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The powers, duties and responsibilities of the commission shall be to educate and advocate for the wise and efficient use of resources by the City of Ashland and all Ashland citizens. In doing so the commission shall recommend to the council the adoption of policies, implementation strategies and funding related to:

A. Recycling, source reduction and solid waste/landfill issues;

B. Electric conservation issues;

C. Water conservation issues;

D. Resource conservation issues;

E. New power resource decisions, but not including decisions involving wholesale power contracts;

F. Renewable resource decisions;

G. Air quality issues;

H. Education of citizens about efficiency issues. (Ord. 3003, amended, 02/18/2010; Ord. 2981, added, 04/06/2009)