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City of Delano

Beacon Participant Profile

“The City is working on updating the General Plan to include Healthy Delano and Wellness Element, that will include improved connectivity between residential neighborhoods, schools, parks, recreation resources, and retail activity centers; facilitate the sitting of new grocery stores, community gardens, and farmers markets in underserved neighborhoods to increase access to healthy good, including fresh fruits and vegetables.” – City of Delano

About Delano

  • Incorporated: April 13, 1913
  • Population: 54,447
  • Location: Along Hwy 99 in Kern County about 30 miles north of Bakersfield
  • Elevation: 315 feet about sea level
  • Area: 13.4 square miles

Climate Action Activities

  • Kern County Energy Watch member
  • Greenhouse Gas Inventory, in process
  • HEAL Cities Campaign Participant
  • Southern California Edison’s Energy Leader Partnership Program Member
  • Established downtown Green District using Energy Efficiency Community Block Grant (EECBG) funds to conduct energy audits and provide enhanced delivery of energy efficiency services to residential and commercial facilities
  • Incorporated agricultural preservation as a key focus of its general plan update
  • Creating Sustainable Delano Element in the General Plan
  • Working to establish Green Business certification program
  • Installed a compressed natural gas (CNG) station at the City’s Corporation Yard, which is used by the city’s Delano Area Rapid Transit (DART) buses
  • Hosted two California Almond Sustainability Program workshops, March 2011

Climate Action Resources


Agency Energy Savings

Agency Natural Gas Savings

Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Sustainability Best Practices

Case Story

City of Delano Engages Residents in Healthy Planning

The fast growing City of Delano is collaborating with community partners to successfully engage a cross section of residents in the General Plan Update process, with a particular emphasis on public health and safety.

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