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City of Capitola

Beacon Participant Profile

The City of Capitola sits on the shores of the Pacific Ocean along Monterey Bay. Located just 35 miles southwest of San Jose and less than two hours’ drive from San Francisco, “Camp Capitola” began as a popular beachfront tourist destination. Today the City maintains those roots and has added a vibrant commercial district and several distinct residential neighborhoods. Nearly 10,000 people call Capitola home, and countless more visit to enjoy both its natural beauty and other attractions.

About Capitola

  • Incorporated: January 11, 1949
  • Population: 9,918 (2010)
  • Location: Monterey County
  • Elevation: 13 feet
  • Area: 1.68 square miles

Climate Action Activities

Climate Action Plan adopted 2015

Climate Action Resources


Beacon Award

Agency Energy Savings

Agency Natural Gas Savings

Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions

  • Platinum Level, 26% (2018)

Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Sustainability Best Practices

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