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File #: CONS 21-400   
Section: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: City Council
Agenda Date: 7/20/2021 Final action:
Subject: Adopt a Resolution Supporting the Goal for 100% Zero Emission Vehicle Sales in California by 2030 (ZEV2030)
Attachments: 1. Attachment I Staff Report, 2. Attachment II Resolution

DATE:      July 20, 2021

 

TO:           Mayor and City Council

 

FROM:     Director of Public Works

 

SUBJECT

 

Adopt a Resolution Supporting the Goal for 100% Zero Emission Vehicle Sales in California by 2030 (ZEV2030)


RECOMMENDATION

 

That the Council adopts a resolution (Attachment II) declaring the City of Hayward’s support for the goal of reaching 100% zero emission vehicle (ZEV) sales in California by 2030 and urging Governor Gavin Newsom, the State Legislature, and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to adopt the 100% ZEV by 2030 standard in order to meet our climate goals for reducing heat-trapping greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

 

SUMMARY

 

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), we have until 2030 to transform our economy and the way we live in order to avoid the most catastrophic and irreversible effects of the climate crisis. The transportation sector now constitutes the largest portion of California’s GHG emissions, making up 40% of all GHG emissions in the state. This portion is even higher in Hayward, accounting for more than 60% of all GHG emissions in the City. The resolution would support and recommend an acceleration of Governor Newsom’s Executive Order from September 2020 to mandate all new cars and passenger trucks sold in California be ZEVs by 2035.

 

Review by Council Sustainability Committee - On July 12, 2021, the Council Sustainability Committee (CSC) considered this item and voted unanimously to bring a recommendation in support of the ZEV2030 resolution to Council.

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment I                         Staff Report

Attachment II                       Resolution