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There is hereby established a Climate Policy Commission for the City of Ashland. The Climate Policy Commission shall reflect and represent a wide range of community interests and perspectives. Such interests shall include, but not be limited to, environmental, energy efficiency, renewable energy, academic, business, low income, health, communities of color, and elderly interests. The Climate Policy Commission shall consist of nine (9) voting members. The Climate Policy Commission shall strive to include at least (2) members who are 35 years old or younger at the time of appointment. Eight (8) of the members shall reside within the City, and one (1) member may be an at-large member living within the City’s urban growth boundary. Either the Mayor or one (1) City Councilor shall serve on the Commission as a voting, non-ex-officio member and, upon appointment by the Mayor and confirmation by the City Council, may serve as Chair. One (1) City staff person shall serve on the Commission as a nonvoting, ex-officio member. The Commission may optionally include two (2) student members representing the Ashland School District or a university. Student members under the age of 18 shall serve as nonvoting, ex-officio members. Both voting and ex-officio members shall be appointed by the Mayor with confirmation by the City Council. The primary staff liaison shall be appointed by the City Manager and shall serve as the Secretary of the Commission. (Ord. 3192, amended, 11/17/2020; Ord. 3178 § 1, added, 08/06/2019)