Tomorrow, August 2nd, City Council will be meeting to review and adopt the City of San Diego’s Climate Action Plan Update. This special session of City Council will begin at 2 PM, and the Climate Action Plan Update is agenda item 330. You can find the full agenda here.
There are a few ways to take action:
- Send in your comments via this webform.
- Provide a comment during the meeting over Zoom. Don’t forget to “raise your hand” once agenda item 330 is introduced.
- If you’re feeling extra wild, attend the meeting in person to provide even more compelling testimony. City Council meetings are held at the City Administration Building, 202 C St, San Diego CA 92101, 12th floor.
The plan includes the “Resilient Infrastructure and Healthy Ecosystems” strategy, which helps the City prepare for the climate change hazards that pose a threat to our communities and wildlife, including sea level rise, flooding, drought, extreme heat and wildfires. The time is now to combat climate change; it would be detrimental if the City does not adopt and implement the Climate Action Plan quickly.
The City of San Diego is pledging to restore 700 acres of tidal wetlands as part of that strategy – that’s because of our advocacy! Mission Bay is one of the best habitats for sequestering carbon; tell the City to commit to 700 acres of tidal wetland restoration and start ReWild to get us there! The Climate Action Plan should include a separate commitment to restore riparian habitat, another highly impacted habitat that plays in an important role in storing and filtering water and supporting endangered wildlife.
The City’s Climate Action Plan Update is a good step forward, but the City must commit to restoring 700 acres of tidal wetland and then deliver 220 acres in the ReWild project. This is one of the best ways to fight climate change and protect our bays, beaches and coast!