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.~pW N OR <br />~, ~,, 11 <br />to~ tos COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT <br />DATE: February 18, 2010 <br />MEETING DATE: 3/1/10 <br />ITEM NO: ~ <br />TO: MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL <br />FROM: GREG CARSON, TOWN MANAGER <br />/~7~ <br />SUBJECT: ADOPT RESOLUTION REGARDING RETROFIT BAY AREA, A <br />COMPREHENSIVE RESIDENTIAL BUILDING RETROFIT PROGRAM <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />Adopt a resolution regarding Retrofit Bay Area, a comprehensive residential building retrofit <br />program, which will fund energy audits and retrofits of Los Gatos homes to achieve a reduction <br />in energy consumption. <br />BACKGROUND: <br />The California Energy Commission's (CEC) issuance of $95 million in State Energy Program <br />(SEP) grant funds provided an unprecedented opportunity to develop and implement a regional <br />community-scale building retrofit program. The Association of Bay Area Governments <br />(ABAG), in partnership with the eight Bay Area counties and a total of 1041oca1 governments in <br />the San Francisco Bay Area, worked together to develop an innovative program, "Retrofit Bay <br />Area," amarket-driven residential retrofit program. This self-sustaining program will stimulate <br />the economy and create jobs while transforming energy markets in California. Designed for <br />scalability and transferability, this program will create a model that can be replicated statewide <br />and nationally. <br />SEP grant funds were also awarded to fund CaliforniaFIRST, aproperty-assessed clean energy <br />(PACE) program being launched by California Communities, a joint powers authority sponsored <br />by the League of California Cities and the California State Association of Counties. At its <br />January 18 meeting, Council authorized the Town to join the CalifonniaFIRST program. <br />PREPARED BY: Regina A. 1 <br />Communit e~ Director <br />Reviewed by: Assistant Town Manager f~~Town Attorney <br />Clerk Administrator ~~Finance ommunity Development <br />