CAP Annual Report
Last month the City released its inaugural Climate Action Plan Annual Report. Over the past 19 months Council, City staff, and YOU have been busy putting the CAP into action, with 24 of the 25 CAP measures already in progress or complete.
Our inaugural CAP Annual Report highlights progress since the CAP was adopted, and showcases efforts like our collaboration with the SDSU Sage program, which is sourcing ideas from students on zero waste, active transportation, and housing opportunities. The City also became a founding member of San Diego Community Power, an initiative that supports the City’s progress towards 100% renewable electricity. This effort alone accounts for 32% of our anticipated greenhouse gas reductions and is pivotal as we work towards our goals. City Council also proactively authorized accessory dwelling units to support efficient housing options for La Mesa residents.
Our progress doesn’t stop with City-led initiatives; implementation of the CAP is a community effort. The Environmental Sustainability Commission continues to advise the Council on key environmental issues, and the community remains heavily engaged in La Mesa’s progress forward. For instance, solar capacity in La Mesa now exceeds 26 MW of local clean energy thanks to residents and businesses proactively installing clean renewable energy.
The highlights in La Mesa’s first report represent just the start of our journey and the City remains excited to see all of the ways our community will continue to come together to create a thriving La Mesa for generations to come. You can read the full report on our website.