Environment

County to Hold Public Climate Action Plan Workshops Monday, Tuesday

The County’s Department of Planning & Development Services plans to hold public workshops Monday and Tuesday to collect input to develop a County Climate Action Plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

The Tuesday, Sept. 27 meeting is a special, evening communitywide public workshop that will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the County Operations Center Chambers at 5520 Overland Avenue in San Diego.

The workshop will give the public a chance to learn more about the Climate Action Plan process, an opportunity to share their own thoughts with planners on how to cut greenhouse gas emissions, and time to talk face-to-face with planning specialists who are working on the project.

The Monday, Sept. 26 meeting is also open to the public, but will be tailored specifically to address city officials, business organizations, environmental groups, community groups and other groups. Monday’s meeting will run from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., also at the County Operations Center Chambers.

Planning & Development Services held a series of public meetings throughout August to collect information and will use all of the information it has gathered to help draft a proposed Climate Action Plan for the County Board of Supervisors to consider in 2017.

County planners have met with numerous groups and individuals in the course of their Climate Action Plan outreach.

Those groups have included air quality experts, landscape architects, land use and environmental groups, the San Diego Association of Governments, Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientists, UC San Diego officials, the Sierra Club, the Building Industry Association, the Endangered Habitats League, San Diego Gas & Electric, the Cleveland National Forest Foundation, the Climate Action Campaign, the San Diego Housing Federation, the Building Owners and Managers Association, the San Diego County Farm Bureau, the San Diego County Taxpayers Association, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, SanDiego350, the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, and the San Diego Food Systems Alliance.

Planners have also met with other County departments, including Agriculture, Weights and Measures; the Air Pollution Control District; the Health and Human Services Agency; the Department of Public Works; Parks and Recreation; and Public Works.

People who would like to get information on the Climate Action Plan, the process, or to receive notifications about the plan should contact project manager Bulmaro Canseco at Bulmaro.Canseco@sdcounty.ca.gov.

For more information about the Climate Action Plan, go to the Planning & Development Services’ Climate Action Plan Web page.

 

Gig Conaughton is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact