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(a) Implementing Transit-First.
(1) No later than March 1, 2011, all officers, boards, commissions and department heads responsible for departments that require transportation to fulfill their official duties, and other City officials assigned City motor vehicles, shall implement the City's voter-approved Transit-First Policy (San Francisco Charter Section 8A.115) by adopting and implementing written policies that
(A) maximize the use of public transit, including taxis, vanpools, and car-sharing;
(B) facilitate travel by bicycle, or on foot; and,
(C) minimize the use of single-occupancy motor vehicles, for travel required in the performance of public duties.
(2) The Department of the Environment shall provide technical assistance to departments and City officials subject to this requirement in developing complying policies and implementation procedures and in coordinating policies and procedures among City departments.
(3) No later than July 1, 2011, and every year thereafter, each department and City official subject to this requirement shall submit its written policies to the Department of the Environment and the Controller.
(4) No later than July 1, 2012, and every year thereafter, each department and City official subject to this requirement shall, in a form approved by the Department of the Environment, include with its written policies a report on its success in substituting transit-first modes of transportation for single-occupancy motor vehicle transportation. Such reports shall be subject to audit by the Controller.
(5) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Ordinance or other City law, the Controller shall refuse to certify any expenditure by the City for the purchase of any passenger vehicle or light duty truck by any officers, boards, commissions or departments subject to this requirement for so long as the Controller finds, in his or her sole discretion, that such officers, boards, commissions, or departments have failed to adopt a satisfactory transit-first policy, or to implement the policy adopted, or failed to justify the purchase of a new or replacement vehicle in lieu of driving alternatives as identified in Section 403(a)(1).
(b) Optimizing Fleet Management. To help the City achieve its air pollution and greenhouse gas reduction goals, and promote the effective, efficient, and safe use of all general purpose, light-duty vehicles owned, leased, or rented by the City, the City Administrator will adopt and implement policies to:
(1) Minimize the size and utilization of the City’s general purpose, light-duty fleet through right-size analyses that accurately incorporates the City’s Transit-First policy and associated infrastructure investments towards eliminating unnecessary vehicles and vehicle trips.
(2) Use technology such as telematics and vehicle assignment systems, to the furthest extent practicable, to promote the safe use of vehicles, minimize environmentally harmful practices such as excessive vehicle idling, and reduce underutilization of vehicles;
(3) Align greenhouse gas reduction goals with the Federal Executive Order – Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade, dated March 19, 2015 – reducing average per-mile greenhouse gas emissions from general purpose, light-duty fleet vehicles, relative to a baseline of emissions in fiscal year 2014, to achieve the following percentage reductions: (A) not less than 4% by the end of fiscal year 2017; and (B) not less than 15% by the end of fiscal year 2021;
(4) Ensure that the composition of the City’s Light-Duty Passenger Vehicle fleet is entirely Zero Emission Vehicles consistent with Section 404 by December 31, 2022, and seek out new and emerging technologies to upgrade the City’s other fleet classes such as trucks and vans to zero emission standards; and
(5) Conduct a review one year after the initial implementation of these policies, and every year thereafter, to assess telematics data, review developments in low carbon fuels, evaluate possible coverage of additional vehicle classes, evaluate additional GHG goals, evaluate, in coordination with the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, training opportunities for drivetrain maintenance on Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Zero Emissions Vehicles, explore new technologies allowing for conversion of light-duty trucks and general passenger vans to Zero Emission Vehicle status, and other topics the City Administrator deems are relevant, to serve as a basis for the City Administrator, in consultation with the Director of the Department of the Environment, to adopt and implement further policy changes regarding fleet management as appropriate. The City Administrator shall submit an annual report to the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor outlining the findings of this annual review, possible upgrade opportunities with regard to vehicle emissions for light-duty trucks and general passenger vans, possible training opportunities for drivetrain maintenance on Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Zero Emissions Vehicles, and any additional resulting policy changes in fleet management, including recommendations for mandatory fleet reductions if warranted.
(c) Replacement of Older Light-Duty Vehicles. Departments shall make best efforts to replace Vehicles in order of age, such that oldest light duty vehicles in a department’s fleet are replaced when the department purchases replacement light-duty vehicles, unless compelling reasons such as wear and tear, mileage, and safety concerns warrant a deviation from strict compliance to the replacement of oldest vehicles.