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City of Sand City

Beacon Participant Profile

Sand City seeks to balance fiscal responsibility with coastal stewardship. Nearly 80% of of its coastline is reserved for parks and open space, and yet the town draws nearly 50 thousand shopper daily to its local businesses. The city boasts a small desalination facility which allows the city to maintain its redevelopment efforts without depending on a sustainable regional water supply.

About Sand City

  • Incorporated: 1960
  • Population: 334 (2010) 
  • Location: located in Monterey County
  • Area: 2.92 square miles
  • Elevation: 72 feet

Climate Action Activities

Climate Action Resources


Agency Energy Savings

  • Silver Level, 6% (2017)

Agency Natural Gas Savings

Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions

  • Platinum Level, 23% (2017)

Sustainability Best Practices

  • Silver Level (2018)

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