LEGISLATIVE & ADVOCACY
Office of Climate Action and Resiliency proposal
July 30, 2019
The Office of Climate Action and Resiliency proposal was filed in April and can be viewed by clicking HERE. As recent as last week, we learned that the proponents of this initiative failed to produce the required signature count to get this on the ballot for this November – and rather than work to provide 2,259 additional signatures – have now partnered with Denver City Council in producing Council’s own version of the proposal to be referred to the November ballot. This revised version does not include a carbon tax on residential, but has significantly increased that same tax on commercial and industrial property ($0.0060 per kilowatt). And, the proposal includes the formation of a new office that could perpetuate this spirit long term.
- BOMA has agreed to adherence to the International Fire Code 2015 Chapter 905.11
- “The fire code official is authorized to require locking caps on the outlets on dry standpipe connections standpipes where the responding fire department carries key wrenches for the removal that are compatible with locking FDC connection caps.”
- This will take effect for all new buildings effective January 1, 2019
- This will take effect for all existing buildings effective January 1, 2020
- When enforcement is required where the fire official determines either the need for maintenance or flushing of a fire protections system due to vandalism, theft or other reasonable cause a locking cap will be required immediately.