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COUNCIL AGENDA <br /> <br /> <br />MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2019 CITY OF KITCHENER <br />7:00 P.M. - COUNCIL CHAMBER - 2 - 200 KING STREET WEST <br /> <br /> <br />THEREFORE IT BE RESOLVED that staff be directed to explore new ways to <br />recognize and incentivize Neighbourhood Board membership, possibly through <br />free swimming passes etc. as a means of encouraging volunteer participation. <br /> <br />b. Climate Emergency Councillor B. Ioannidis has given notice that he will introduce the <br />following motion for consideration this date: <br /> <br />limiting global warming to <br />1.5 degrees as per the COP21 Paris Agreement; <br /> <br />the world; <br /> <br />WHEREAS Cities are significant contributors to climate change, consuming more <br />carbon emissions; <br /> <br />WHEREAS the City of Kitchener is committed to climate action and understand <br />our role as a global citizen and the need to be prepared for the effects of climate <br />change; <br /> <br />WHEREAS the City of Kitchener has an approved Corporate Climate Action Plan, <br />which is a detailed strategy for reducing our corporate level GHG (greenhouse <br />gas) emissions, with an absolute GHG emissions target reduction of 8 per cent <br />from 2016 levels by 2026; <br /> <br />WHEREAS the City of Kitchener has reduced its GHG emissions by almost 3000 <br />tons since 2010; <br /> <br />WHEREAS the City of Kitchener is currently workings towards stage three <br />of International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) - Building <br />Adaptive & Resilient Communities (BARC) Program for climate adaptation; <br /> <br />WHEREAS the City of Kitchener has committed to community climate action by <br />setting a 80% greenhouse gas emission reduction target from 2010 levels by 2050. <br /> <br />THEREFORE IT BE RESOLVED that the City of Kitchener is declaring a climate <br />emergency with the directive to provide continued support to corporate and <br />community climate action at the City and work towards improved targets where <br /> <br /> <br />c. Leisure Access Program Councillor P. Singh has given notice that he will introduce <br />the following motion for consideration this date: <br /> <br />WHEREAS the City of Kitchener relies on partnerships with our neighbourhood <br />associations and community volunteers to run many of the programs in our <br />facilities; <br /> <br />WHEREAS community neighbourhood associations that provide programming, <br />have varying capacities to provide free programming for members of the <br />community with financial constraints; <br /> <br />WHEREAS there are demographics of our community for whom any level of <br />programming cost becomes a barrier for participation; <br /> <br />WHEREAS the Leisure Access Program (LAC) is made available to subsidize the <br />cost of access to city facilities and city run programs to ensure inclusion by all; <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />