Stand by for next draft of the Sacramento County Climate Action Plan in June 2022 for a 30-day public comment period.
ECOS Climate Change Committee – Focus on Transportation, THURSDAY, MAY 12 6:00 pm
Co-hosted by Ralph Propper, Climate Committee Chair and John Deeter, Transportation Team Lead
6:00 Let’s chat — Zoom break-out rooms
6:05 Welcome and brief introductions
6:10 Sacramento Regional Transit (Sac RT) staff will discuss plans for the coming year. RT’s fiscal status has improved, as ridership is increasing again.
Craig Norman (Director of Engineering) will discuss more frequent service on Folsom line, electric buses, low-floor light rail stations/vehicles, new LRT stations (Dos Rios station; Horn Rd. station near Rancho Cordova’s Kassis property)
6:30 SacRT and TOD – Traci Canfield will provide high level overview of the SACOG-SACRT Transit-oriented Development Action Plan written in 2020
6:50 CapCity Freeway Lawsuit Update – Betsy Weiland of SARA (invited contributor) to discuss impacts to river
7:05 Transportation Ballot Measure for November election – Steve Cohn of SacMoves (invited contributor)
- Climate Action Plans for County and City of Sacramento
- For July presentation — Valley Rail, San Joaquin JPA, by Dan Leavitt, Manager of Regional Initiatives, will update us on the Stockton to Sacramento segment of Valley Rail w/maps, station areas, station designs. Valley Rail is on the Sacramento Subdivision from Stockton to Natomas — on separate, parallel UP track(s) to Sac RT from Cosumnes River Blvd to R Street in Midtown. Service will extend to Natomas (Elkhorn Blvd), but planning work is being done with Butte CAG and SACOG for a future extension to Butte County (Chico).
Thursday, May 12, 2022, 6:00pm
Link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6656164155
To phone in: 669-900-6833, Meeting ID: 665 616 4155
On March 23rd, 2022, Sacramento County held a workshop on their CLimate Action Plan. ECOS, Sierra Club, 350 Sacramento, as well as several other organizations and many residents, provided testimony during the workshop.
ECOS submitted a letter preceding the meeting, stating:
We’re grateful for the effort that County staff has made developing this CAP draft. However, it doesn’t address the biggest change we need to make: we need to increase housing in ways that don’t increase commute distances and thereby make our air and climate less healthy.
Tuesday, March 23, 2022 at 6pm
Please attend, listen and support ECOS, 350 Sacramento, Sierra Club Sacramento Group and Citizens Climate Lobby Sacramento Chapter at the Sacramento Climate Action Plan workshop tomorrow night. Please consider commenting as well! You can attend in person, call in, or watch online.
On March 22, 2022, the Environmental Council of Sacramento, the Sacramento Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, the Sacramento Audubon Society, the Sierra Club Sacramento Group, and the Xerces Society submitted a joint letter regarding water issues in the County Action Plan of Sacramento COunty.
By Manola Secaira | February 28, 2022 | Capitol Public Radio
Sacramento County’s climate action plan is almost finished. When it’s complete, it will join the dozens of other California cities and counties that have created plans to combat climate change on a local level in the last couple decades.
But despite their growing popularity, these plans aren’t without criticism. Environmental justice groups often find faults in their approach – or lack thereof – when it comes to including equity in their planning, like how they address affordable housing or funding public transportation.
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