Climate Action Plan

POD 15-002


CLIMATE ACTION PLAN PUBLIC WORKSHOPS - SEPTEMBER 2016

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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 will host 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. The workshops have been scheduled on the following dates:

The public input and feedback provided will be synthesized and used to guide the recommendations in the development of the CAP. The public will have an opportunity to engage in the environmental review process by participating in an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Scoping Meeting in late 2016.
 
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PUBLIC OUTREACH

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The County released the CAP's Public Outreach and Engagement Plan in March 2016. The Outreach Plan summarizes how the County will engage the public and other interested parties in the preparation of a successful CAP and associated EIR.

The goals of the County's outreach efforts are to:

  1. raise awareness of the CAP;
  2. educate the public and other organizations about the CAP;
  3. provide opportunities for input at the various steps of CAP development;
  4. provide opportunities to influence decision-making on the CAP; and 
  5. provide a public process that meets the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines.
As of August 31, 2016, the County has participated in over 30 community events including: a Planning Commission Informational Item on April 22, 2016; the Birch Aquarium Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series, 'A Seat at the Table: UC San Diego at the Paris COP 21 Climate Conference;' the Escondido Grand Avenue Festival; and several Earth Day events throughout the county, among others.
 
 

PROJECT BACKGROUND

In July 2015, Planning & Development Services staff initiated work on the CAP. The CAP will outline the specific activities the County will undertake to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions in the unincorporated communities of San Diego County. The CAP will also aid the County to meet State-mandated GHG reduction targets. An EIR will be prepared and is scheduled for adoption by the County Board of Supervisors in the Fall of 2017.


PROJECT CONTACTS

For more information regarding the CAP, or to be added to our stakeholder list to receive future notifications, please contact: 
Bulmaro Canseco | CAP Project Manager | CAP@sdcounty.ca.gov | (858) 694-2216

Media inquiries should be addressed to:
Alex Bell | Group Communications Officer | Alex.Bell@sdcounty.ca.gov | (619) 531-5410


CAP Schedule