CURRENT PROJECTS


Climate Action Plan Update and Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR):
On September 30, 2020, the Board of Supervisors voted to set aside its approval of the County’s 2018 Climate Action Plan (2018 CAP) and related actions because the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) was found to be out of compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). In response to this Board action, staff are preparing a CAP Update to revise the 2018 CAP and correct the items identified by the Court within the Final SEIR that were not compliant. A Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (Supplemental EIR) will be prepared for the CAP Update project. Project details can be found here.

2020 Report on Climate Action Plan Progress:
The CAP team released the 2020 Report on Climate Action Plan Progress in July 2021. The Report includes 2018 CAP implementation highlights and greenhouse gas reductions metrics for the ten 2018 CAP measures that contribute towards the County’s 2020 emissions reduction target. Through the end of 2020, the County exceeded its 2020 emissions reduction target by 22%. A copy of the Report can be found here.

Organic Materials Ordinance Update (2018 CAP Measure SW-1.1):
To support implementation of the County’s Strategic Plan to Reduce Waste and increase solid waste diversion to 80% by 2030, staff are working to revise the zoning ordinance and regulatory code to facilitate the expansion of processing infrastructure for organic materials. Additional project information is available here.

Native Plant Landscaping Policy Options:
Staff are currently evaluating options for increasing the use of native plants in landscaping to achieve a range of benefits including biodiversity and habitat preservation, increased drought tolerance, local market development, among others. Additional project information is available here.

RELATED PROGRAMS


Electric Vehicle (EV) Roadmap Program:
Staff are currently implementing the EV Roadmap, which was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on October 16, 2019. The EV Roadmap contains 6 goals and 11 recommendations to move the County toward a more sustainable future by purchasing new EVs for the County fleet, installing charging infrastructure for public use at County facilities and in other priority locations throughout the unincorporated area, and more. Learn more about the program’s implementation efforts here.

Clean Mobility Options Voucher Pilot Program – La Presa and Spring Valley Community Transportation Needs Assessment:
In 2021, staff conducted a community transportation needs assessment in the La Presa neighborhood of the Spring Valley community. This effort included working directly with community members to learn about challenges they experience traveling throughout their community. The needs assessment identified potential clean mobility solutions that can make getting around the community easier while also providing environmental benefits such as improving local air quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Additional information can be found here.