To develop and implement policies and programs that minimize environmental impacts and waste, reduce energy usage and costs, address climate change, and influence positive action through equitable engagement, enabling a healthy and enjoyable environment for all the people of Somerville and a responsible City government.
Changes from FY20
Personal Services are projected 2.6% higher than FY20. This is due a full-year salary for the Energy Manager, which was a new position in FY20 and thus had a start-day lag.
Two positions are proposed to be retitled for FY21: The Environmental Coordinator has been retitled to Environmental Program Manager and the Sustainability Coordinator has been retitled to Climate Change Program Manager.
Overall, Ordinary Maintenance is proposed 37% lower than FY20. This is due to reduction in planned professional and technical services due to COVID-19.
Budget changes due to COVID-19 are the cancellation of two planned projects: 1) Energy Master Plan for City facilities; and 2) Phase 2 of Somerville’s Consumption-based Greenhouse Gas inventory.