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Climate Action Plan Sets Strategies to Reduce Emissions

In response to the California Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32), the City has developed a Climate Action Plan (CAP) that establishes strategies for reducing community-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. AB 32 established a goal of reducing statewide GHG emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020.  


After extension public outreach and research, a draft plan was created and, on July 17th, the City Council unanimously approved the Plan and the associated Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact.  


The CAP provides a road map to achieve the community's GHG reduction goals. Implementation of all strategies in the Plan can achieve a 15% reduction from baseline levels by 2020, which will meet required AB 32 State reduction goals.       


Community strategies for climate change adaptation and reduction of GHG emissions are divided into six categories: Buildings, Renewable Energy, Transportation & Land Use, Water, Solid Waste, and Parks & Open Space.


For more information on the planning process and ways businesses can participate in reducing emissions in the City, visit or contact James David, Associate Planner, at 


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