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City of SLO hears from public as it updates its Climate Action Plan

Posted: 9:04 PM, May 16, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-17 01:46:40-04

San Luis Obispo city leaders are addressing the climate and are working to update the city’s climate action plan.

Last year, the city council directed city staff to develop a plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035.

The first public workshop to update the climate action plan was held Thursday night.

The plan will identify solutions and provide guidelines for green energy, active and clean transportation, green buildings, zero waste, and open space.

On Thursday, community members shared what they are currently doing to reduce carbon emissions.

“There were a lot of really great suggestions of having some ideas for a bus line that can get from outside the airport down to downtown. There were some really good ideas on how our buildings can become more efficient and carbon-free in the future, and we are really excited about those,” said Chris Read, the Sustainability Manager for San Luis Obispo.

Additional workshops and events will be held in the coming months, and community members will have more opportunities to provide input on the plan.