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A. Notwithstanding the requirements of this Chapter and the Greenhouse Gas Emissions and other public health and safety hazards associated with Natural Gas Infrastructure, minimally necessary and specifically tailored Natural Gas Infrastructure may be allowed in a Newly Constructed Building provided that the entitling body establishes that the use serves the public interest. In determining whether the construction of Natural Gas Infrastructure is in the public interest, the City may consider:

1. The availability of alternative technologies or systems that do not use natural gas;

2. Any other impacts that the decision to allow Natural Gas Infrastructure may have on the health, safety, or welfare of the public.

B. If the installation of Natural Gas Infrastructure is granted under a public interest exemption, the Newly Constructed Buildings shall nonetheless be required at the minimum to have sufficient electric capacity, wiring and conduit to facilitate future full building electrification. (Ord. 7672-NS § 1 (part), 2019)