Pasadena city council approves implementation of historic climate action plan

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“According to the Planning Department staff report, which was presented by Planning Department Director David Reyes and Senior Planner Anita Cerna, “Climate change presents Pasadena with both challenges and opportunities. During the past decade, Pasadena has pursued a variety of programs and policies that promote alternative modes of transportation, increase energy efficiency of new buildings, expand recycling, ban plastic bags and polystyrene products, and conserve natural resources to proactively reduce its carbon footprint and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.”

The climate action plan, as described in the staff report, sets forth a strategy that “builds upon existing programs and policies that address climate change, identifies where these existing efforts can be expanded.”

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