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County Supervisors OK Developing New Climate Action Plan



The San Diego County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Wednesday to develop a new climate action plan that focuses on accomplishing zero carbon emissions within 15 years, helping communities with environmental challenges such as poor air quality and supporting a "green" economy.

The board directed Chief Administrative Officer Helen Robbins-Meyer to create the plan with public input, in the form of hearings. Robbins-Meyer was directed to update the board on a monthly basis during the development process.

Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer, who proposed the new plan with board Chairman Nathan Fletcher. said the county "should give the climate emergency the urgency it deserves."


Fletcher said that along with greenhouse gas emissions and equity, the county can realize a future with good green jobs and a reduction in vehicle miles for commuters. READ MORE