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City Council Receives Presentations on Sea Level Rise Adaptation and Reducing Greenhouse Gases

Post Date:02/14/2020 3:00 PM

The City Council received presentations on adapting to sea level rise and reducing greenhouse gases at its meeting on Tuesday, February 11. Both issues have been prioritized by Mayor Susan Cleveland-Knowles for consideration during her term as mayor in 2020.

The sea level rise presentation was made by planners from the County of Marin. As part of the county's Marin Bay Waterfront Adaptation Vulnerability Evaluation (BayWAVE) project, regional planners are now reaching out to local cities and towns to help them develop adaptation strategies for the coming years. BayWAVE also recently completed an 82-page Adaptation Land Use Planning Guide for local governments.

The presentation on reducing greenhouse gases was made by representatives from the City's Sustainability Commission. The presentation provided an introduction to a proposed Low Emissions Action Plan (LEAP) to help achieve low carbon emissions within Sausalito as quickly as possible. Recommended actions include increasing the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, growing the ridership of public transportation, and encouraging residents to opt into the Deep Green program from Marin Clean Energy.

The City Council is expected to consider the adoption of the Low Emissions Action Plan at a future meeting. Recommendations from LEAP and BayWAVE will also be considered as part of the General Plan Update process now underway.

WATCH THE BAYWAVE PRESENTATION ON SEA LEVEL RISE ADAPTATION

WATCH THE PRESENTATION ON THE LOW EMISSIONS ACTION PLAN
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