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City of South Gate

Beacon Participant Profile

“The ‘Greening of South Gate’ was one of the top community priorities that came out of the General Plan update process. …South Gate citizens and the City Council embraced the vision of South Gate as a ‘green’ city in which trees, parks and open spaces are abundant, and the community pursues environmentally responsible development and policies.” – City of South Gate General Plan, Green City Element

About South Gate

  • Incorporated: 1923
  • Population: 98,434 (as of 2006)
  • Location: In Los Angeles County, 7 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles
  • Elevation: 120 feet above sea level
  • Area: 7.5 square miles

Climate Action Activities

Climate Action Resources


Silver Beacon Award (2015)

Agency Energy Savings

  • Gold Level, 12% (2013)

Agency Natural Gas Savings

  • N/A

Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions

  • Gold Level, 10% (2013)

Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions

  • Silver Level, 5% (2013)

Sustainability Best Practices

  • Platinum Level (2017)
  • Gold Level (2015)

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