CITY OF WORCESTER
Urban Technologies, Innovation and Environment Committee Meeting
Monday, February 28, 2022
Esther Howland (South) Chamber
Convened: 5:30 P.M.
Adjourned: 5:55 P.M.
Joseph M. Petty
Clerk of the City Council
|Chairperson Etel Haxhiaj |
|Vice Chairperson Kathleen M Toomey |
|Councilor George J Russell |
City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts
|Present Were:||Chairperson Councilor Etel Haxhiaj
Vice Chairperson Councilor Kathleen M Toomey
Councilor George J Russell|
|Also:||Chief Sustainability Officer John Odell
Chief Information Officer Michael Hamel
Assistant City Clerk Clare Robbins, clerk|
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Approval of the Minutes
Order - That the City Council Standing Committee of Urban Technologies, Innovation and Environment hereby approves the minutes of the Urban Technologies, Innovation and Environment Committee meeting of January 31, 2022.
Chairperson Councilor Haxhiaj read the item and moved to adopt the order. Order adopted.
Communication of the City Manager
Transmitting informational communication relative to the First Year Report of the Municipal Electricity Aggregation Program.
# 9.30A CM August 10, 2021
Chairperson Councilor Haxhiaj read the item and recognized the Chief Sustainability Officer, who provided an overview of the Municipal Electricity Aggregation Program.
Chairperson Councilor Haxhiaj recognized Councilor Toomey, who discussed the number of people who opted out of the program and major marketing plans for the program to Worcester residents, including efforts relative to social media, talk shows and tv shows, and neighborhood meetings.
Chairperson Councilor Haxhiaj then discussed partnership with community group and/or providing multilingual services to promote the program, the number of people who opted to do 100% green plan and challenges concerning promotion of the option, the process of selecting service providers for the program, whether the sources of energy will change with the new contract
Chairperson Councilor Haxhiaj moved for recommend the item be filed.