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Establish Motor Pool Program and Vehicle-Needs Assessment Program Type: operations & maintenance Target: internal Status: new Description: Decentralized fleet would transition to a motor pool for most departments, allowing maximum use of the more expensive alternative fuel vehicles and retiring the older vehicles. Also, the vehicle needs would be evaluated based on the job it is to perform, i.e. is a full-size truck necessary, or would a Ford Escape Hybrid or a Prius still meet the job needs? Improvements: Trail System Connectivity Type: capital Target: internal Status: existing Description: With assistance from the Greenbelt Alliance, constructs/restores trails throughout city land. ___ feet/miles of trails installed over the last five years. Improvements: Focus on connectivity of trails, creating a city-wide system fully-connected to one another through parks, greenspace and greenbelts. Would allow an alternative to automobile travel. Sidewalk Retrofit Program Type: capital Target: internal Status: existing Description: Installing sidewalks in existing neighborhoods and replacing those in disrepair. This activity promotes pedestrian transportation. ___ feet/miles of sidewalks installed over the last five years. Improvements: Increase funding to develop a more complete sidewalk system at a faster rate. Bicycle Facility Retrofit Program Type: capital Target: internal Status: existing Description: Installing bike lanes, paths, or identifying bike routes on existing streets. Improvements: Currently only done with road reconstruction and widening. Provide signage on all streets where they are ready to be designated bike routes, stripe those roads designated for bike lanes if pavement width sufficient, etc. City Biofuels/Propane Fuel Station Type: capital Target: internal Status: existing/new Description: in 2004, the City and University dedicated a propane fueling station at Texas State to provide alternative fueling for fleet vehicles. Improvements: The City could develop a second propane fuel station at a city facility. As an alternative, the city could provide an incentive to existing private fuel stations to provide a propane pump, biodiesel, E-85, etc. In addition, the City could require a certain level of biofuels when the fuel vendor contract comes up for renewal (require B-20 instead of regular diesel, etc.)

City of San Marcos Environmental Stewardship Policy

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San Marcos TX Environmental Stewardship Policy  

Stewardship Policy

San Marcos TX Environmental Stewardship Policy  

Stewardship Policy

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