UPDATE: Palo Alto City Council Adopts the Sustainability and Climate Action Plan Framework!

November 2016 Special Bulletin

UPDATE: City Council Adopts the Sustainability and Climate Action Plan Framework

We don’t usually send newsletters this frequently, but we’ve got good news!

At its Nov. 28 meeting, the City Council unanimously adopted the S/CAP Framework - including its Guiding Principles, Decision Criteria, Design Principles, and key Goals and Strategies. This Framework will serve as the road map for achieving the goal of reducing Palo Alto’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 80% below 1990 levels by 2030, and for developing the Sustainability Implementation Plans (SIPs) which will guide us in the coming years.

In the coming months, City of Palo Alto staff will refine the implementation plans (covering Mobility, Efficiency and Electrification, Water, Zero Waste, Municipal Operations, Natural Environment, and Adaptation/Sea Level Rise) and bring them to the City Council for review and adoption starting in early 2017. We look forward to community input on the individual Sustainability Implementation Plans and look forward to working with you on the next step of the S/CAP initiative.

Thank you to the many Palo Altans who came to support the S/CAP, and to the many who spoke so eloquently about your concerns. And a special shout out to the participants in the Cool Block pilot program. (If you would like to join our second wave of Cool Blocks - one of many great ways to play your part in Palo Alto’s sustainability and climate strategies - contact: sandra@sandraslater.com)


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