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Austin to explore ‘climate fee’ to fund $1.8 billion in climate, environmental projects

Posted on AllSides May 22nd, 2024

AUSTIN (KXAN) — City of Austin chief sustainability officer Zach Baumer estimated the city would need $1.8 billion for its proposed environmental investment plan, according to a city memo Tuesday. The plan began as a resolution by the city council for the city manager to “solicit community input and prepare options and associated costs of capital improvements or programs that would reduce carbon emissions, decrease water usage, improve water quality and water detention, advance the sustainability of City operations, and improve community resilience.” Some of these projects came from analyzing...

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