Climate Action & Adaption Plan

On July 1, 2022, after three years of preparation, the city released its draft Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) and has given the public 30 days to comment with comments due July 31. Click for the plan
Tell the City to: 1) protect urban open space and trees and 2) restrict upzoning and densification projects.

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To: Sacramento Planning Department, Mayor and City Council

The recently released preliminary Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) must be revised to:

▪ Protect urban open space and trees that are critical in addressing climate action and ensuring livability in Sacramento because they sequester carbon, reduce energy use needed for cooling, provide street shade conducive to biking and walking, improve water quality, improve air quality and provide habitat.

▪ Restrict upzoning and densification projects, including in existing single family neighborhoods. Creating a right to densification in R-1 zones that allows for cutting down trees to build ADUs, duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes will both eliminate yard space that supports carbon sequestration and recharges ground water AND create holes in the city’s tree canopy, especially when such projects are clustered, creating urban heat islands.

Send your message to these emails: GSandlund@cityofsacramento.org, JVenema@cityofsacramento.org, LAtalla@cityofsacramento.org, CAP@cityofsacramento.org, publiccomment@cityofsacramento.orgMayorSteinberg@cityofsacramento.orgaashby@cityofsacramento.orgSloloee@cityofsacramento.org, jsharris@cityofsacramento.orgkvalenzuela@cityofsacramento.orgjschenirer@cityofsacramento.orgeguerra@cityofSacramento.orgrjennings@cityofsacramento.orgdistrict8@cityofsacramento.org, SaveSacramentoNeighborhoods@gmail.com 

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Message to the Sacramento Mayor and City Council

To: Sacramento Planning Department, Mayor and City Council

The recently released preliminary Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) must be revised to:

▪ Recognize that urban open space and trees are critical in addressing climate action and ensuring livability in Sacramentobecause they sequester carbon, reduce energy use needed for cooling, provide street shade conducive to biking and walking, improve water quality, improve air quality and provide habitat.

▪ Call for the restriction of upzoning and densification projects, including in existing single family neighborhoods. Creating a right to densification in R-1 zones that allows for cutting down trees to build ADUs, duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes will both eliminate yard space that supports carbon sequestration and recharges ground water AND create holes in the city’s tree canopy, especially when such projects are clustered, creating urban heat islands.