CAP UPDATE PROJECT MATERIALS


CAP Update


Would you like to learn more about the County’s Climate Action Plan Update? We are offering presentations to community groups, residents, business owners, employees, and other stakeholders in the unincorporated county who would like to learn about the CAP Update and provide feedback. Email us at cap@sdcounty.ca.gov to connect with us.

Past Public Workshops

November 02, 2023

The County held a virtual workshop on November 02, 2023 to provide an overview of the Draft CAP public review process, explore our online engagement portal and demonstrate its usage, and explain how to read information in the Draft CAP document.


May 24, 2023

The County held a virtual workshop on May 24, 2023 to provide an update on the CAP Update and receive public feedback.


March 21, 2023

The County held a virtual workshop on March 21, 2023 to work collaboratively with the public to develop a definition of climate co-benefits and discuss a tool being developed that will ensure the community’s input is incorporated into the County’s Climate Action Plan.


Measure Development Workshop Series - Draft Strategies and Conceptual Measures

The County held a workshop series during Summer 2022 to provide examples of draft strategies and conceptual measures to meet the unincorporated county's vision of an equitable net-zero emissions future within the solid waste, water and wastewater, energy, agriculture and conservation, and built environment and transportation sectors. Each workshop provided an overview of the CAP Update project components and presented draft vision statements and conceptual measures for each individual sector. Public input was solicited through interactive poll questions and discussion forum.

August 24, 2022 - Built Environment & Transportation

July 19, 2022 - Agriculture & Conservation

June 28, 2022 - Energy

June 15, 2022 - Water & Wastewater

June 1, 2022 - Solid Waste


Environmental Justice Community Workshops

As part of the public involvement process for the CAP Update, the County conducted intentional engagement within Environmental Justice Communities (EJCs) during Winter 2021/2022 to gather input and recommendations for the Climate Action Plan. EJCs are designated and defined in the San Diego County’s Environmental Justice Element.

  Fact Sheets  English       Español       Tagalog     
  Content Boards     English       Español       Tagalog

  Summary of Input   

 Sweetwater     

 Spring Valley     

 North El Cajon     

Measure Development Workshop Series - Sector Vision Statements

The County held a workshop series during Summer/Fall 2021 to provide an overview of the CAP project components and act as a foundation for developing vision statements of an equitable, net-zero carbon emissions future within the energy, water and wastewater, solid waste, built environment and transportation, and agriculture and conservation sectors. Public input was solicited through interactive poll questions and discussion forum. Feedback received was used to inform the preparation of the vision statements.

September 29, 2021 - Agriculture & Conservation

August 25, 2021 - Built Environment & Transportation

July 28, 2021 - Energy, Water & Wastewater, and Solid Waste


June 30, 2021

To comply with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the County is preparing a Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (Supplemental EIR) that evaluates the environmental impacts associated with the County’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) Update. The Supplemental EIR will include new project alternatives including at least one smart growth alternative to reduce vehicle miles traveled. The smart growth alternative may describe ways to achieve a more compact, efficient, and environmentally sensitive pattern of development in the unincorporated county that focuses future growth away from rural areas and closer to existing and planned job centers and public facilities, while preserving open space and making more efficient use of existing urban infrastructure. At this workshop, the County presented an overview of the CAP Update, described our goals and objectives related to developing a smart growth alternative for inclusion in the Supplemental EIR, and solicited feedback from attendees to aid in the development of smart growth alternatives for the project.


June 2, 2021

The County’s Sustainability Planning Division hosted an Equity-Focused virtual public workshop on June 2, 2021, with the help of facilitators from Mixte Communications. The event drew 60 people and acted as a platform for discussion for the inclusion of equity in the CAP Update. Throughout the workshop, attendees participated in the discussion through interactive polling questions, and staff answered questions throughout the presentation and during an open discussion session at the end of the event.


April 21, 2021

The County’s Sustainability Planning Division advanced the CAP Update project at a virtual public workshop on April 21, 2021. The event drew more than 100 attendees and included a presentation on the project background, objectives, components, and timeline. Throughout the presentation, attendees participated in the discussion through interactive polling questions, and staff answered questions throughout the presentation and during an open discussion session at the end of the event

Additional Materials


Land Use Overlays

This Mapping Application is intended to show information from the County of San Diego that may be considered as the County prepares the Climate Action Plan Update.