A Resolution of the City Council of Homer, Alaska, Approving and Adopting a 2011-2012 Homer Area Natural Gas Pipeline Project Action Plan. City Manager.
CITY OF HOMER
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, APPROVING AND ADOPTING A 2011-2012 HOMER AREA NATURAL GAS PIPELINE PROJECT ACTION PLAN.
WHEREAS, The Homer community has been attempting to get natural gas to the area for many years and there appears to be strong public support to continue with this effort, especially within the business community; and
WHEREAS, Bringing natural gas to the Homer area has the potential to stimulate economic development and create jobs, lower the cost of living and doing business, and reduce carbon emissions, consistent with the Homer Climate Action Plan; and
WHEREAS, The Homer Area Natural Gas Pipeline Project was included in the FY 2012 State Capital Budget by the Legislature but was vetoed by Governor Parnell; and
WHEREAS, The Governor and his staff have already begun the process of preparing the Governor’s FY 2013 Capital Budget for submission to the Legislature in January; and
WHEREAS, If the community wants to continue moving forward with this project, it is important for the City Council to make its priorities known and to adopt a clear roadmap for success.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Homer City Council hereby finds that construction of the Homer Area Natural Gas Pipeline is in the overall community interest and that the project remains a top Capital Improvement Project Priority.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council hereby approves and adopts the Draft 2011-2012 Homer Area Natural Gas Pipeline Project Action Plan, a copy of which is attached and incorporated herein, and authorizes the City Manager to implement the plan.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Homer City Council this 22nd day of August, 2011.
CITY OF HOMER
JAMES C. HORNADAY, MAYOR
JO JOHNSON, CMC, CITY CLERK
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