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City of National City

Beacon Participant Profile Ray Pe

“The Climate Action Plan (CAP) addresses climate change at the local level by focusing on the major sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the City and establishing a detailed long-term strategy to achieve GHG emissions reduction targets.  Implementation of the CAP will guide actions to reduce the City’s contribution to climate change and will support State emission reduction targets.  The CAP serves as the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) threshold of significance for climate change by which development will be reviewed.” – National City Climate Action Plan

About National City

  • Incorporated: 1887
  • Population: 58,582 (2010) 
  • Location: 7 miles south of downtown San Diego in San Diego County
  • Area: 9.116 square miles

Climate Action Activities

Climate Action Resources


Agency Energy Savings

Agency Natural Gas Savings

Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Sustainability Best Practices

  • Gold Level (2015)
  • Platinum Level (2016)

Planning for Healthy and Sustainable Communities:
National City Offers a Model

This ILG article highlights the comprehensive planning approach National City used to address community environmental and health concerns. Requiring broad public engagement and cross-sector collaboration allowed National City to successfully apply for  $9.2 million dollars in Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities grant funds from the State of California.

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