program Joint Powers Agreement


Authorize the Mayor to sign a Cooperative Joint Powers Agreement to Establish, Fund and Administer the Napa Countywide Climate Action Program.

The City Council has appointed Vice Mayor Liz Alessio and Council Member Bernie Narvaez to serve as the City of Napa's representatives on the regional Napa Climate Action Committee (CAC). This committee has been meeting for over a year and has recommended the creation of a more formal structure to address organizational and operational issues to assist the committee in accomplishing its core goals and objectives. They are recommending creation of a "Cooperative Joint Powers Agreement to Fund and Administer the Napa Countywide Climate Action Program" (JPA) between the County of Napa and each individual city/town. The formal agreement outlines the scope of the Climate Action Program, governance structure, and funding structure for the program going forward.

As outlined in the Agreement, the purpose of this Agreement is to establish a collaborative framework to allow the Member Agencies to work with each other and with community organizations, businesses, schools, and regional partners and jurisdictions on coordinated actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit the adverse effects of future climate change. The Climate Action Committee (CAC) shall act as a community round table or forum for the sharing of information, providing public education, promoting events and grants relevant to climate change, developing a regional greenhouse gas inventory, and identifying mutually agreed upon climate goals and action items for consideration by the individual Member Agencies. A working group made up of staff from each Member Ag...

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