From the City of Piedmont on Tuesday, Sept. 1:
City staff will host a Town Hall on September 3rd at 6:00 p.m. to provide an opportunity for Piedmont residents to learn more about the proposed Reach Codes. During and since the Council’s consideration of the Reach Codes on July 20th several questions have been raised. The Town Hall will provide an opportunity for those questions to be answered. Following a short presentation addressing some of the issues, a panel will provide responses to questions submitted by attendees.
“The proposed Reach Codes are local amendments to the California Building Standards Codes intended to result in greater energy efficiency, reduced natural gas use, and the installation of solar energy systems in existing houses undergoing significant alterations or expansions, and in new detached residential units.” said Kevin Jackson, the City’s Director of Planning & Building. “Piedmont will not meet its 2030 and 2050 greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets unless we make significant reductions in the use of natural gas in our homes. Even if we miraculously eliminated all emissions from all other sources in Piedmont, including vehicles, solid waste, and water transportation and treatment, we would still need to reduce emissions from natural gas appliances in buildings by 4,707 tons of CO2e, a reduction of 33.52%, something we have been unable to achieve through voluntary efforts during the past fifteen years.”
Residents can view the screening by tuning to KCOM TV, Comcast channel 27 or AT&T channel 99. Residents can watch on the Zoom platform by clicking the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84001381498