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File #: 22-785    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Multi-Item Status: Passed
File created: 8/29/2022 Departments: OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY
On agenda: 10/18/2022 Final action: 10/18/2022
Title: Recommendation to: A) Adopt a resolution adopting the 2022 Draft San Mateo County General Plan Climate Element and adopting the 2022 Draft Community Climate Action Plan; and B) Adopt a resolution adopting the Final Initial Study - Negative Declaration for both the 2022 Draft San Mateo County General Plan Climate Element and the 2022 Draft Community Climate Action Plan.
Attachments: 1. 20220927_r_Resolution Adopting the 2022 Draft San Mateo County General Plan Climate Element, and Adopting the 2022 Draft Community Climate Action Plan.pdf, 2. 20220927_r_Resolution Adopting the Negative Declaration for the 2022 Draft San Mateo County General Plan Climate Element and the 2022 Draft Community Climate Action Plan.pdf, 3. 20220927_att_Final Initial Study-Negative Declaration.pdf, 4. 20220927_att_2022 Draft San Mateo County General Plan Climate Element.pdf, 5. 20220927_att_2022 Draft Community Climate Action Plan.pdf, 6. 20220927_att_2022 Draft Community Climate Action Plan Executive Summary.pdf, 7. 20220927_att_Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Technical Appendix.pdf, 8. 0013_1_20220927_r079230_Final Initial Study.pdf, 9. 0013_7_20220927_r079264_Resolution Adopting the 2022 Draft San Mateo County General Plan Climate Element, and Adopting the 2022 Draft Community Climate Action Plan.pdf
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, the 2022 Draft San Mateo County General Plan Climate Element, and the Final Initial Study - Negative Declaration

RECOMMENDATION:
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Recommendation to:

A) Adopt a resolution adopting the 2022 Draft San Mateo County General Plan Climate Element and adopting the 2022 Draft Community Climate Action Plan; and

B) Adopt a resolution adopting the Final Initial Study - Negative Declaration for both the 2022 Draft San Mateo County General Plan Climate Element and 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 including children, older adults, and historically underserved neighborhoods. The Board of Supervisors has demonstrated ongoing leadership in tackling these critical impacts on unincorporated communities.
In June 2013, the Board amended the San Mateo County General Plan for the County's unincorporated areas by adding Chapter 17, the 2013 Energy and Climate Change Element, which provides a high-level framework for reducing emissions (Resolution No. 072557). The Board also adopted the 2013 Energy Efficiency Climate Action Plan, which provides more detailed information about reducing emissions in unincorporated San Mateo County, and the certified the Environmental Impact Report (Resolution Nos. 072558 and 072556). 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 imple...

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