After receiving extensive feedback, ideas, and input from community members and stakeholders, the draft Climate Action and Resilience Plan (CARP) has been released and is available online for public review on www.planventura.com.
The City of Ventura’s CARP creates a roadmap aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and to prepare the community for potential impacts of climate change. This includes improving energy and water efficiency, reducing pollution, lowering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and adapting to a changing climate. The CARP also addresses State requirements of reducing GHG emissions 40% below 1990 levels per Senate Bill (SB) 32.
“The drafted CARP incorporated feedback from stakeholder meetings, public workshops, and surveys to develop a plan that reflects the values and vision of the community to address climate change and find effective solutions towards energy efficiency,” said Community Development Director Peter Gilli.
The City of Ventura currently has robust programs dedicated to energy efficiency and emissions reductions. Recently, the City established its Food Waste Recycling Program, in compliance of Senate Bill (SB) 1383, with the goal of diverting organic waste from landfills and reducing GHG emissions. Additionally, the City of Ventura works directly with local businesses and schools to improve resource efficiency and implement waste reduction practices.
The City of Ventura joined 29 other cities in offering clean, renewable energy by the Clean Power Alliance (CPA) in February 2018 to its residents. The City of Ventura also embarked on its Energy Action Plan to establish energy reduction targets, increase energy efficiency, and lower Greenhouse Gas emissions.
The draft CARP is available to review until December 12, 2022. Please submit comments through the contact form on the City’s General Plan website at www.planventura.com or share by email at [email protected].