The Cambridge City Council Ordinance Committee addressed two sustainability-related topics this month. First, the City Council voted to apply to be a part of the Commonwealth’s Fossil Fuel Free demonstration program (also known as the “gas ban”), with an exception for restaurants that passed on a 5-4 vote. Second, the City’s Ordinance Committee continues to have under consideration another proposed BEUDO amendment, aimed at accelerating the net-zero deadline to 2030 for non-residential buildings of 100,000 sq. ft. or more.

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City Council is currently in summer session, and the next meeting is scheduled for September 18, 2023.