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City of Visalia

Beacon Participant Profile

“The City of Visalia has a vision to become a model green community for the San Joaquin Valley. With support from both City Management and the City Council, the City has enacted various projects, policies and regulations aimed at reducing GHG emissions over the years, as a means to demonstrate what can be accomplished by a proactive San Joaquin Valley.” – City of Visalia: Climate Action Plan, December 2013

About Visalia

  • Incorporated: 1874
  • Population: 124,442 (as of 2010)
  • Location: Central San Joaquin Valley along Highway 99, 40 miles south of Fresno and 70 miles north of Bakersfield.
  • Area: 36.266 square miles

Climate Action Activities

Climate Action Resources


Agency Energy Savings

  • Platinum Level, 70% (2019)
  • Gold Level, 11% (2015)

Agency Natural Gas Savings

Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Sustainability Best Practices

  • Gold Level (2015)
Case Story

Visalia Begins Innovative Upgrade to its Water Conservation Plant

The City of Visalia is in the process of a massive upgrade to its water conservation plant that will create an opportunity to support regional farmers and help sustain the city’s water resources.

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