BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, COUNTY OF SAN MATEO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA
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RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MANAGER TO EXECUTE AGREEMENTS WITH THE ASSOCIATION OF BAY AREA GOVERNMENTS AND SACRAMENTO COUNTY NECESSARY TO EXPEDITE RECEIPT OF CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION GRANT FUNDS TO IMPLEMENT THE ENERGY UPGRADE SAN MATEO COUNTY PROGRAM
RESOLVED, by the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Mateo, State of California, that
WHEREAS, in October 2007, the County of San Mateo adopted the Cool Counties Declaration committing the County to an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050; and
WHEREAS, San Mateo County is participating in two regional pilot projects, Retrofit Bay Area and CaliforniaFIRST, to encourage homeowners to retrofit their homes for energy efficiency; and
WHEREAS, energy retrofits help to protect our natural resources by creating local green jobs and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by lowering energy consumption; and
WHEREAS, the California Energy Commission proposed to fund both the Retrofit Bay Area and CaliforniaFIRST pilot projects on February 11, 2010; and
WHEREAS, in order for San Mateo County to participate in the Retrofit Bay Area and CaliforniaFirst pilot projects, San Mateo County must execute agreements laying out the terms and conditions associated with the project funding with the Association of Bay Area Governments and Sacramento County, respectively, because those entities have agreed to distribute funds from the pilot projects to certain participating entities such as San Mateo County; and
WHEREAS, authorizing the County Manager to execute the necessary agreements would ensure that the Energy Upgrade San Mateo County project is ready for implementation in accordance with the short ARRA performance timelines that require all funds distributed by the California Energy Commission pursuant to ARRA be spent by March 31, 2012.
NOW THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY DETERMINED AND ORDERED that the County Manager is hereby authorized and directed to execute agreements with the Association of Bay Area Governments and Sacramento County necessary to expedite receipt of California Energy Commission grant funds to implement the Energy Upgrade San Mateo County Program.
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