The City frequently makes complex decisions and there are many competing interests in arriving at a final decision. The Sustainable Decision Making Matrix (SDMM) is a weighted decision making tool that is aligned with the major focus areas of the Sustainability Master Plan (SMP). Therefore, when this tool is used, it can inform these decisions and help fulfill the goals of the SMP.
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Decision makers should use either the Excel version of the Sustainable Decision Making Matrix or the fillable Sustainable Decision Making Matrix worksheet to calculate the weighted score of a particular action (project, policy, program or code). The higher the weighted score, the more a particular action is aligned with the goals of the Sustainability Master Plan. The tool can be used to evaluate different alternatives or approaches to the same goal, to see if changing the approach can improve the outcomes of more priority areas.
Kirkland's Sustainability Master Plan, adopted in 2020, identifies actions the City and Kirkland community can take to fight climate change and make our natural spaces healthier.
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