The largest city and county seat of Spokane County and the metropolitan center of the inland Northwest, Spokane was the first U.S. city to undertake a joint peak oil-climate change task force. The task force was not created by council resolution, but instead by the mayor.
Government form: Mayor-Council
Mar 13 2009
Mayor's Task Force on Sustainability released City action plan to address climate change and energy security.
Feb 6 2008
City launched a sustainability strategic planning effort to address both peak oil and climate change.
Apr 7 2008
Spokane Mayor Mary Verner selected 13 people to serve on climate change/energy security task force.