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 Council Study Session: Draft Climate Action and Adaptation Plan 

On Monday, September 16, the Albany City Council will be reviewing the DRAFT Climate Action and Adaptation Plan during a Council Study Session

Council Study Session: 
Monday, September 16
6:30PM – 7:30PM 
1000 San Pablo Ave., Albany CA

The Council Study Session is open to the public. Members of the public may provide public comments to the Council during the Study Session, or prior to the Study Session. 

The DRAFT Climate Action and Adaptation Plan can be accessed here. 

How to provide comments on the Draft Climate Action and Adaptation Plan to Council for the Study Session: 

*All comments must be received prior to noon on September 16 in order to be provided to Council prior to the Council Study Session. 

Contact Method

All Council Members

Individual Council Members

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Email

Email citycouncil@albanyca.org
to send in comments regarding City Council agenda items or communication to all City Council Members.

Contacts for Individual Council Members are listed on the City Council webpage.

Please email all City Council Members when commenting on Council agenda items.

 

Mail via USPS

Albany City Council
c/o City Clerk
1000 San Pablo Avenue
Albany, CA 94706

Albany City Council
Attn: Council Member _______
1000 San Pablo Avenue
Albany, CA 94706

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If you do not want your information to be public:

Deliver communication (without your contact information) to City Hall (1000 San Pablo Ave.) in-person or mail via U.S. Postal Service.

Note: You will not be contacted with a response.

Deliver communication (without your contact information) to City Hall (1000 San Pablo Ave.) in-person or mail via U.S. Postal Service.

Note: You will not be contacted with a response.

 

Please Note:

  • Per City Council Policy, communications received by the City Clerk prior to noon on the day of a Council meeting shall be duplicated, by the City Clerk's Office, and submitted to the Council at the meeting (if related to an item which is on the agenda for that meeting).
  • Communications submitted at the City Council meeting or thereafter will be included in the public viewing binder and in the Clerk's Office the day following the meeting.
  • Correspondence received will also be posted to the City's website along with the meeting agenda.
  • Communications received are public records. Public records will become part of the City's electronic records, which are accessible to the public by request per Public Records Act.

If you have any questions or concerns about the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, please contact Elizabeth Carrade at: 

ecarrade@albanyca.org  |  (510) 528-5762 

 

Vision

Through the Albany City Council’s Strategic Vision, we are committed to maintaining Albany’s small-town ambiance, responding to the needs of a diverse community, promoting business vitality, and fostering a safe, healthy, and sustainable urban village. Part of the effort of preserving Albany’s unique character includes ensuring long-term sustainability and resilience from climate change and its effects. As a result, in 2017, City Council included advancing climate action through implementation and evaluation of an updated climate action plan in its Strategic Plan.

Background

In June 2006, the City of Albany committed to becoming a member of ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability and participating in the Alameda County Climate Protection Project (ACCPP). As part of the project, the City conducted a baseline Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory, set a community-wide emissions reduction target, and developed its first Climate Action Plan (CAP). In 2017, City Council adopted Resolution No. 2017-48, supporting the Paris Climate Agreement and joining the Climate Mayors organization. Additionally, the City’s General Plan includes ambitious emissions reductions goals of 60% by 2035, and net zero emissions by 2050.

 GHG targets

CAP 1.0: 25% Reductions Goal

Albany’s first Climate Action Plan (CAP 1.0), comprised of policies and measures to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat global climate change, was adopted by City Council in 2010. The CAP committed Albany to 25% greenhouse gas reductions by 2020, and focused emissions reductions strategies on building energy efficiency, transportation and land use, waste reduction, green infrastructure, water conservation, and food and agriculture.

The City’s CAP 1.0 is relatively complete, with 76 of 86 measures completed, in progress, or ongoing as of March 2018. Successful CAP programs have included commercial and residential energy efficiency partnerships, municipal building upgrades and LED streetlights, implementation of the City’s Active Transportation Plan and Safe Routes to School Program, and execution of several land use and waste reduction policies. The remaining 11 CAP measures have been deemed no longer applicable for a variety of reasons, including duplication with state or regional measures, responsibility of a different agency, or cost-effectiveness.

The City began writing CAP 1.0 ten years ago, when climate action planning was at its infancy. The field has developed substantially since then, and CAP 1.0 no longer reflects new priorities, trends, and emerging technologies. The City of Albany is preparing to take further action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the City by developing a new Climate Action Plan.

CAP 2.0: Carbon Neutrality 

In 2018, City Council approved the proposal to begin development of the City’s second climate action plan (CAP 2.0). This new plan will aim to meet the City’s new reductions targets by focusing on innovative and bold policies that address deep decarbonization principles, and prepare Albany for the local effects of climate change. 

A warming climate will bring changes that will greatly affect our natural environment. A new climate mitigation and adaptation plan will help mitigate the harmful effects of climate-induced sea level rise, extreme weather events, and other natural hazards. The planning process will consider the sustainability impacts of each suggested measure, including impacts on social equity and the local economy.

What can you do? 

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Join the Carbon-Free Albany Challenge and take actions to reduce your own carbon footprint. 

Carbon-Free Albany is an interactive one-stop-shop where residents can obtain information and resources to help them reduce their carbon emissions, track their progress, and see what their neighbors and other community members are doing to go carbon-free.

With Carbon-Free Albany, residents can take meaningful action to reduce their own carbon footprints, bring the City of Albany closer to its carbon emissions reduction targets, and help staff achieve measures outlined in the updated Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. Together, we can ensure that the City of Albany is carbon-free by 2050. 

Sign up today at carbonfreealbany.org

If you have any questions about Carbon-Free Albany, or the City's Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAP 2.0), please contact Elizabeth Carrade at ecarrade@albanyca.org

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