Climate Action Plan workshops scheduled

ENCINITAS — Encinitas is looking for input from its residents and businesses on its update to the climate action plan, and is hosting two workshops to obtain the input.

The first workshop is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Encinitas Community Center. The second is scheduled to be held at City Hall at the same time March 1.

Climate action plans are state-mandated documents that show how a jurisdiction will lower its greenhouse gas emissions over time through changes in policy, projects and other programs.

The city adopted its first plan in 2011, but officials said it has become outdated in a relatively short period of time.

In the new plan, the City will commit to implementing specific programs and projects aimed at reducing and mitigating the impacts of GHG emitting activities by targeted dates.  The new plan will be certified by the state’s Environmental Quality Act and will satisfy the law’s requirements for climate change analysis for new development.

For more information about the plan, visit the city website at encinitasca.gov/climate or contact Crystal Najera at (760) 943-2285.

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