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File #: 16-1031    Version: 1 Name: Re-Establishing Office of Sustainability
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 6/9/2016 In control: Administration
On agenda: 6/23/2016 Final action: 8/3/2016
Title: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE II, ADMINISTRATION, CHAPTER 10, DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND HOUSING DEVELOPMENT, SECTION 6, OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, 2000, AS AMENDED AND SUPPLEMENTED, BE REPEALED IN ITS ENTIRETY AND A NEW SECTION 23, ARTICLE 11, OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY, BE RE-ESTABLISHED IN TITLE II, ADMINISTRATION, CHAPTER 5, DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION.
Sponsors: Council of the Whole
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AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE II, ADMINISTRATION, CHAPTER 10, DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND HOUSING DEVELOPMENT, SECTION 6, OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, 2000, AS AMENDED AND SUPPLEMENTED, BE REPEALED IN ITS ENTIRETY AND A NEW SECTION 23, ARTICLE 11, OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY, BE RE-ESTABLISHED IN TITLE II, ADMINISTRATION, CHAPTER 5, DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION.

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WHEREAS, the City of Newark wishes to build on past actions and provide a stronger base within municipal government for advancing sustainability goals as laid out in the Newark Master Plan and Newark Sustainability Action Plan; and

WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40:69A-29 provides the Municipal Council of the City of Newark the power to, among other things, "organize and regulate its internal affairs, and to establish, alter, and abolish offices, positions and employments and to define the functions, powers, and duties thereof"; and

WHEREAS, previously, the Municipal Council of the City of Newark adopted Ordinance 6PSF-a on January 5, 2011. This Ordinance created an Office of Sustainability and the position of Sustainability Officer within the Department of Economic and Housing Development and assigned certain duties to said Officer (Ord. 6 PSF-A, 1-5-11 ?? 1-3) as amended by Ordinance 6PSF-c, adopted on November 5, 2015; and

WHEREAS, due to the increased need for interdepartmental coordination on sustainability projects, including but not limited to municipal energy efficiency, green storm water infrastructure, urban gardens, farms, and green re-use of vacant lots, recycling, and air quality projects, the City now desires to locate the Office of Sustainability and the position of Sustainability Officer within the Office of the Business Administrator; and

WHEREAS, the City further desires to advance its sustainability goals by assigning staff within various departments as liaisons to the Sustainability Officer with responsibility for carrying ...

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