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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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February 17, 2022
Sacramento County staff are hard at work on the County’s Climate Action Plan (CAP), which aims to significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and prepare the County for climate-related impacts for decades to come.
The revised final draft of the CAP, and associated environmental document, are available for review and will be heard at a Board of Supervisors workshop in March 2021. You may review the revised final draft of the CAP, and associated environmental document, by viewing the links below. The public comment period is open from Thursday, February 17 to Wednesday, March 23, 2022.
Click here to learn more: https://planning.saccounty.net/PlansandProjectsIn-Progress/Pages/CAP.aspx
On February 7, 2022, ECOS submitted a letter to the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors regarding the County’s Climate Emergency Mobilization Task Force. Below is an excerpt.
We will soon receive the next draft of the County’s Communitywide Climate Action Plan (CAP), and hope that it contains enforceable actions and does not rely on anticipated recommendations from the Task Force. We suggest that the Task Force be charged with developing ways to implement the CAP, including an emergency response plan. For the Task Force to succeed, we hope the County will budget funding for such items as additional staff, consultant studies that may be needed, and outreach/community engagement.
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In November 2021, ECOS submitted our comments on the County of Sacramento’s Active Transportation Plan.
Photo by Steven Arenas from Pexels
On October 8, 2021, ECOS sent our comments on the Sacramento County Climate Action Plan, Final Draft dated September 2021.
Also on October 8th, the day comments were due, ECOS and some of its allies held a press conference on the Climate Action Plan. Below are two photos from the press conference.