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City of San Luis Obispo Releases Draft Climate Action Plan for Community Recovery for Public Review

Post Date:06/24/2020 10:30 AM

On Monday, June 22, the City of San Luis Obispo released the Public Review Draft Climate Action Plan for Community Recovery. The plan establishes a community-wide goal of carbon neutrality by 2035, adopts sector specific goals, and provides foundational actions to establish a trajectory towards achieving that goal while also recovering from the economic impacts of COVID-19.

 The Climate Action Plan Update and its carbon neutrality goal were developed in response to community request and City Council direction in September 2018 to pursue ambitious climate action. Addressing climate change presents the City and community with an opportunity to use resources more effectively, improve community equity and well-being, and develop an economy that is set to recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and thrive in a rapidly changing 21st century.  The adoption of the Climate Action Plan for Community Recovery is part of the City’s 2020-21 Meta Goal: San Luis Obispo’s Economic Stability, Recovery, and Resiliency.

“We recognize that this is a unique time in history and are committed to working hard to ensure that our community is set up to not only be better prepared and more resilient, but to thrive in the face of future adversities,” said Chris Read, Sustainability Manager. “We are really excited about the opportunities that this Climate Action Plan will provide for economic recovery from the impacts of the coronavirus, addressing issues of health and equity in San Luis Obispo, and increasing overall quality of life in our city.”

The City highly values your feedback during this Public Review period and invites you to visit to review the plan. To provide comments or questions on the draft plan, please submit directly to Chris Read at by July 22, 2020.

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