In March 2018, the City of La Mesa affirmed its commitment to environmental sustainability when City Council adopted the Climate Action Plan (CAP). The CAP establishes a long-range roadmap to decrease energy and water waste, create safer streets for bikers and pedestrians, increase recycling, promote clean renewable energy, reduce vehicle trips, and increase the urban tree canopy. These efforts help drive down harmful emissions and support La Mesa’s vision of a community with a safe and healthy environment.
The CAP establishes two community-wide greenhouse gas reduction goals to inform the City's actions:
Figure 1: 2020 and 2035 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets
With input from the public, technical experts, and City staff, the CAP provides recommendations to reduce community-wide emissions and create a safer, healthier La Mesa. City staff are actively working to develop an Implementation Plan, as directed by City Council, to outline near-term priorities and actions.
The City is a member of the San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative, a regional forum for public agencies to share expertise and leverage resources to support climate action planning and implementation. Learn more about the programs and resources offered through the Climate Collaborative here.