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CivicSpark Case Study: Energize Fresno
Local Government Commission; City of Fresno; Fresno Metro Ministry; CALSTART. 2018
Energize Fresno is a new initiative to develop a blueprint for an “Energy Opportunity Zone” in a focused area in Fresno. Energize Fresno will catalyze innovation in advanced energy infrastructure while also reducing costs for residents
and businesses on energy, identifying funding opportunities, improving health for the local community, and creating new economic opportunities. Ultimately, the blueprint will become a model for other communities across the state that can be replicated, promoting further investments and awareness of advanced energy technologies.
Gateway Cities Council of Governments Climate Action Planning Framework
Gateway Cities Council of Governments. 2018
The Gateway Cities Council of Governments (COG) prepared a regional Climate Action Planning Framework to assist jurisdictions in developing a local Climate Action Plan (CAP) to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and prepare for climate
change impacts. Development of the CAP Framework was funded by a Local Government Challenge grant from the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission), and a Sustainability Planning Grant from the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). The project launched in August 2017 and was completed in December 2018. The project deliverables are accessible via the CAP Framework Dashboard and include the following tools and resources: Individual Community GHG Inventories, GHG Reduction Measure Toolkit, Emission Reduction Measure Templates, Adaptation Toolkit, Public Engagement Toolkit, Model Climate Action Plan Template, Guidance on the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and Funding.
OPC Spotlight: The Climate Science Alliance - South Coast
California Ocean Protection Council. 2018
The Climate Science Alliance brings together South Coast scientists and decision-makers to share scientific information for on-the-ground, ecosystem-based, climate resilience projects. The Alliance was formed to ensure that valuable scientific
information reaches decision-makers, and to coordinate research and integration into large-scale conservation actions. The Alliance provides information and assistance from scientists to support, promote, and connect climate adaptation with natural resource and local government planning and projects.
SB1 Case Study: San Francisco Bay Trail Risk Assessment and Project Prioritization Plan
East Bay Regional Park District. 2018
The East Bay Regional Park District Bay Trail Risk Assessment and Adaptation Prioritization Plan (“Project”) will build upon regional vulnerability assessments developed by Caltrans, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission,
and other agencies to provide detailed risk assessments of the segments of the San Francisco Bay Trail (“Bay Trail”) owned and/or managed by the East Bay Regional Park District (“Park District”). Through its community and stakeholder engagement strategy, the Project will complete an Adaptation Prioritization Plan to identify implementation and funding phasing strategies to guide Park District investments and improvement projects. The Project will evaluate adaptation strategies and prioritize projects based upon the sea level rise (“SLR”) risk and timing, coupled with Project co-benefits to protect infrastructure, habitat, and provide resilient non-motorized commuter and recreational corridors. The Project begins October 2018 and a final Plan will be published February 2021.
SB1 Case Study: Chumash Climate Change Transportation Vulnerability Assessment
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Environmental Office. 2018
The main goal of the project is to develop a climate change vulnerability assessment of the transportation system to resources of cultural and traditional significance to the Chumash people. Through research, education, outreach, and surveys
from the various bands of Chumash, specific areas of importance will be identified. Climate change impact projections will be made to identify risks to Chumash sites and resources. Multimodal transportation routes will be mapped along with planned adaptation projects by Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and Regional Transportation Planning Agencies (RTPAs) to identify specific needs for protecting access for the Chumash to areas of Tribal importance.
SB1 Case Study: Sea Level Rise Adaptation Plan for Humboldt Bay Transportation Infrastructure
Humboldt County. 2019
The County of Humboldt, in collaboration with the City of Eureka and Humboldt County Association of Governments (HCAOG), will develop an Adaptation Plan to address flooding hazards associated with sea level rise in one of the most vulnerable
sub-watersheds of Humboldt Bay. The final deliverable will be an Adaptation Plan with an emphasis on stakeholder engagement, multi-benefit goals, best available scientific information, context-sensitive solutions, cost-effectiveness, and strategic planning. Innovative elements of the project include: evaluating the geomorphic setting and specific physical processes that are most likely to cause impacts; identifying a range of hazard scenarios and accounting for wind waves; performing a detailed evaluation of the range of potential impacts and consequences; and developing a tool for analyzing benefits and costs of adaptation projects. In addition, innovative project design concepts will be necessary to consider ecosystem values and comply with applicable laws and regulations. The plan will provide a model for interagency and public-private collaboration to address sea level rise impacts for other areas along Humboldt Bay and potentially other coastal areas.
SB1 Case Study: Transportation Project-Level Climate Adaptation Strategies for Sacramento Region
Sacramento Area Council of Governments. 2018
This project will identify areas of the Sacramento region and transportation infrastructure that are vulnerable to climate impacts, as well as transportation infrastructure and assets that are critical to the function of the transportation
network. The first component of the project is a vulnerability and criticality assessment of transportation assets, which will inform guidelines for prioritizing funding decisions. A second component is an assessment of the benefits and costs of asset-level climate adaptation strategies for various transportation projects and project types (e.g. bridges in floodplains).
SB1 Case Study: Truckee Climate Adaptation, Community Resilience, and Sustainable Transportation
Town of Truckee. 2018
As Truckee (“Town”) begins a General Plan update this year, it will develop a vulnerability assessment to identify the risks of climate change to the community and guide the creation of adaption goals, policies and actions. The assessment’s
outcome will inform community workshops, adaptation strategies for the general plan, and a new, robust safety element meeting the requirements of SB 379. The process will include innovative public engagement involving stakeholders, special districts, and the public with an emphasis on reaching disadvantaged and transit-dependent community members. Through the General Plan process, the project will better allow the Town to integrate climate change impacts in its planning and investment decisions and meet state and local greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals.
CivicSpark Case Study: Urban Heat Island Reduction Plan
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. 2018
The Los Angeles County Climate Committee employed a consensus-oriented decision-making process and continual feedback from its member departments to craft a suite of strategies aimed at reducing the urban heat island effect. The result aims
to be an action-oriented, practical plan that provides a blueprint for how County departments can work together to reduce Los Angeles County’s urban heat island effect. The Urban Heat Island Reduction Plan (Plan) outlines four strategies for addressing the urban heat island: Cool Roofs, Trees, Green Space, and Cool and Permeable Pavements.
FireSmart Lake Sonoma
Ag Innovations and Sonoma Water. 2018
In May 2017, Ag Innovations and Sonoma Water applied to PG&E’s Resilient Communities Better Together Program to organize the landowners, organizations, tribes and public agencies who live and work in the Lake Sonoma watershed to explore
strategies for fire resiliency in the watershed. The team conducted extensive outreach in the region and hosted four workshops in the Lake Sonoma watershed to share information, concerns, ideas, and priorities and build capacity to tackle action to meet our challenges.