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Record No: Res 32056    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 7/19/2022
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION related to the City Light Department; adopting a 2023-2028 Strategic Plan Update for the City Light Department and endorsing the associated six-year rate path.
Sponsors: Sara Nelson
Attachments: 1. Att 1 - 2023-2028 Strategic Plan Update, 2. Att 2 - Review Panel Letter
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Central Staff Memo, 3. Presentation, 4. Signed Resolution 32056
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION related to the City Light Department; adopting a 2023-2028 Strategic Plan Update for the City Light Department and endorsing the associated six-year rate path.
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WHEREAS, in consultation with the Mayor and the City Council, the City Light Department ("City Light") initiated the strategic planning process in 2010 to provide more transparency and accountability for decision-making within City Light; and
WHEREAS, Resolution 31383, adopted in July 2012, approved City Light's 2013-2018 Strategic Plan and six-year rate path, and directed the utility to review and update the Strategic Plan every two years, adding two years to the Strategic Plan and re-evaluating the remaining four years of the existing Strategic Plan; and
WHEREAS, since 2012, City Light has revised and updated its Strategic Plan biennially, and has provided annual reports on the progress of Strategic Plan initiatives to the appropriate City Council committee; and
WHEREAS, the 2020 strategic planning process was impacted by COVID-19 and related pandemic response efforts, and the original 2021-2026 Strategic Plan has been amended to be a 2022-2026 Strategic Plan that covered a five-year period; and
WHEREAS, City Light resumed a six-year planning cycle and is delivering an update to last year's plan, the 2023-2028 Strategic Plan Update (Attachment 1 to this resolution); and
WHEREAS, the Strategic Plan is foundational to the development of City Light's budget and establishing a six-year rate path that supports budgeted programs and activities; and
WHEREAS, City Light conducted extensive outreach regarding the Strategic Plan, with customer and stakeholder group meetings, neighborhood open houses, limited-English-proficiency customer outreach, a market research survey, and social media outreach; and
WHEREAS, the resulting 2023-2028 Strategic Plan Update, which includes a six-year rate path, is a framework of strategies that respond to indus...

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