Section 105-406; Ord. 18196; Calling a special election in the City of Columbia, Missouri, to be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2004, to consider an initiative ordinance to enact a renewable energy standard; directing notification of the election authority


Ordinance No.           018196                   Council Bill No.             B 255-04          


AN ORDINANCE

calling a special election in the City of Columbia, Missouri, to be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2004, to consider an initiative ordinance to enact a renewable energy standard; directing notification of the election authority; describing the form of the notice of election; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

    SECTION 1.  A special election is hereby ordered to be held in the City of Columbia, Missouri, on Tuesday, November 2, 2004, on the following question:

PROPOSITION 3

SHALL THE PROPOSED INITIATIVE ORDINANCE ENACTING A RENEWABLE ENERGY STANDARD BE PASSED?

UNDER THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE, THE CITY WOULD GENERATE OR PURCHASE ELECTRICITY GENERATED FROM RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES (FOR EXAMPLE, WIND, SOLAR, BIO-ENERGY) AT THE FOLLOWING LEVELS:

2% OF ELECTRIC RETAIL SALES BY DECEMBER 31, 2007

5% OF ELECTRIC RETAIL SALES BY DECEMBER 31, 2012

10% OF ELECTRIC RETAIL SALES BY DECEMBER 31, 2017

15% OF ELECTRIC RETAIL SALES BY DECEMBER 31, 2022

RENEWABLE ENERGY WOULD BE ADDED UP TO THESE LEVELS ONLY TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE WITHOUT INCREASING ELECTRIC RATES MORE THAN 3% HIGHER THAN THE ELECTRIC RATES THAT WOULD OTHERWISE BE ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE COST OF CONTINUING TO GENERATE OR PURCHASE ELECTRICITY GENERATED FROM 100% NON-RENEWABLE SOURCES.

    SECTION 2.  The City Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to notify the Clerk of the County Commission of Boone County, Missouri, of the adoption of this ordinance no later than 5 o'clock p.m. on August 24, 2004, and to include in the notification all of the terms and provisions required by Chapter 115, RSMo. 1994, as amended.

    SECTION 3.  The form of the notice of election shall be substantially as set forth on "Exhibit A" attached hereto and made a part hereof as fully as if set forth herein verbatim.

    SECTION 4.  The election shall be held and conducted, and the results thereof canvassed and returned, in all respects in accordance with the laws of the State of Missouri and the Charter and Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Missouri.

    SECTION 5.  This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

    PASSED this 16th day of August, 2004.