Climate Action Plan


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Santa Barbara
Document Title
Climate Action Plan
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Citywide General Plan - residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, open space

Document Description
Note: Ref SCH # 2009011031 The Santa Barbara Climate Action Plan, June 2012 Draft, addresses climate change issues for the City of Santa Barbara in the period to the year 2030, per directives of the Santa Barbara General Plan, AB 32, and SB 375. The CAP provides an updated community greenhouse gas inventory and forecasts (refined from the initial work provided in the General Plan Program EIR), which demonstrate how the City will meet State AB 32 and SB 375 greenhouse gas emissions target for 2020 and 2035. The CAP identifies strategies for City government and communitywide greenhouse gas emissions reductions in the areas of energy efficiency, renewable energy, travel and land use, vegetation, waste reduction, and water conservation. Potential climate changes are identified (increased heat, reduced rainfall, sea level rise, etc.) and strategies identified to plan for adaptation to climate change in the areas of emergency preparedness and public health; wildfire, flooding; and water quality; coastal vulnerability; public services; biological resources; and local economies. The majority of strategies are from the General Plan update adopted December 2011. The Addendum to the Program EIR (SCH 2009011031 for General Plan update) documents reduced climate change effects based on refined analysis in the CAP. The Addendum together with the Program EIR constitute CEQA compliance for the Climate Action Plan.

Contact Information
Barbara Shelton
City of Santa Barbara, Community Development Department
Lead/Public Agency
530 Garden Street PO Box 1990
Santa Barbara, CA 93102-1990

Phone : (805) 564-5470 x4467


34°25'"N 119°41'"W
Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
citywide plan
Total Acres
Parcel #
citywide plan
State Highways
Hwy 154, 225, 144, 217, US 101
Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara USD, UCSB, City College
Pacific Ocean, Mission, Sycamore, Arroyo Burro Creeks

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Local Action
Climate Action Plan
Project Issues
Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Coastal Zone Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Hydrology/Water Quality Public Services Solid Waste Transportation Vegetation Wildfire Wildlife GHG reduction and adaptation to climate change
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects California Coastal Commission (CCC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT) California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB) Department of Water Resources Resources Agency California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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