Want to shape the future of climate action in SLO? Voice your thoughts on the draft 2023-37 Climate Action Plan Work Program by 11/16!
Since the adoption of the 2020 Climate Action Plan for Community Recovery (2020 CAP), the City of San Luis Obispo has made considerable strides toward its goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2035. We’ve also been busy working on what comes next. Looking ahead to the next four years of local climate projects and programs, the City is prepared to mobilize and support community-scale solutions that secure carbon-free electricity, decarbonize and electrify buildings, provide accessible low-carbon mobility options, create a robust circular economy around organic waste, and continue to protect and adapt City open space properties to best sequester carbon.
The City is excited to share this Public Review Draft of the 2023-27 Climate Action Plan Work Program for community discussion, learning, and feedback. The 2023-27 Climate Action Plan Work Program reflects a cross-departmental and multi-sector approach to climate action that is aligned with the Federal government and State of California’s unprecedented funding and policy support for climate action. The work program builds on the 2020 CAP's goal of carbon neutrality by 2035, its six sector-specific Pillars and greenhouse gas reduction targets, and its 27 foundational actions that identified key climate action work efforts. It goes beyond the 2020 CAP by envisioning specific work program tasks for FY2023-27.
The following links showcase the work program tasks associated with each sector-specific CAP Pillar:
- Pillar 1: Lead by Example - rapidly decarbonizing City operations to reach municipal carbon neutrality by 2030
- Pillar 2: Clean Energy Systems - securing reliable and affordable carbon-free electricity
- Pillar 3: Green Buildings - removing natural gas from homes and busine sses
- Pillar 4: Connected Community - supporting a pedestrian, bicycle, and transit-oriented community alongside electric vehicle usage
- Pillar 5: Circular Economy - diverting organic waste and supporting closed-loop material systems
- Pillar 6: Natural Solutions - managing natural systems to sequester carbon
After you have had a chance to review the above materials, give us your feedback by adding your statement below! If you only have five minutes, take a look at the work program tasks in the links above. If you have 20 minutes or more, download and review the draft 2023-27 Climate Action Plan Work Program here: www.slocity.org/climateactionplan.
This form will close at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, November 16th, 2022.
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