NEW Greens councillor Ashley Edwards wants Albury Council to pass a motion acknowledging the community is in a "climate emergency".
That step is one of two measures that the archaeologist wants the city to take to bolster its response to climate change.
Ms Edwards also wants the council to alter its carbon emissions reduction target to zero by 2040, instead of 2050.
Ms Edwards argues the emissions target should be made more ambitious in light of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report in August which forecast a worsening global state.
Saturday's council election saw Greens support hold up after the party made its debut in Albury in 2016 and attract 12.21 per cent of the vote.
To date the left-wing group has 11.7 per cent of the pledges of support cast in this year's election.
"The numbers are jumping around a little bit but I think overall we maintained our vote," Ms Edwards said.
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"It's testament to Amanda's good work on council.
"She's demonstrated a Greens member on council can do a good job and hopefully she's allayed fears about party politics in local government."
Labor, the other party represented in Saturday's Albury election, also has had a dip in support, having drawn 9.98 per cent in 2016 and now on 8.71 on the latest count.
Its lead candidate and councillor Darren Cameron is unwilling to predict whether he will continue as a city representative.
"It's too early to make sense of the figures in terms of the last positions," he said.
"It's very clear that (rival candidates) Kylie King and Steve Bowen did extremely well, but the last positions are anyone's guess."
Cr Cameron took a veiled swipe at departing councillors Kevin Mack and Murray King.
"There's certainly retiring councillors that went out of the way to create havoc and to reflect as poorly as possible on the council," he said.
Candidate Ross Hamilton, who had assistance from that pair, was disappointed with his team's result which saw it attract less than five per cent of the vote.
Urban designer Andrew Boyd Barber, who advocated for a tram from Thurgoona to Wodonga, has the lowest group vote of 2.51 per cent.
The only unaligned candidate Peter Hood has received 31 votes which equate to 0.17 of the entire vote.
The informal vote is tracking at 12.79 per cent, compared to 6.9 per cent in 2016.
A ban by the electoral commission on how-to-vote pamphlets, as part of COVID-19 restriction measures, has been blamed for the higher level of invalid ballots.
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