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City of Chula Vista

Beacon Participant Profile

“Working with ICLEI and The Climate Registry, the Conservation Division coordinates implementation of the City’s Climate Action Plan and monitors the City’s progress by performing annual emission inventories. Chula Vista was the first public agency in San Diego County to receive the “Climate Action Leader” designation from the California Climate Action Registry and the “Climate Registered” designation from The Climate Registry.” -City of Chula Vista

About Chula Vista

  • Incorporated: November 28, 1911
  • Population: 231,305 (2008)
  • Location: 7 miles south of downtown San Diego in San Diego County
  • Elevation: 69 feet
  • Area: 50 square miles

Climate Action Activities

Climate Action Resources


The Beacon Award program is sponsored by the Institute for Local Government and the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative. SEEC is an alliance between three statewide non-profit organizations and California’s four Investor-Owned Utilities funded by California utility ratepayers and administered by Southern California Gas Company, San Diego Gas & Electric Company, Pacific Gas and Electric Company and Southern California Edison, under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission

Case Story

City of Chula Vista – Land Use & Community Design Program to Address Climate Change

Chula Vista adopted measures aimed, in part, at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in new development. The measures emphasize compact neighborhood development, building-specific energy measures for new communities, as well as comprehensive project design criteria to reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout the community.

Case Story

City of Chula Vista – Commercial Recycling Program to Address Climate Change

Chula Vista’s active education and technical assistance program to promote business compliance complements the city’s mandatory recycling ordinance, thus making it easier for businesses to comply.

Case Story

City of Chula Vista’s Free Resource & Energy Business Evaluations

A best practice case study developed by Pat Stoner, Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Coordinator. Click here to download the document.