Legislation # 08-0090 Enactment Number none
Type Resolution Effective Date none
Introduction Date 3/12/2008
Title Resolution Endorsing the General Concept of a Green Community Initiative for the City of Hampton
Legislation History 08-0090
DateNotice Of ActionDescription
3/12/2008 Approved items 1 through 5 on the consent agenda.
3/3/2008 Received By Clerk's Office
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Legislation Text 08-0090


City of Hampton, Virginia


22 Lincoln Street

Hampton, VA 23669



File Number: 08-0090


Enactment Number: -


Resolution Endorsing the General Concept of a Green Community Initiative for the City of Hampton



WHEREAS, the Hampton City Council was presented a briefing at their February 13, 2008, meeting outlining the rationale and key principles of a proposed Green Community Initiative for the City of Hampton; and


WHEREAS, the report and presentation were the result of work compiled by an interdepartmental committee exploring the feasibility, practicality and desirability of the City of Hampton moving forward with adoption of public policy aimed at improving our communitys quality of life through enhanced environmental and community design initiatives; and


WHEREAS, the Hampton Community Plan (2006, as amended) includes numerous policies, goals, and strategies directed towards protecting our unique physical setting along the Chesapeake Bay; and


WHEREAS, as a community that has drawn much of its culture and history from its location on the Chesapeake Bay, Hampton is in a unique position to explore creative approaches for a more sustainable and healthy relationship between the man-made and natural environment; and


WHEREAS, a Green Community Initiative would have a number of benefits for the City including improving public health, stimulating economic development, and promoting environmental stewardship; and


WHEREAS, through the Green Community Initiative the City of Hampton will adopt goals and objectives which will exceed mandated minimums and as a result move one step closer to achieving its vision of becoming the most livable city in Virginia; and


WHEREAS, the Green Community Initiative will require partnerships with environmental agencies and groups, businesses, health organizations, the development community, academic institutions, Hampton neighborhood organizations, and many other partners; and


WHEREAS, investments made to increases efficiency in City operations and buildings can reduce operational costs and increase employee health and productivity while also reducing environmental impacts; and


WHEREAS, the Green Community Initiative has received the endorsement of the Hampton Planning Commission, Hampton Clean City Commission, Hampton Wetlands Board, and Hampton Neighborhood Commission.


NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Hampton City Council endorses the general concept of pursuing formulation and adoption of a Green Community Initiative for the City of Hampton; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Hampton City Council does direct the City Manager and staff to further refine this initiative and bring back to the City Council more specific goals, objectives, and strategies accompanied by research and analysis so that formal adoption of a Hampton Green Community Initiative may occur sometime in 2008.

Adopted at the regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia held on March 12, 2008.




Signed by ____________________________ Date _________________

Ross A. Kearney, II, Mayor





Attested by ____________________________ Date _________________

Katherine K. Glass

Clerk of the Council