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Latest Information on EJ Element Implementation:
On December 2, 2020, Sacramento County hosted a virtual event for County staff to provide information on implementing the Environmental Justice Element over the past year. There will also be an opportunity for stakeholders to inform the County of their desired priorities for the next year.
In case you missed this meeting, select one of the links below to watch the meeting:
In September 2016, the State
Legislature passed Senate Bill 1000 (SB 1000) which requires cities and
counties with disadvantaged communities to incorporate environmental justice
(EJ) policies into their general plans. This must happen upon the adoption or
next revision of two or more elements concurrently on or after January 1, 2018.
In response to this legislation, the Office of Planning and Environmental
Review amended the County’s General Plan to include a new
stand-alone Environmental Justice Element.
Sacramento County's new Environmental Justice Element covers the following topical areas:
- Pollution Exposure and Air Quality
- Access to Public Facilities
- Food Access
- Safe and Sanitary Homes
- Promotion of Physical Activity
- Promotion of Civic Engagement
- Crime Prevention
Environmental Justice Communities Map
Final Approved Documents
Board of Supervisors Hearing - December 17, 2019
The Board of Supervisors reviewed and approved the Phase 2 Environmental Justice Element on December 17, 2019.
Please see this page for the staff report and attachments.
For general inquiries regarding the EJ Element, please email EnvJustice@saccounty.net.
For additional information regarding the EJ effort in California, see the websites listed below.