SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane City Council acknowledged climate change in a new ordinance passed Monday night by a 6 to 1 vote.
The ordinance is basically an official road map, or a city code, to guide the city council when it comes to reducing our carbon footprint and creating sustainability.
Council President Ben Stuckart introduced the ordinance Monday night. He believes climate change is real, and with President Trump pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord, it's now up to local cities to make changes to preserve the environment for future generations. This ordinance specifically mentions climate change is human caused. It's that language that's inspiring people to testify both for and against the ordinance.
City Councilman Mike Fagan voted against the ordinance, arguing the language in the ordinance is subjective.