Mayor Kautz has worked tirelessly to mitigate climate change and protect the environment. Working with local businesses, our residents and partners, Burnsville adopted our Sustainability Plan in 2009. We have out-paced and far exceeded Minnesota state carbon reduction goals. We have protected our water sources and helped recharge our aquifers, protecting our water bodies and two of our lakes, resulting in the removal of Early Lake and Crystal Lake from the impaired waters list.
The Mayor's emphasis on sustainability is a consistent approach that goes beyond environmental issues to ensure business practices, community development, and even a focus on the health of our residents, which reaches back to the healthy cities initiative in 2007, remain viable far into the future.