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Posted on: December 23, 2019

[ARCHIVED] City of Oakland Park Adopts Sustainability and Resiliency Resolution

City of Oakland Park Adopts Sustainability and Resiliency Resolution
Stronger Focus on Climate Action and Disaster Mitigation

OAKLAND PARK, FL…The City of Oakland Park is crafting a series of plans encompassing disaster mitigation, resiliency, and building design as part of its “Building Our 2nd Century” campaign culminating with the city’s centennial celebration in 2029.

“Our City Commission and leadership are sensitive to the challenges of a changing climate, and we share a responsibility for a more sustainable future,” said Mayor Matthew Sparks. “Proper recycling, preservation of green space, and the prioritization of smart growth are practices we can all embrace.”

Several steps have already been implemented in Oakland Park, as part of the City’s Joint Climate Action Plan with Wilton Manors, including:

  • Florida-friendly landscaping practices emphasizing native plants and trees
  • An ordinance to prohibit the sale or distribution of single-use plastic straws
  • Installation of more than 9,000 energy-saving smart water meters to help water customers conserve water and save money
  • All the city’s Florida Power & Light owned streetlights and the Wimberly athletic field lights have been converted to energy-efficient LED fixtures

The City Commission recently adopted further commitment to meet the goals of its Joint Climate Action. The resolution includes the following focus areas:

  • Clean water and sanitation
  • Affordable and clean energy
  • Sustainable communities
  • Responsible consumption and production
  • Commit to cease use of single-use plastics in government operations, programs, and events
  • Commit to stop using glyphosate for weed control
  • Create an educational demonstration component

Oakland Park has also contracted with the International Council for Local Energy Initiatives to develop the city’s baseline greenhouse gas emission inventory for municipal services and city residents and businesses.

To learn more about Oakland Park’s sustainability and resiliency efforts, please call Albert Carbon 954-630-4414 or visit the city’s website:

The photo below shows the City’s Sleepy River Pump Station designed to improve drainage in the area west of Andrews Avenue and north of Oakland Park Boulevard.

Oakland Park Sleepy River

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