Delray could have permanent green advisory board

By Palm Beach Staff

DELRAY BEACH — The city has adopted or is moving to adopt the vast majority of recommendations made by Delray Beach’s green task force, according to report given to city commissioners Tuesday evening.

Another could become reality within the next few weeks: Creation of a permanent green advisory board. A resolution or ordinance could be drafted and presented to commissioners next month.

Commissioners established the green task force in January 2008 with a six-month mandate to find ways the city could become more environmentally friendly both in terms of policy and in its operations. It later extended the life of the task force so it could complete its work. Several commissioners spoke in favor of a permanent board.

Commissioner Adam Frankel called the report "a great first step."

"I think what they have done is amazing," Frankel said of the green task force.

City Manager David Harden said an advisory board could help the city implement the report’s recommendations.

Some of the proposals city staff has agreed to implement, alternatives to task force ideas, or recommends that city commissioners implement:

Some of the proposals staff rejected:

Some of the maybes:

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