Once you have aligned with the necessary stakeholders and finalized your proposal, present your strategy to the mayor, city council, and/or other key decision makers to obtain initial approval to pursue your recommended option(s). Your presentation should typically remain at a high level and explain the process you have followed to this point. You should identify how the renewable energy initiatives, and their associated co-benefits, align with your city’s goals and priorities, the needs identified from internal and external stakeholders, and your city’s financial capabilities. In some cases, it may be useful to note what other, similar cities in your region have achieved to validate your strategy and, in some cases, generate a little friendly competition.
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