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City of Elk Grove

Beacon Participant Profile

The City of Elk Grove’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) was approved by the city council on February 27, 2019 as an update to the first CAP completed in 2013. The CAP serves as a plan for the reduction of GHGs consistent with state-recommended targets and serves as a programmatic tiering document for the purposes of CEQA. It outlines measures and actions to be undertaken as well as targets to be achieved in reducing the city’s climate impact. Local government is an important player in this area as land use, transportation, waste management and resource conservation decisions can play a key role in reducing GHG emissions. While the CAP was only adopted in 2019, there were some important foundational achievements during the period that will help set the stage for long-term success in reaching the outlined targets. Ensuring that the city forms are correct and the municipal code updated to reflect the measures and actions in the CAP are key to achieving the GHG reduction targets. Without these items being completed, the city would be unable to enforce the CAP with the development community.

About Elk Grove

  • Incorporated: July 1, 2000
  • Population: 153,015 (2010)
  • Location: Sacramento County
  • Elevation: 46 feet
  • Area: 42.24 square miles

Climate Action Activities

  • Climate Action Plan, updated December 2019
  • Affordable Housing Committee
  • Trails Committee
  • Diversity and Inclusion Commission
  • Bicycle, Pedestrian and Trails Master Plan

Climate Action Resources


Agency Energy Savings

Agency Natural Gas Savings

Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Sustainability Best Practice

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