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Wed Dec 16, 2015, 02:24 PM Dec 2015

San Diego City Council Passes Historic Climate Action Plan [View all]

San Diego City Council Passes Historic Climate Action Plan

“Our environment is essential to our quality of life. That’s why I am very proud that our new climate action plan will help our communities thrive and create the green jobs of tomorrow.” San Diego City Mayor Kevin Faulconer

Dec 15, 2015 (San Diego) The vote was 8 to 0, with one council member absent, That was District 7 representative Scott Sherman. This was not just historic, but was unanimous. The City of San Diego has adopted a historic climate action plan. The plan includes “five strategies for achieving the (Green House Gas) GHG reduction targets: Energy & Water Efficient Buildings, Clean & Renewable Energy, Bicycling, Walking, Transit & Land Use, Zero Waste, And Climate Resiliency.”

The road to this moment started 5 years ago in the state of the city address, when then Interim Mayor Todd Gloria, who replaced Bob Filner after he resigned, announced his intent to pursue this path. Newly elected mayor Kevin Faulconer adopted this as one of the policies to pursue after he was sworn in. Yesterday the Council delivered.

Faulconer told the assembled press, before the vote. “This was truly a collaborative and group effort.” This is the list of the environmental and some business groups that formed part of this coalition, according to Nicole Capretz of the Climate Action Campaign:

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Nice to hear! blindersoff Dec 2015 #1
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