On January 8, 2020, the City of Santee certified the Final Program Environmental Impact Report ("EIR"), adopted Findings of Fact and a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program, and adopted the Sustainable Santee Plan ("SSP"). The Final EIR concludes that any potentially significant impacts of the project would be reduced to less than significant with the implementation of mitigation measures. The SSP is the City of Santee's qualified greenhouse gas ("GHG") emissions reduction plan under Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations, section 15183.5. The SSP meets State GHG emission reduction targets in Assembly Bill 32 and Senate Bill 32 as well as Executive Order S-3-05. Overall, the SSP would reduce the City's communitywide GHG emissions 40 percent below 2005 emissions by 2030, and 49 percent below 2005 emissions by 2035. In addition, in compliance with the California Air Resources Board 2017 Scoping Plan Update, the SSP would reduce communitywide emissions below 3.8 MT CO2e per capita by 2030. The SSP describes the baseline GHG emissions produced in the City and projects GHG emissions that could be expected if the SSP is not implemented. The SSP contains communitywide reductions measures applicable to existing and new development, as well as municipal reduction measures, demonstrating compliance with State reduction targets. It also includes adaption measures, an emissions tracking tool, an annual reporting process,
inventory updates, and continued refinement of target setting to keep pace with the long-term State goal found in Executive Order B-55-18 of carbon neutrality by 2045.