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File #: RES 19-1328    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing Mayor Carter’s Office to submit a second McKnight Foundation Climate and Energy Program Grant Proposal
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 8/14/2019
Title: Authorizing Mayor Carter’s Office to submit a second McKnight Foundation Climate and Energy Program Grant proposal.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
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Authorizing Mayor Carter’s Office to submit a second McKnight Foundation Climate and Energy Program Grant proposal.

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WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul has been developing a Climate Action and Resilience Plan that includes the goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2030 and achieving net zero emissions in Saint Paul by 2050; and

WHEREAS, the McKnight Foundation’s Midwest Climate and Energy Program aims to foster and support climate and energy leadership in the Midwest, making the region a model for the world by reducing energy-related greenhouse gas emissions; and

WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul applied for $6.7 million of federal CMAQ funds through the Metropolitan Council’s Regional Solicitation for the electric charging hubs project to build out 35 hubs in Saint Paul to serve electric carshare vehicles and privately owned electric vehicles, and was awarded $4 million of CMAQ toward the project; and

WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul is partnering with local nonprofit carshare provider HOURCAR in this project, as well as the City of Minneapolis and Xcel Energy, and Xcel has committed $4 million to provide the needed electric infrastructure to serve the new charging hubs; and

WHEREAS, to date, HOURCAR has only been able to serve neighborhoods along the Green Line in Saint Paul, and the City of Saint Paul has a desire to spread carsharing services to a larger segment of the City, including more ACP50 neighborhoods; and

WHEREAS, carsharing has been shown to reduce overall vehicle miles traveled and to induce car-shedding by providing a reliable way for households to have access to a vehicle when they need one, and has been shown to be complementary to and supportive of the use of public transit; and 

WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul has identified a need to partner with community-based organizations in conducting community engagement around the placement of the charging hubs, as this has been identified as a best-practice for ens...

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