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					                                                                                                                                         GREEN ECONOMY WORKING GROUP                                                                      4/8/2012
                                                                                                                                            DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS
      ECN WG   All WG                                                                                                                                                Working Meeting
ID#                                                                                 Recommendation                                                                                                        Comments
       Rank     Rank                                                                                                                                               Group Votes 5 Votes


                        DC Council to legislate the creation of an independent DC Public Benefit Bank that will spur the green economy and fund socially
2       2        5                                                                                                                                                     12        67      Combined #2, #26, #40, #54, #52
                        beneficial projects by financing itself through interest on DC government deposits and the sale of bonds and make

                        Inspire children to aspire to green careers early in their lives by having DCPS, UDC and CCDC create education/training pipelines from                           Combined with ID# 10 (training to respond to
                        elementary school all the way up to college geared to specific green industries/employers at different skill levels. These education and                         Work Groups priorities) + #91, #41, #47, #20.
3       3        7                                                                                                                                                     22        63
                        training programs should respond directly to green jobs gaps and to the priorities set other Working Groups and should be fun and                                Tie all funding of jobs and education programs
                        inspirational and include competitions.                                                                                                                          to benchmarks and standards/outcomes.


                        DMPED and Universities to use other cities' best practices models (e.g. the Cleveland cooperative model) to create revolving loan funds
5       5        2      and other financing mechanisms that provides start-up and working capital to local cooperatively owned businesses, generates new                9        53      Combined with #58, #27, #28, #37, #49, #51
                        capital, and invests in new business coops as opportunities arise


4       4        1      Council to pass legislation to allow the incorporation of Benefit Corporations                                                                  8        45


                        Require DC government to purchase at least 50% of all its qualifying products and services from environmentally preferablesources with
1       1        3                                                                                                                                                     17        37
                        a preference for local businesses (utilize pilot programs, create partnerships and highlight green businesses) by 2014

                        District Government, Council and non-profits to identify and address externalities and market failures and send accurate price signals
                        through new programs, legislation, taxes and incentives that promote a green and clean economy while taxing pollution with bottle bills                          combination of #7, #44, # 38, #35 create
                        (10 cent deposit on recyclables), regional and DC downtown/business district congestion pricing, Clean air compliance fee, fee for                               revenue neutral carbon tax (fees and
7       7        6                                                                                                                                                      6        25
                        garbage bags, carbon tax, transforming property tax into a value-capture user fee (encourage green development and discourage                                    dividends - citizensclimatelobby.org).
                        speculative holding).                                                                                                                                            Commuter tax.



11      11       8      Create a local social impact investment market                                                                                                  5        19


                        Encourage and foster a strong competitive and entrepreneurial environment by creating a network of green business incubators
                                                                                                                                                                                         combined with #24, #48, #79. Overlaps with
8       8       11      throughout the city leveraging university campuses and public facilities that will unite like-minded business for information sharing,         10        17
                                                                                                                                                                                         Waste group business incubator goal.
                        creation of partnerships and synergies. Green business incubators initiative should start with UDC and the new CCDC

6       6        9      75% of food consumed by DC residents and tourists is eco-friendly: biodynamic, organic, local, vegan, sustainably harvested etc.                7        16

                        75% of DC residents and tourists/visitors have walkable access and use to basic services (i.e. full grocery stores, pharmacies, schools,
13      13      12                                                                                                                                                      4        13      Can add access to healthy food.
                        transit, rec and parks) in their neighborhoods
                                                                                                                                                                                         Basile.allison@gmail.com: There will be an
39      39      13      Create a city-wide participatory budgeting process to prioritize city expenditures and investments across neighborhoods                         1        10
                                                                                                                                                                                         international participatory budgeting
                        Transform property tax into a value-capture user fee: encourage development and discourage speculative holding (lower tax rate on
15      15      14                                                                                                                                                      4        8       Also known as "split-rate tax"
                        building value and higher tax rate on land values)

17      17      15      Grow CAPCO financing program and like programs that give capital funds and seed funds to green entrepreneurs                                    4        7

19      19      16      Office of Contracts and Procurement to create sustainable business and supplier certification                                                   4        7

61      61      18      Expand role of SEU to issue public or private bonds                                                                                             2        6       Combination of #61 with #29

18      18      17      Establish a preferred/quicker one-stop shop whithin DCRA's permitting process for establishing green businesses                                 4        5

16      16      28      Leverage DC's economic engines and industries like Eds and Meds, tourism and conferencing to the emerging Green Economy                         4        4


                        Local foundations and DC Government to create and support peer mentoring programs for green practices within neighborhoods,
21      21      20                                                                                                                                                      3        4
                        employers, churches, schools and community centers.

                        Grow grant programs, make their schedules more predictable, their managers accountable for sticking to timelines and performance
23      23      46                                                                                                                                                      3        4       combined with #81, #30, #45, #46
                        measures, and information about them more readily available

                        Organize tours or model energy efficient neighborhoods that promote green living and green businesses for international and national
67      67      21                                                                                                                                                               4
                        community, such as tourists, embassies, dignitaries, US policymakers and national conferences


9       9       22      Government to become an enabler of the green economy and an engine of growth                                                                    6        3

                        DDOT and DC Council to adopt a regional and DC Downtown/Business District Congestion Pricing by 2017 modeled around European
14      14      23                                                                                                                                                      4        3       Revenues to finance mass transit
                        cities' experiences

36      36      24      Remove tax penalties for building retrofits and improvements                                                                                    2        3

12      12      27      Make green practices the norm in everyday life                                                                                                  4        2


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                                         GREEN ECONOMY WORKING GROUP                              4/8/2012
                                            DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS
      ECN WG   All WG                                              Working Meeting
ID#                     Recommendation                                                 Comments
       Rank     Rank                                             Group Votes 5 Votes




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