Climate Change and Sustainability Initiative
As part of the Climate Action Resolution, Skagit County established a citizen taskforce to assist and advise Skagit County officials on how to satisfy the countys commitment to the resolution, and plan for projected impacts on Skagit County citizens and infrastructure, caused by severe weather, rising temperatures, and rising sea levels as well as the rising cost of fossil fuel.
The Skagit County
Commissioners received 40 letters of interest from community members interested
in serving on the Climate Action and Sustainability Taskforce, and made
appointments in December 2008 through resolution R20080583
with replacement appointments through resolutions R20090043
The Taskforce is divided into five topic-specific workgroups, each with three Taskforce members and a variety of county staff members, agency officials, and business representatives. The workgroups focus on the following subjects:
The workgroups met
regularly to research their topics and formulate recommendations, then
forwarded their recommendations to the entire Taskforce, which approved
those recommendations for inclusion in the draft Climate Action Plan made
available to the public for comment and a public hearing in December 2009.