Sustainability and Climate Action Plan Ad Hoc Committee

Purpose

The Sustainability and Climate Action Plan Ad Hoc Committee was formed by the City Council(PDF, 675KB) on April 19, 2021 to guide the development, implementation, communication, and future community engagement of the Sustainability and Climate Action Plan (S/CAP).

Meet the Ad Hoc Committee

  • Vice Mayor Pat Burt
  • Councilmember Alison Cormack

Upcoming Meetings

The Sustainability and Climate Action Plan Ad Hoc Committee meets monthly.

Watch and participate in meetings

Meetings are broadcast live online via Zoom.

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Members of the public who wish to participate in meetings can find instructions on the top and bottom of individual agendas or by clicking the drop-down below. To ensure participation in a particular item we suggest calling in or connecting 15 minutes before your item is scheduled to begin.

How to Participate in a Virtual Public Meeting

Members of the Public may provide public comments to teleconference meetings via email, teleconference, or by phone.

  1. Written public comments may be submitted by email to sustainability@cityofpaloalto.org.
  2. Spoken public comments using a computer will be accepted through the teleconference meeting. To address the Council, click on the link below to access a Zoom-based meeting. Please read the following instructions carefully.
    1. You may download the Zoom client or connect to the meeting in- browser. If using your browser, make sure you are using a current, up-to-date browser: Chrome 30 , Firefox 27 , Microsoft Edge 12 , Safari 7. Certain functionality may be disabled in older browsers including Internet Explorer.
    2. You may be asked to enter an email address and name. We request that you identify yourself by name as this will be visible online and will be used to notify you that it is your turn to speak.
    3. When you wish to speak on an Agenda Item, click on “raise hand.” The Clerk will activate and unmute speakers in turn. Speakers will be notified shortly before they are called to speak.
    4. When called, please limit your remarks to the time limit allotted.
    5. A timer will be shown on the computer to help keep track of your comments.
  3. Spoken public comments using a smart phone will be accepted through the teleconference meeting. To address the Council, download the Zoom application onto your phone from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and enter the Meeting ID. Please follow the instructions 2.1-2.5.
  4. Spoken public comments using a phone use the telephone number listed below. When you wish to speak on an agenda item hit *9 on your phone so we know that you wish to speak. You will be asked to provide your first and last name before addressing the Council. You will be advised how long you have to speak. When called please limit your remarks to the agenda item and time limit allotted.

 

Join the Conversation

We recently launched an on-line survey to help inform climate and sustainability conversations taking place with the S/CAP Ad Hoc Committee and City Council. We welcome your input through the Sustainability and Climate Action Plan Update Survey. This survey will remain open for the duration of the Ad Hoc Committee meetings, through April 2022. We encourage you to return to provide your feedback as you are able and as you learn about these topics through the Ad Hoc meetings.

Take the survey here

Meeting Materials

Date S/CAP Ad Hoc Topic  Meeting Info
 12/9/2021 Mobility

Share your feedback through the Sustainability and Climate Action Plan Update Survey or contact us at sustainability@cityofpaloalto.org

 11/4/2021 Electric Vehicles 

Questions posed at the meeting:
  1. What are your ideas on the best ways to encourage people to switch to an EV?
  2. What are your ideas on the best ways to encourage people to use alternative modes of transportation such as an e-Bike or e-Scooter? 
 10/14/2021 Non-Residential Building Electrification
Questions posed at the meeting:
  1. Other than the goals already proposed (S/CAP Goals and Key Actions(PDF, 704KB)), are there other intermediate goals that the City should consider for the non-residential building sector?
  2. What are some ways that the community can help to support non-residential building electrification?
  3. What are some ways that the City can acknowledge community business leaders who are electrifying their businesses? 
 9/9/2021 Residential Building Electrification
Questions posed at the meeting:
  1. In the Residential Building Electrification Overview(PDF, 223KB), we’ve outlined barriers to residential building electrification. What are your top three barriers?
  2. Does our draft Three-Year Work Plan(PDF, 239KB) address those barriers?
  3. What should the City’s top three priorities be for advancing residential building electrification? 
8/12/2021 Kick-Off Meeting