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File #: 22-696    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Multi-Item Status: Passed
File created: 7/12/2022 Departments: OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action: 9/13/2022
Title: Recommendation to: A) Adopt a resolution adopting the Final Initial Study - Negative Declaration for the 2022 Draft San Mateo County General Plan Climate Element and the 2022 Draft Community Climate Action Plan; and B) Adopt a resolution adopting the 2022 Draft San Mateo County General Plan Climate Element, replacing the existing General Plan Energy and Climate Element, and adopting the 2022 Draft Community Climate Action Plan.
Attachments: 1. 20220802_r_Resolution - Negative Declaration for the 2022 Draft San Mateo County General Plan Climate Element & 2022 Draft CCAP, 2. 20220802_r_Resolution Adopting the 2022 Draft San Mateo County Climate Element, Replacing Existing Energy & Climate Change Element, & Adopting the 2022 CCAP, 3. 20220802_att_Final Initial Study-Negative Declaration, 4. 20220802_att_Draft Community Climate Action Plan Executive Summary, 5. 20220802_att_Draft Community Climate Action Plan, 6. 202200802_att_2022 Draft Community Climate Action Plan Highlights, 7. 20220802_att_Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Technical Appendix, 8. 20220802_att_2022 Draft San Mateo County General Plan Climate Element
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Carolyn Bloede, Director, Office of Sustainability
Subject: Adoption of the 2022 Draft Community Climate Action Plan and 2022 Draft San Mateo County General Plan Climate Element

RECOMMENDATION:
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Recommendation to:

A) Adopt a resolution adopting the Final Initial Study - Negative Declaration for the 2022 Draft San Mateo County General Plan Climate Element and the 2022 Draft Community Climate Action Plan; and

B) Adopt a resolution adopting the 2022 Draft San Mateo County General Plan Climate Element, replacing the existing General Plan Energy and Climate Element, and adopting the 2022 Draft Community Climate Action Plan.

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BACKGROUND:
Climate change is already affecting San Mateo County. Impacts such as more frequent heat waves, wildfire, drought, and flooding are felt most acutely by our communities' most vulnerable members, children, older adults, and historically underserved neighborhoods. The Board of Supervisors has demonstrated ongoing leadership in tackling these critical impacts on communities.
In June 2013, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors amended the General Plan by adding Chapter 17, the Energy and Climate Change Element, adopted the Energy Efficiency Climate Action Plan, and certified the Environmental Impact Report (Resolution No. 20130604). The 2013 Energy Efficiency Climate Action Plan established a greenhouse emissions reduction goal that was consistent with California State Assembly Bill 32, passed in 2018, to achieve 1990 emissions levels by 2020. The County reached this goal in 2017 as a result of establishing Peninsula Clean Energy and implementing other leadership actions.
In June 2017, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution No. 20170627 affirming the Paris Climate Accords and committed to the necessary greenhouse gas emissions reductions necessary to slow global climate change. ...

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