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City Council Office
 Policy Order Resolution
  O-15
  Calendar item #2
  ORIGINAL ORDER
  IN CITY COUNCIL
  September 30, 2013
  October 7, 2013
COUNCILLOR VANBEUZEKOM

WHEREAS:

The City of Cambridge has a goal to reduce greenhouse gasses throughout the city; and

     
WHEREAS: The city has partnered with MIT to create a map with solar potential for every rooftop in Cambridge to encourage the installation of rooftop solar (http://en.mapdwell.com/solarsystem/cambridge); and
       
WHEREAS:

Installation of photovoltaic and solar hot water systems has not exceeded the expected amount; now therefore be it 

     
ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to review the permitting process, any zoning and building code barriers to greater adoption of solar energy; and be it further 

     

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to evaluate whether an independent, dedicated solar power ombudsman could work with the city officials, businesses and residents to increase adoption of this renewable source of energy; and be it further 

      

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to report back to the City Council on this matter. 

    

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