Community workshops for Placer Sustainability Plan set for April

Published on April 02, 2018

Placer County is in the process of developing a sustainability plan, outlining ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and manage climate risks that threaten property value, natural resources and Placer quality of life. Two community workshops in April will offer a chance to learn about the plan’s purpose and goals and how to become involved in the planning process.

The plan inventories current sources of greenhouse gas emissions in unincorporated Placer County and will outline the county’s strategy to reduce them in a way that maximizes economic benefits from energy savings and operational costs, improves infrastructure and further benefits the county and community. Additionally, the plan is intended to provide a streamlined environmental review process related to GHG emissions analysis for land development projects.

It will also describe strategies to prepare the county and residents to reduce and adapt to the effects of climate risks like wildfire, drought and flood.

California law calls for reducing greenhouse gas emissions statewide to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.

During this early stage of the plan’s development, Placer planners are asking for input to help define the community values that will shape the plan’s recommendations and any other ideas for reducing emissions or improving climate resiliency. Placer expects to complete its sustainability plan in spring 2019.

The workshops will be held April 24 in Loomis and April 25 in Kings Beach. Both will begin with a presentation by county staff, with staff available afterward to answer questions and take feedback in an open-house style workshop. The presentation will include an explanation of the plan’s greenhouse gas inventory, completed in January.

Workshop details:

April 24, 6 - 8 p.m.
Loomis Veterans Memorial Hall
5945 Horseshoe Bar Road, Loomis, CA 95650

Kings Beach
April 25, 6 - 8 p.m.
North Tahoe Event Center
8318 North Lake Tahoe Boulevard, Kings Beach, CA 96143

More information on the plan is available. Those unable to attend the workshops can ask questions or email comments.