City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 07
Chapter 07.06
Section 07.06.175

Title 07 Finance

Chapter 07.06 Procurement of Goods, Services and Works

Article II. Public Bidding and Other Provisions

Section 07.06.175 Procurement of Fuel Efficient Vehicles
  1. In order to continuously improve the fuel efficiency of the City’s vehicle fleet, City departments shall strive to purchase the most fuel efficient vehicles when there is an EPA Federal Standard established for a specific make and model. Procurement of City vehicles shall comply with the following standards:

    1. Each vehicle purchased by the City shall be as fuel efficient or more fuel efficient as the vehicle it is replacing in the City fleet. Fuel efficiency shall be measured on an equivalent fuel basis. Alternative-fuel vehicles may be used in this analysis.

    2. If the vehicle is a new addition to the fleet and does not replace another vehicle in the fleet, or is significantly different in vehicle style from the vehicle being replaced, the Fleet Services Director shall find the most fuel efficient vehicle available that meets the City’s operational objective.

    3. If the Fleet Services Director deems a vehicle to be operationally superior to the most fuel efficient option, the Director has the option to exempt a vehicle purchase from the standards set forth in this section. The Director shall notify the City Council of this exemption prior to any Council action or minor contract contracts on a proposed vehicle purchase.

    4. The standards set forth in this section shall not apply to large industrial style trucks such a dump trucks, graders and garbage trucks

Date Passed: Monday, April 20, 2015

Effective Date: Sunday, May 31, 2015

ORD C35247 Section 1