|Establish the Basis for the Ordinance or Executive Order
The basis for the ordinance or executive order should be established first. The language should include reference to:
The prologue section should make the point that improving fleet energy efficiency saves money, helps clean the air, and is a step in the right direction toward helping to protect the earth’s climate.
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1. The City’s total energy bill in 1991 was $20.8 million and is projected to increase, by 40-50 percent to about $30.5 million by 1994.
We recognize that the region has an air quality problem which is related to vehicle operations, especially the operation of heavy-duty vehicles;
We recognize that public agencies in Sacramento County operate large vehicle fleets which have significant numbers of heavy-duty vehicles.
We recognize that public agencies have a significant role to play in improving air quality by reducing the emissions from their fleet operations, especially their heavy-duty vehicles.