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Name not available inside Neighborhood 7 April 14, 2024, 12:00 PM

Did you view the workshop video provided above? Yes
What feedback do you have on the proposed policy (including project applicability, compliance measures, and exemptions)? Sounds reasonable, but the City needs to stay open-minded during the implementation of the policy. Since the City will likely gain additional information indicating the policy needs adjustments. Such as loop-holes, unintended consequences, etc.

I also like the Pre-Compliance part of the policy for people who have already installed various improvements (such as LED lighting or Heat-pump WH). Should the City also consider credits for people who have already installed solar and/or purchased an EV that reduces their GHG emissions?

Name not available outside Neighborhoods April 12, 2024, 9:15 PM

Were you able to attend the community meeting? No
You have 10 dots to 'spend.' Please rank your preference of the bike park features by allocating points to each one. Put more points on features you would ride more often and less points on features you would ride less often. Jump line (5), Pump Track (5)
What type of bike riding do you mostly do or are you most interested in? Enduro/All Mountain
How would you rate your skill on a bike? Advanced
How often do you ride trails in and around the City of SLO? Once a month
How often would you use the bike park at Laguna Lake Park? Please select one. Once a week
If you have children, what are their age ranges? Select all that apply. 3–6 years old, 7–10 years old
How would you plan to get to Laguna Lake Park to use the bike park? Vehicle with bike racks

Allan Cooper inside Neighborhood 5 April 12, 2024, 3:27 PM

Did you view the workshop video provided above? Yes
What feedback do you have on the proposed policy (including project applicability, compliance measures, and exemptions)? In addition to recommending the installation of solar panels one might allow a substitution for wind turbines when the project is located under a tree canopy or where the sun may be blocked by neighboring buildings. Passive solar principles should find their way into these guidelines. More guidelines could include quantifying the cooling benefits of cool roofs and walls to reduce the urban heat island effect. More precision should accompany the justification for "hardship". I attended one of the workshops and I am pleased that the City is addressing the existing housing inventory in addition to new housing. I think the "reach codes" should be as comprehensive as possible without triggering court challenges.

Levi Folkrod outside Neighborhoods April 12, 2024, 1:23 PM

Were you able to attend the community meeting? No
You have 10 dots to 'spend.' Please rank your preference of the bike park features by allocating points to each one. Put more points on features you would ride more often and less points on features you would ride less often. Jump line (3), Dual slalom (3), Pump Track (4)
What type of bike riding do you mostly do or are you most interested in? Dirt Jumps/BMX/4X
How would you rate your skill on a bike? Expert
How often do you ride trails in and around the City of SLO? Once a week
How often would you use the bike park at Laguna Lake Park? Please select one. Several times a week
How would you plan to get to Laguna Lake Park to use the bike park? Bike

Graham Updegrove inside Neighborhood 6 April 12, 2024, 12:00 PM

Did you view the workshop video provided above? Yes
What feedback do you have on the proposed policy (including project applicability, compliance measures, and exemptions)? With fairly limited numbers of major additions or alterations per year (~50 or less) that this policy would effect, it seems like there won't make a big dent in reducing greenhouse gases compared to the number of residences within the City, though I do understand the reasoning behind these requirements triggers. I encourage the City to continue working with climate action organizations to educate residents about incentives and rebates to make energy efficiency changes voluntarily. The IRS currently offers a $150 tax credit for homeowners who complete an energy audit. If there is federal or state grant money available such that an energy audit could be voluntarily requested by homeowners with a cost as close to $150 as possible, that could be a great way to help homeowners understand energy efficiency in their homes better, with a goal of the net cost being free (or close to free) given the $150 tax credit. This would hopefully lead to voluntary energy efficiency upgrades outside the policy context of major additions/remodels.

Name not shown inside Neighborhood 7 April 12, 2024, 11:30 AM

Did you view the workshop video provided above? Yes
What feedback do you have on the proposed policy (including project applicability, compliance measures, and exemptions)? 1) One thing we never want to do is add repairs and/or replacements as part of this process - and, thankfully, they are not part of this proposal. 2) Another thing we should never want to do is make remodels so onerous that residents will not want to do them. 3) More emphasis should be placed on hardships: I recall a young couple expecting a child who wanted to add a bedroom/bath to their 1-bedroom, less than 900 sq ft home - the criteria being proposed would have cost them several thousand dollars more. 4) Peg Pinard's email to Council points out a previous City plan - later scrapped - that would have addressed an urban fire hazard. CO2 emissions from a fire can un-do the gains from energy efficiency measures.

Name not available outside Neighborhoods April 11, 2024, 9:39 AM

Did you view the workshop video provided above? Yes
What feedback do you have on the proposed policy (including project applicability, compliance measures, and exemptions)? I do NOT agree with this proposal to require the upgrade on energy on renovations.

Christine Mulholland inside Neighborhood 8 April 9, 2024, 11:19 AM

Did you view the workshop video provided above? Yes
What feedback do you have on the proposed policy (including project applicability, compliance measures, and exemptions)? I will agree with the letter submitted by former mayor, Peg Pinard, whose comments speak well to my own thoughts.

This proposal mirrors what has created some of our lack of affordable housing. The city plans for a variety of housing levels, but can't seem to say no to developers of big homes, so that's what we get, even though we say want smaller and more affordable options. "Low income programs are on the way." That is where you should begin. New home builders are already incorporating efficiency.

Transportation is the biggest creator of unwanted emissions, yet our calculations do not consider the heavy addition of jet planes coming and going, a major freeway though the town, the number of visitors who drive here, use our infrastructure, building a new parking garage while making it more difficult for residents to access downtown.

In short, this is a punitive proposal which will highly impact residents in older and often smaller homes.

Name not available outside Neighborhoods April 7, 2024, 5:29 PM

Were you able to attend the community meeting? No
You have 10 dots to 'spend.' Please rank your preference of the bike park features by allocating points to each one. Put more points on features you would ride more often and less points on features you would ride less often. Pump Track (10)
What type of bike riding do you mostly do or are you most interested in? My kids are interested in riding
How would you rate your skill on a bike? Intermediate
How often do you ride trails in and around the City of SLO? I don’t mountain bike trails in SLO
How often would you use the bike park at Laguna Lake Park? Please select one. Several times a week
If you have children, what are their age ranges? Select all that apply. 3–6 years old, 7–10 years old
How would you plan to get to Laguna Lake Park to use the bike park? Bike

Name not shown inside Neighborhood 8 April 6, 2024, 5:02 PM

Did you view the workshop video provided above? Yes
What feedback do you have on the proposed policy (including project applicability, compliance measures, and exemptions)? Why not require a building that chages ownerhip to upgrade?