Denver’s Green Fleets Executive Order,Revised in 2000




TO: All Agencies Under the Mayor

FROM: Wellington E. Webb, Mayor

DATE: March 22, 2000

SUBJECT: Motor Vehicle Program for the City and County of Denver

PURPOSE: This Executive Order establishes the policy of the City and County of Denver related to the acquisition, titling and registration, identification and use, maintenance and accident reporting requirements and safety of City motor vehicles. Additionally, the City and its employees are required to adhere to various federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding the acquisition, titling, and registration, identification and use, maintenance, accident reporting requirements and safety of City motor vehicles.

The following Executive Orders are hereby canceled and superseded by this Executive Order No. 3.


Executive Order No. 3, dated September 21, 1962, and the Memorandum Attachment thereto entitled Procedures for Implementing Executive Order No. 3.Executive Order No. 11, dated August 26, 1969, and the Memorandum Attachment thereto entitled Licensing and Titling Procedures for City-Owned Vehicles, September 8, 1961.


Executive Order No. 29, dated December 6, 1954, and the Memorandum Attachment thereto entitled Revision of Paragraph 7 of Executive Order No. 29, January 22, 1963.

Executive Order No. 31, dated January 22, 1953, and the Memorandum Attachment thereto entitled Modification of Executive Order No. 31, September 14, 1970.

Executive Order No. 37, dated September 21, 1962

Executive Order No. 48, dated July 29, 1952.

Executive Order No. 107, dated January 7, 1997.

Responsible Authority (s): The Fleet Managers for the Departments of Aviation, Public Works and Safety, The Green Fleet Review Committee, and Office of Budget and Management.

The procedure(s) for implementing this Executive Order shall be defined by Memorandum Attachments to the Executive Order, which shall become a part of the Executive Order. Further the agency, or agencies responsible for the content of this Executive Order shall have the authority to issue, from time to time, policy and procedure Memorandum Attachments relative to this Executive Order.

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Executive Order No. 3

Applicable Authority: The applicable authority relevant to the provisions and requirements of this Executive Order No. 3 are found in Article I, Chapter A1.1 of the Charter of the City and County of Denver.


1.0 Vehicles Affected: Any City vehicle which operates on gasoline and/or an alternative fuel and is rated at 8600 gross vehicle weight (GVW) or under.


1.1 Goals and Objectives of the Program: Through the implementation of the Green Fleet policy, the mission of all agencies which own/operate City vehicles, shall be to purchase the most cost-effective and lowest emission vehicle possible, while still meeting the operational requirements of the Agency. Goals to achieve the Green Fleet mission are outlined as follows:

1.1.1 Optimize the fleet size

1.1.2 Increase the fleet corporate average fuel economy (CAFÉ) standard

1.1.3 Minimize vehicle miles traveled (VMT) to the extent operationally feasible.

1.1.4 Minimize CO2 emissions.

1.1.5 Reduce vehicle size when appropriate

1.1.6 Maintain 10% of the vehicle fleet as single-fuel, or alternative fuel vehicles (see Memorandum 3A).

1.2 Establishment of Review Committee: A Green Fleet Review Committee (Committee) shall consist of representatives from:

1.2.1 Budget and Management Office

1.2.2 Department of General Services (Purchasing)

1.2.3 City Council (appointed by Council President)

1.2.4 Fleet Manager(s) from Department of Public Works, Department of Aviation, and Department of Safety.

1.2.5 Department of Environmental Health

1.3 Function of the Committee: The Committee shall develop policies and procedures related to the purchase of City vehicles to achieve the goals and objectives of the program.


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Executive Order No. 3

1.4 Baseline Reporting: The Fleet Managers for the Department of Aviation, Safety and of Public Works (the appropriate Fleet Management Agency or Division) shall provide an annual baseline report by June 1st for the prior calendar year. Baseline reporting shall include the following:


1.4.1 Number of Vehicles classified by rated vehicle weight and year

1.4.2 Make and model and drive train (2-wheel drive or 4 wheel drive)

1.4.3 City vehicle number and VIN number

1.4.4 Average miles per gallon (mpg) per vehicle

1.4.5 Type of fuel used

1.4.6 Annual miles driven per vehicle

1.4.7 Annual fuel consumption per vehicle

1.5 Measurement of Goals: The effectiveness of the goals shall be measured in the following manner:

1.5.1 The increase in the corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) for affected vehicles.

1.5.2 The decrease of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

1.6 Baseline for Measurement: The original baseline year for determining the effectiveness of the Green Fleet program was 1992. Future baseline years shall be determined by the Green Fleet Review Committee and shall be used to determine program effectiveness and to target under-utilized vehicles for removal. The corporate average fuel economy and change in CO2 emissions shall be calculated by the Department of Environmental Health (DEH).


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Executive Order No. 3

Approved for Legality: Approved:


____________________________ ___________________________

J. Wallace Wortham Wellington E. Webb

Attorney for the City and County MAYOR

of Denver


Bruce Baumgartner

Manager of Aviation



Teresa M. Donahue

Manager of Environmental Health



Thomas J. Migaki

Manager of General Services



Betty Jean Brooks

Manager of Parks & Recreation


Stephanie Foote

Manager of Public Works



Cheryl D. Cohen

Manager of Revenue



Fidel Montoya

Manager of Safety



Chris Veasey

Manager of Human Services



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Executive Order No. 3



TO: All Agencies Under the Mayor

FROM: Wellington E. Webb


DATE: March 22, 2000


SUBJECT: Green Fleet Program Goals

This Memorandum shall be attached to and become a part of Executive Order No.3 dated, March 22, 2000, subject “Motor Vehicle Program for the City and County of Denver”

1.0 Goal of the Green Fleet program as follows:


As a means to achieve the goals of the order, Denver shall maintain at least 10 percent of its vehicle fleet as single-fuel, or alternative fuel vehicles where alternative fuel vehicles are defined as: original-equipment-manufactured (OEM) vehicles, conversions, and certified engines listed on the EPA clean fuel vehicle certified vehicle list and which use methanol, denatured ethanol alcohol, and other alcohols; mixtures containing 85 per cent or more by volume of methanol, denatured ethanol, and other alcohols with gasoline or other fuels; natural gas; liquefied petroleum gas; hydrogen; fuels derived from biological materials; electricity, AF-hybrid electric technology; fuel cell technology or any other fuel/technology the Manager of Environmental Health determines is substantially not petroleum and would yield substantial energy security and environmental benefits. Such vehicles shall be ultra low emission vehicles (ULEV) or zero emission vehicles (ZEV) whenever possible.1.0.1 Any vehicle purchased prior to September 1, 1998 to meet the requirements of the City’s alternative fuels ordinance (Ordinance 330) may be counted towards the 10% requirement of Green Fleet. Fleet Managers shall provide a list of alternative fuel vehicles in their fleets to the Committee upon execution of this executive order to allow the Committee to determine compliance with the 10% requirement.