Environmental Justice Element

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Latest Information on EJ Element Implementation: 

Annual Report Card

  • On March 24, 2021, ​​the report card was presented to the Board of Supervisors. 

Annual Stakeholder Meeting

  • ​​​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.​​​ The County arranged for language interpretative services for the virtual event, if it was requested, in Arabic (عربى​), Farsi (فارسی), Pashto (پښتو), Russian (русский), Spanish (Español), and Tagalog (Tagalog). In case you missed the meeting, select one of the links below to watch:  
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

Public Hearings​

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, plea​se email EnvJustice@saccounty.net

Additional Information

For additional information regarding the EJ effort in California, see the websites listed below.