Climate Action Plan Approved
The City Council approved Coronado’s Final Climate Action Plan on Tuesday, March 15, and directed staff to move forward with preparing a draft implementation plan for review and approval. The Final Climate Action Plan can be found under the Documents tab on this page. The plan is aspirational and outlines ways the City can reduce greenhouse gas emissions within the City to support the state’s strategy. The plan documents current and ongoing sustainability efforts, and provides a roadmap to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the future. The Council asked staff to also bring back information on a program that permits cities, counties, and other authorized entities, to purchase and generate electricity for residents and businesses located within the boundaries of their jurisdiction. Coronado has a long history of implementing sustainability practices, including constructing green buildings, conserving water, developing a bike and pedestrian friendly community, along with other environmentally friendly practices. Reduction measures may include promoting rooftop solar installations, increased use of electric vehicles and charging stations, expanded or improved public transit and implementation of the City's Active Transportation Plan improvements. The community participated along the way by providing comments online or at any of three public workshops on how the community could reduce its carbon footprint. City staff aims to present a draft implementation plan with recommendations, related costs and benefits by this summer.