AGENDA ITEM #5D
January 28, 2014
iAmanda Mihill, Legislative
Faden, Senior Legislative Attorney
Bill 5-14, Environmental Sustainability - Social Cost of Carbon
Bill 5-14, Environmental Sustainability Social Cost of Carbon Assessments, sponsored
by Councilmembers Berliner, Floreen, Riemer, EIrich, Andrews, and Navarro, is scheduled to be
introduced on January 28, 2014. A public hearing is tentatively scheduled for February 11,2014
at 7:30 p.m.
Bill 5-14 would require the Office of Management and Budget to submit an analysis of
the social cost of carbon with certain capital projects in the Capital Improvements Program. The
use of conventional fuels, particularly coal, extracts a cost on society that is not reflected in its
These "external" costs should be factored into the cost/benefit calculations that the
County uses when it assesses the potential for energy efficiency improvements.
Councilmember Berliner explained the purpose of this Bill in his January 14
memorandum describing his proposed energy/environmental package. See ©20 of Bill 2-14,
Agenda Item SA.
This packet contains:
Legislative Request Report
F:\LA W\BILLS\ 1405 Social Cost OfCarbon\Intro Memo.Doc