The Flagstaff City Council held a special meeting digitally Tuesday evening to discuss and consider various ordinances and resolutions. This meeting was the first to feature a newly adapted public comment system with the option for members of the community to share comments by phone. Council adopted a declaration of a climate emergency for the City of Flagstaff after about nine months of discussion and agenda items regarding the resolution. The primary goals of the declaration are to mobilize efforts to restore a safe climate and achieve carbon neutrality by 2030. The motion was passed unanimously. Additionally, council adopted resolutions to urge the Arizona Corporation Commission and the United States Congress to focus on clean energy across the state and country. A discussion was held regarding further reopening of the city and while no decisions were made, council will seek guidance from public health officials and experts from the community.
Written by Scout Erhler.