573-2023

Report

Appoint members to the Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund Committee

Accepted

The PCEF Committee recommends the PCEF Climate Investment Plan to the City Council and evaluates the effectiveness of the PCEF program in achieving the goals described in Portland City Code Chapter 7.07.   

The PCEF Committee has recommended the appointment of three new PCEF Committee members, 2 with 4 -year terms through July 11, 2027, and one completing a former Committee member’s unfinished term through November 7, 2025. The Committee additionally requests the appointment of two Committee members to their second terms from November 8, 2021 through November 7, 2025.

As Mayor and Commissioner of Finance & Administration, I request Council confirmation of the following appointments to the PCEF Committee:

AppointmentTerm
1. Alicia ChapmanJuly 12, 2023 – July 11, 2027
2. Paul LumleyJuly 12, 2023 – July 11, 2027
3. DeAngelo MoaningNovember 8, 2022 – November 7, 2025
4. Ranfis VillatoroNovember 8, 2021 – November 7, 2025
5. Faith GrahamNovember 8, 2021 – November 7, 2025

These individuals bring a wide variety of knowledge and expertise to the PCEF Committee, including experience in renewable energy and energy efficiency, workforce and contractor development, promotion of minority-owned and women-owned businesses, environmental justice, and community development. Please see Attachment A for appointee biographies and Attachment B for appointee statements of interest. I look forward to working with this group of volunteers and the recommendations they will make to this City Council in the coming years.

Respectfully submitted,

Mayor Ted Wheeler

Impact Statement

Purpose of Proposed Legislation and Background Information

The Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund (PCEF) provides a consistent long-term funding source and oversight structure to invest in climate action projects that support environmental justice and social, economic, and environmental benefits for all Portlanders, including the development of a diverse and well-trained workforce and contractor pool to perform work that reduces or sequesters greenhouse gases.   

The PCEF Committee recommends the PCEF Climate Investment Plan to the City Council and evaluates the effectiveness of the PCEF program in achieving the goals described in Portland City Code Chapter 7.07. Following this appointment, the PCEF Committee will be at full capacity with 9 volunteer members with expertise in a range of areas.

Financial and Budgetary Impacts

There are no additional financial or budgetary impacts. All costs are budgeted and allocated from the Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund as allowable administrative expense. Costs may include: reimbursement for childcare expense, transportation expense, food for meetings, other services including translation/interpretation and ADA accommodation, and a nominal stipend.

Community Impacts and Community Involvement

The PCEF Committee is comprised of experts and community members who recommend the PCEF Climate Investment Plan to the City Council and evaluate the effectiveness of the PCEF program in achieving its goals. The Committee deliberates using an equity and climate framework and is committed to effective public involvement and leadership in its work and in the decisions it considers.

A recruitment for three vacant PCEF Committee positions was made available in January 2023. A Recruitment Subcommittee comprised of 3 PCEF Committee members reviewed applications and conducted interviews with a selected group of candidates. The full PCEF Committee recommended three finalists for appointment to the PCEF Committee, followed by finalists being interviewed by Commissioner Rubio in June 2023.

100% Renewable Goal

In the next five years, PCEF will invest $750 million in clean energy projects and climate solutions, in direct support of the City’s 100 percent by 2050 goal. This includes investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy, transportation decarbonization, green infrastructure, and regenerative agriculture. It additionally includes investments in climate jobs, workforce and contractor development, and organizational capacity building to ensure that the City has the workforce and capacity needed to support the transition to 100 percent renewable energy.

The PCEF Committee provides oversight of program implementation and ensures accountability to PCEF’s equity and climate framework, including benefits to frontline communities and greenhouse gas emissions reductions.

Budget Office Financial Impact Analysis

No fiscal impact. Any costs incurred by appointed members are covered as an allowable PCEF expense. 

Agenda Items

Confirmed

Motion to accept the report: Moved by Mapps and seconded by Rubio.
  • Commissioner Rene Gonzalez Yea
  • Commissioner Mingus Mapps Yea
  • Commissioner Carmen Rubio Yea
  • Commissioner Dan Ryan Yea
  • Mayor Ted Wheeler Yea

Contact

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Time Certain

Date and Time Information

Requested Council Date
Requested Start Time
10:15 am
Time Requested
30 minutes
Confirmed Time Certain