Planning & Development Services (PDS) staff continues to implement the County's Climate Action Plan (CAP) Public Outreach and Engagement Plan by enlisting numerous local stakeholders and regional collaborators. Throughout Summer 2016, PDS staff met individually and held four visioning sessions with business groups, environmental nonprofits, representatives of academia, and climate planning professionals to understand the climate planning priorities of each industry. A visioning session was also held with the Community Planning/Sponsor Group Chairs in August 2016.
In September 2016, PDS held two public workshops to inform attendees on the input provided during the stakeholder meetings and visioning sessions, and to solicit feedback on potential GHG reduction strategies/measures. In November, PDS held an Environmental Impact Report Scoping Meeting for the public to get engaged in the environmental review process by commenting on the Notice of Preparation (NOP). The NOP comment letters are available on the website indicated at the top of this page. The Draft CAP and EIR are anticipated to be released for CEQA public review in 2017. ________________________________________________________________________________________