The Energy Environment and Natural Resources Commission has begun its review of the water conservation ordinance. The regular commission meeting of July 16th has been set aside by the Commission for the sole purpose of discussing the current ordinance. Public participation in the meeting is desired by the Commission in an effort to capture as many constructive ideas as possible. In order to generate participation in the meeting, the Commission and staff will publicize the meeting to the greatest extent possible.
Commission study of the ordinance will include review of ordinances from other cities, community input, analysis of the effectiveness of the current ordinance, study of building code amendments to include water conservation measures such as gray water use and water conserving fixtures, and analysis of the effectiveness of public education efforts. The Commission expects to present its recommendations to the City Council in October.