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File #: ACT 22-046   
Section: Action Item Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: Council Sustainability Committee
Agenda Date: 5/9/2022 Final action:
Subject: Climate Action Plan and Environmental Justice: Considerations for New General Plan Policies and Programs - Information and Discussion
Attachments: 1. Attachment I Staff Report, 2. Attachment II CAP Mural Board Responses, 3. Attachment III EJ Workshop 1 Mural Board Responses, 4. Attachment IV Hayward EJ Draft Policy Framework

DATE:      May 9, 2022

 

TO:           Council Sustainability Committee

 

FROM:     Director of Public Works                     

                     Deputy Director of Development Services

                     

SUBJECT                     

Title                      

 

Climate Action Plan and Environmental Justice: Considerations for New General Plan Policies and Programs - Information and Discussion                                                             

 

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RECOMMENDATION

Recommendation

 

That the Council Sustainability Committee (CSC) reviews and comments on this report and provides direction to staff.

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SUMMARY

 

The City is in the process of updating its Climate Action Plan (CAP) to establish policies and programs needed to meet greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets adopted by Council. The CAP, part of the Hayward 2040 General Plan, is being updated along with revisions to the Housing and Safety Elements of the General Plan. This report also presents a draft policy framework for a new Environmental Justice Element of the General Plan.  This report provides an update on the project, community engagement strategies, and next steps. The City is working with Rincon Consultants to forecast GHG emissions and develop policies and programs that will help reduce community-wide emissions. Staff will continue engaging with community stakeholders to ensure that all policies in the CAP are equitable and align with community needs.

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment I     Staff Report

Attachment II    CAP Mural Board Responses

Attachment III   Environmental Justice Workshop 1 Mural Board Response

Attachment IV   Hayward Environmental Justice Draft Policy Framework