Yesterday the Sacramento City Council adopted the New Building Electrification Ordinance! The Mayor and Councilmembers Valenzuela, Guerra, Harris, Schenirer, Vang, and Jennings voted to adopt the ordinance. This means: Building permit applications filed on or after January 1, 2023, for newly constructed buildings that are three stories or less to be all-electric buildings. Building permit […]
Written by Oscar B. Sacramento County’s draft Climate Action Plan pays only lip service to the County’s strong Climate Emergency Declaration, ignores its direction, and fails to provide other credible measures. The County won’t begin working on the Declaration’s 2030 carbon neutrality goal for at least three years! For specifics see this comparison of the CED and […]
Written by Oscar B. Climate Action Plans (CAPs) are legally enforceable plans detailing how a jurisdiction will meet California’s climate goals. Currently, Sacramento County, Sacramento City, West Sacramento, and Rancho Cordova are developing or updating CAPS. Additionally, Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, and Galt have adopted CAPs in the past which should be updated regularly. Local […]
Written by Kate W. **Update: The ordinance was adopted by City Council!** Show your support for the city’s ordinance to the phased-in mandate for all-electric new building construction, the opposition is fierce! On Tuesday 6/1, the Sacramento City Council will vote to adopt the new building electrification ordinance, one of the ‘Year One’ actions outlined […]
At a recent CAP stakeholders meeting, Sac County staff advised us they propose to submit the CAP for adoption as an “EIR-Addendum,” meaning the CAP would circumvent normal CEQA review for technical and legal adequacy. EIR addenda are used for minor changes to projects which were previously analyzed under CEQA, when the changes don’t affect […]
Written by Waverly H. III Saturday, April 24, 2021, was a great day for 350 Sacramento, working in partnership with the City of Sacramento. That morning, volunteers assembled at Morrison Creek on Franklin to pick up the garbage that was scattered across the levee. I was surprised by the turn-out; mothers and fathers came with […]
350 Sacramento’s Legislative Team enters the summer legislative season at the Capitol supporting a range of bills connected to climate change. We sifted among the dozens of candidates and took on 14 bills on which to advocate. For each of those, someone has volunteered to take charge of tracking, letter writing and testifying in support […]
Written by Sanju A. (and posted very late by Cat, but hey! It’s Earth month!) Global Recycling Day was on March 18th this year. Feeling inspired, I interviewed Kate Wilkins, an environmental scientist working on waste and recycling policy in California. I wanted to know more about common misconceptions about recycling, where our recycling products […]
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