August 8, 2015

Reports & Letters from CAC

Climate Action Plan Report Card 2016

Climate Action Campaign unveiled the inaugural edition of our annual Climate Plan Report Card, which grades the Climate Action Plan, or lack thereof, of all 19 San Diego municipalities in the region.  Only the City of San Diego—who received national accolades when it adopted a binding 100% clean energy Climate Plan last year—earned the coveted Gold designation.  Zero cities earned a Silver grade, while Del Mar, San Marcos and Carlsbad all took home the Bronze designation for their Climate Action Plans. Download the full 2016 Report Card here.

Orange County - Climate Plan Comment Letters

Community Choice Energy - Comment Letters

Climate Action Campaign letter to the County Board of Supervisors (2-10-17) supporting moving forward with a Community Choice Energy Feasibility Study as part of the County's Renewable Energy Plan, and to help implement the forthcoming Climate Action Plan. 

Climate Action Campaign and Sierra Club Comments (7-5-16) on the California Public Utilities Commission Draft Decision to Approve SDG&E's Plan for Unlimited Lobbying and Marketing Against Community Choice Energy

Climate Action Campaign and Sierra Club Letter (12-10-15)  to the California Public Utilities Commission Protesting SDG&E's Plan for Unlimited Lobbying and Marketing Against Community Choice Energy

State Policies & Legislation - Comment Letters

CARB Proposed SB 375 Targets - July 28, 2017 - CAC and partners submitted a letter to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) urging the agency to adopt aggressive GHG reduction targets for SANDAG greater than the 18% reduction targets SANDAG recommended. We called for targets as high as 25% but not less than 21%, to help facilitate the development of a 21st century transit system in our region. Read our joint letter here.

CARB 2030 Scoping Plan - April 10, 2017 - Climate Action Campaign submitted comments urging more stringent requirements for local governments to reduce GHG emissions with targets tailored for each locality. Read CAC's 4/10/17 Comment Letter on CARB's Scoping Plan.

AB 805 - SANDAG Accountability and San Diego-Area Transportation Reform - April 7, 2017 - CAC Support Letter. Read CAC's Support Letter for AB805 (April 7, 2017) 

CARB 2030 Scoping Plan  - January 27, 2017 - CAC and the San Diego Quality of Life Coalition submitted recommendations to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Draft SB 32 Scoping Plan - the state's plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030. See our group letter here: Quality of Life Coalition Letter re CARB 2030 Targets 01-27-17

CARB 2030 Scoping Plan -December 16, 2016 - CAC, ClimatePlan, and allies submitted comments on the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Draft SB 32 Scoping Plan - the state's plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030. Among other strategies, we advocated for a requirement for certain cities to have comprehensive Climate Action Plans. See our group letter here: CARB Final Comment Letter discussion draft 2030 scoping plan 12-16-16

SB 32 (Pavley) - Global Warming Solutions Act- July 27, 2016 - CAC urged the Assembly Appropriations Committee to support SB 32 (Pavley), which will preserve and expand California’s leadership in combatting climate change by providing a much needed follow up to the landmark Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32). By setting a new statewide target to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030, approval of SB 32 provides the necessary next step to stabilize our climate, foster a clean energy economy, improve air quality and protect the health and quality of life of all Californians for generations to come. Read CAC's Support Letter for SB 32 (7-27-16) here.

Budget Letters


City of San Diego FY18 Budget - CAC, San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, BikeSD, Circulate San Diego group letter to the San Diego City Council with recommendations to fund implementation of the City's Climate Action Plan, Downtown Mobility Plan, and Vision Zero in the City's FY17-18 Budget. Submitted 1/13/17. Download the letter here: FY2018 Budget Request_Climate Action Plan_VisionZero

REPORT - A New Climate for Transportation - 2015 Co-Authored by Climate Action Campaign and Circulate San Diego

This report reveals this disparity between the goals of  the City of San Diego's Climate Action Plan and the long-term transportation funding plan of SANDAG, our regional transportation agency. San Diego’s CAP aims to empower 50% of residents in urban areas near transit stops to commute by transit, walking, and bicycling by 2035. By contrast, SANDAG’s Regional Plan puts the City on a path to achieve only 15% of commutes on alternative transit in the same area.  Or, put another way, the City’s goals are over three-times greater than SANDAG’s. Our report calls on the region to work together to close the gap. Download the report here.

Land Use & Transportation

Community Plan Updates - Comment Letters

Northpark, Uptown, Golden Hill, and San Ysidro Community Plan Updates:

San Diego CAP Draft Consistency Criteria for Community Plan Updates:

  • Climate Action Campaign, Sustainability Matters, the Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation, StayCool4 for Grandkids, Dr. Bruce Bekkar, Joe LaCava, Jay Powell, and Gabriele Schubert jointly submitted this Group Letter to the Community Planners Committee (May 2016), asking for quantitative metrics and GHG models.

San Ysidro Community Plan Update

Midway and Old Town Community Plan Updates

Zero Waste - Comment Letters

County of San Diego - Strategic Plan to Reduce Waste

San Diego Bag Ordinance - Group Support Letter (May 2016)

Oceanside - CAC Landfill and Waste Letters

Puente Power Plant Letter to Governor Brown - March 16, 2016

March 16, 2016 - Twenty One organizations wrote Governor Brown express our strong support for the California Public Utility Commission’s proposed decision to suspend review of the proposed contract for the Puente gas plant and to request the Commission require Southern California Edison (“SCE”) to identify clean energy solutions to meet local capacity needs. Read the full letter here.

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