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Climate Action and Resiliency

Climate Action and Resiliency Division

For Immediate Release

Board of Supervisors to examine county’s response to climate change during August 29 public workshop

SANTA ROSA, CA | August 24, 2023

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors will host a workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 29 to review the county’s efforts to become carbon neutral by 2030 and mitigate the impacts of climate change.

The public is invited to view the 8:30 a.m. workshop live on Zoom or attend in person at the Board of Supervisors chambers, 575 Administration Drive, Santa Rosa.

Staff will present an update on work to implement the Climate Action and Resiliency pillar of the county’s Strategic Plan. The plan outlines a series of actions to ensure the community will continue to thrive in a changing climate. Its five goals include:

  • Invest in wildfire preparedness and resiliency strategies
  • Invest in the community to enhance resilience and become carbon neutral by 2030
  • Make all county facilities carbon free, zero waste and resilient
  • Maximize sustainability and emissions reductions in all county fleet vehicles
  • Maximize opportunities for mitigation of climate change and adaptation through land conservation work and land-use policies

Staff will also present a new report detailing greenhouse gas emissions from County of Sonoma operations since 2017 and a forecast of emissions by county operations in 2030. It explores how the county’s efforts to become carbon neutral could be impacted by state and federal climate policies to address climate change, and the effect of high-level strategies the county could implement to further reduce emissions.

During the workshop, the Board of Supervisors is expected to provide policy direction on development of a new climate resilience master action plan.

Residents and businesses will have an opportunity to provide ideas and feedback in the fall at a community town hall.

Following the workshop, staff with the county’s Climate Action and Resiliency Division will return to the Board of Supervisors in December with a set of alternatives to reach the county’s emission targets.

Media Contact:
Ted Appel, Communications Specialist
(707) 565-3040
575 Administration Drive, Suite 104A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403