Some councilmembers uncertain of the cost
By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | The Republic
Tempe aims to be using 100 percent renewable energy for city operations by 2035 and be carbon neutral by 2050.
A divided Tempe City Council adopted the resolution Thursday, although three members voted against it, questioning its financial impact on the city. Vice Mayor Robin Arredondo-Savage and council members Kolby Granville and Joel Navarro voted against it.
Councilwoman Lauren Kuby, who spearheaded the resolution, said council members were provided estimates on the financial impact. The city budget
allocates $175,000 annually for renewable energy and the resolution did not allocate any further spending.
Mayor Mark Mitchell said future steps to reach the goal would be part of the annual budget-making process.