The Sacramento County Climate Action Plan (CAP) aims to significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the unincorporated County and prepare the County for climate-related impacts for decades to come. The CAP proposes measures to put the County on a path toward carbon neutrality and commits to certain actions, including the development of the Climate Emergency Response Plan through the Climate Emergency Mobilization Task Force in order to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.
Based on input from the Board of Supervisors during the September 27, 2022 hearing on the CAP, County staff are reviewing the numerous comments received and preparing responses to those comments. Due to the volume of comments, the CAP will not be heard in December 2022 as originally anticipated.
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Revised Final Draft CAP
Final Draft CAP
- September 7 to October 8, 2021
- March 8, 2021, to April 9, 2021
Background (Draft Documents)
Information from past public outreach meetings is provided here.
Board of Supervisors Hearing
Board of Supervisors Workshop 2
Planning Commission HearingSacramento County Environmental Commission (SEC)
Stakeholder Working Group
- August 2020 – November 2020
- Five (5) meetings with the targeted Stakeholder Working Group. For additional information, see Appendix D of the Draft CAP.
- September 2016 – October 2018
- Twenty-five (25) individual meetings with stakeholder groups. For additional information, see Appendix D of the Draft CAP.
Board of Supervisors Workshop 1
Public Workshop 2
Public Workshop 1
- October 17, 2016
- Presentation to MLK Neighborhood Association
- October 20, 2016
- Presentation to South Oak Park Community Association
- October 2016 – May 2017
- Emails to 27 neighborhood associations in the unincorporated County announcing public workshops.
Stakeholder Kickoff Meeting
In 2009, Sacramento County began a multi-phase CAP to meet the State's targets for GHG reductions. The components of the multi-phase CAP are:
- Phase 1
- Strategy and Framework (2011)
- Phase 2
- Government Operations (2012, Update In-Progress)
- Communitywide (In-Progress)
The Board of Supervisors adopted the Climate Action Plan – Strategy and Framework Document on November 9, 2011, which presented a framework for reducing GHG emissions and an overall strategy to address climate change. Additionally, it provided direction for developing the second phase of the CAP.
The Board of Supervisors adopted the Climate Action Plan – Government Operations on September 11, 2012, which identified the GHG emissions from the County's operations (i.e. County-owned facilities, vehicles, and equipment) and the measures to reduce these GHG emissions.
The County began working on the most recent phase of the CAP in 2016. This project will update the government operations components and include communitywide measures for the unincorporated County in an all-new CAP in order to complete the second phase of the County's multi-phase CAP process.
Climate Action Plan
The new CAP will: 1) update the unincorporated County's GHG inventory and forecasts, 2) determine GHG reduction targets, and 3) propose measures to achieve the GHG reductions targets.
Additionally, to prepare for climate change impacts (e.g. impacts related to precipitation, flooding, heatwaves, wildfires, air quality, water supply, water quality, natural ecosystems, and agriculture), the Climate Action Plan will include a vulnerability assessment and an adaptation strategy.
When this new CAP is adopted, it will replace all previous CAP phases/documents.
- Todd Smith, Planning Director
- Todd Taylor, Senior Planner
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For a list of Frequently Asked Questions, visit the CAP FAQ page.
For general inquiries regarding the CAP, you may submit your questions by email to: ClimateActionPlan@saccounty.gov.