To develop and implement policies and programs that minimize environmental impacts, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, build resilience, and increase equity, enabling a healthy and enjoyable environment for all the people of Somerville and a responsible City government.
Personal Services Changes
Personal Services are projected up 20% for FY22.
The proposed budget includes a new Community Engagement Specialist position. The three primary roles for this position will be developing new community engagement programs, serving as liaison to the schools, and supporting equity-focused projects on climate change resilience.
Changes in salaries are due to negotiated collective bargaining agreements and merit increases based on annual performance reviews.
Ordinary Maintenance Changes
Ordinary Maintenance costs are projected up 72% for FY22.
This is primarily due to a return to previous levels of Professional & Technical services funding for electric vehicle, solar, greenhouse gas accounting, Climate Forward Ambassador and zoning-related projects.
FY22 Goals & Measures of Progress
GOAL 1: Reduce City buildings' energy consumption by 10%.
- MMBTU (million British thermal unit)
GOAL 2: Engage 50 new Somerville residents in meaningful climate engagement programs.
- Number of participants in climate programs.
GOAL 3: Increase renewable energy generation by 50%.
- kW (kilowatt) generation capacity attributable to City.