The Mayors’ Commission on Climate Change

A Green and Growing Capital Region

COVID-19 Update [April 15 Meeting Cancellation]

Dear Climate Commission Stakeholders,

We have determined that in light of the current challenging circumstances it is necessary to reevaluate the Mayors’ Climate Commission timeline.

We know all of you are impacted by COVID-19 and related business and school closures and the shelter in place mandates. Our community and our leaders are working at maximum capacity to address the many aspects of the COVID crisis.

In light of all this, we are canceling the April 15th Commission meeting.

That being said, climate change continues to be a crisis. The Commission has generated significant momentum, which we cannot afford to lose. And we are learning important lessons in real time about how quickly our society can actually reduce its carbon footprint.

Our next meeting is tentatively planned for the May 13 date. We will be in touch in the next few weeks with information about how to participate in the meeting and how to provide input. You can also check this website for updates, resources and engagement opportunities.

In the meantime our hearts go out to all of you in this difficult time.

Be well.

Anne Stausboll, Chair, Mayors’ Climate Commission

Kate Meis, Executive Director, Local Government Commission

We asked students at the University Climate Change Summit at Sacramento State to share their vision for a sustainable future in Sacramento and West Sacramento.

Here’s what they shared with us:

Mayor Darrell Steinberg, City of Sacramento

“By working together, we can accelerate and shape the transition to a clean energy economy that’s already occurring to ensure that it benefits our local businesses and residents. We can strengthen Sacramento’s position as a hub for investment in clean technologies and promote social equity and economic prosperity for all.”

Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, City of West Sacramento

“The City of West Sacramento is partnering with the City of Sacramento on this effort to provide input and feedback on climate policies that can not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions but promote our shared goals for equitable mobility and sustainable communities. We look forward to adding our perspective to this collective effort, resulting in strategies that can have a truly regional impact.”

Priority Sectors

To inform the work of the Commission, several Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) have been established, focusing on Built Environment, Mobility, and Community Health & Resiliency, as well as a new TAC on Finance. Each TAC, comprised of technical experts and community leaders, will develop and present recommendations for the Commission to consider. In addition to the TACs, a series of Equity and Business Roundtables will be conducted to support the Commission in its objective to advance social equity and economic prosperity.

Thank you to our generous sponsors for making this important effort possible.

Questions about the Mayors’ Commission on Climate Change?

Please contact Julia Kim at jkim@lgc.org.