Albany's Climate Action Plan Update: CAP 2.0
The City of Albany is working on an update to the Climate Action Plan that will bring the City closer to its long-term emissions reduction goals, and allow Albany to adapt to a changing climate. This Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, or "CAP 2.0", will focus on innovative and bold policies that address deep decarbonization principles.
The new Climate Action and Adaptation Plan will guide the City towards its emissions reduction goals outlined in the General Plan: 60% GHG reductions by 2035, and net zero emissions by 2050.
*Timeline is subject to change.
The City of Albany Climate Action Committee (formerly the Sustainability Committee) serves as a technical advisory committee regarding matters related to the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. The Climate Action Committee meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7:30PM at Albany City Hall. Meetings are open to the public.
The Plan represents the culmination of over a year long community engagement process. The City aimed to bring together the ideas of residents, businesses, stakeholders, property owners, staff, and various community groups to create a Plan that reflects and leverages the shared vision and momentum of the community.
The City of Albany conducted an initial survey of Albany residents in the Fall of 2018. The purpose of the survey was to gauge community priorities and interests, and to identify potential climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies to include in the CAP 2.0. The survey responses guided the CAP 2.0 planning process and the initial list of strategies.
The City held a Climate Action & Adaptation Community Workshop on January 16, 2019. View the staff presentation here.
The City conducted stakeholder meetings with businesses, green infrastructure and transportation experts, and landlords and property owners.
Public Comment Survey
The City designed a short survey to solicit community feedback about the draft Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. The survey can be accessed here.
Committee & Commission Presentations
City Staff will be presenting the draft Climate Action and Adaptation Plan to the following Committees and Commissions:
June 27 - Traffic & Safety Commission
July 2 - Social & Economic Justice Commission
July 10 - Planning & Zoning Commission
July 11 - Parks, Recreation & Open Space Commission
July 17 - Climate Action Committee
Public comment can be made at any of the Committee and Commission meetings above.
CAAP Email List
The City sends monthly email updates to a CAAP email list, consisting of community members who indicated that they were interested in receiving updates about the planning process. To sign up for the email list, email email@example.com.
Climate Action Committee
The public is encouraged to attend monthly Climate Action Committee meetings, during which there are opportunities for public comment on the CAAP planning process.
Public Review of the DRAFT CAAP and Public Comment Survey
The public comment period for the DRAFT 2019 Climate Action and Adaptation Plan is now closed. Public comments received during the public comment period are being analyzed and incorporated into the final version of the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan.
If you have any questions or concerns about the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, please contact Elizabeth Carrade at:
firstname.lastname@example.org | (510) 528-5762
Stay Up-to-Date on the Climate Action & Adaptation Plan Development Process:
Email email@example.com if you would like to be on the CAP 2.0 email list, and receive updates about CAP 2.0 development and opportunities to get involved.
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