Agenda item details
Approve and ratify signature of Chair on letter of support for Recology’s grant application.
- County Administrator
- County Administrator: Board approve and ratify signature of Chair on letter of support for Recology’s grant application.
- It is recommended that the Board of Supervisors approve and ratify the signature of the Chair on a letter of support for Recology in their application for the California Energy Commission’s (CEC’s) Clean Transportation Program grant opportunity.
Background & Discussion
The California Air Resources Board recently passed the Advanced Clean Trucks Rule, which requires refuse trucks to be 100 percent zero-emission vehicle fleets by 2040. There is a CEC grant opportunity that would help pay for logistics planning of zero emission vehicles and charging infrastructure implementation.
Recology is working to prepare a grant application, which is due on September 17, 2020. The application requires letters of support and commitment from the jurisdictions they serve. If CEC awards the grant to Recology, Recology would have the opportunity to project electrical demand, model operations, identify constraints, and solicit community input. We hope that Recology’s blueprint will allow us to better understand power demands within our jurisdiction as the state move towards greater reliance on electrical generation.
Due to time constraints, this matter was not taken to committee first. It is presented to the full Board for ratification of the action taken.
General Fund Impact: No impact
Non-General Fund Impact: No impact
Other Impact: No impact
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