City of Paramount Develops Draft of First Climate Action Plan

The City of Paramount has developed a draft of its first-ever Climate Action Plan (beginning on page 247), which outlines strategies to meet the State’s greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals and creates a roadmap to follow as Paramount continues to advance its sustainability efforts.

“Ensuring a clean, safe and sustainable environment is a top priority for the City,” said Paramount Mayor Brenda Olmos. “I am excited that we will now have a plan delineating our commitment to mitigating future climate change risks while protecting our community members’ health and quality of life.”

City staff shared the draft Climate Action Plan during the City Council meeting on May 18, 2021, and announced a series of virtual community outreach events to gather public feedback on the plan. Paramount residents are invited to the following events:

Draft Climate Action Plan – Virtual Community Outreach Event #1

May 27, 2021, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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Draft Climate Action Plan – Virtual Community Outreach Event #2 (Spanish translation available)

June 1, 2021 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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“I encourage Paramount residents to participate in these upcoming virtual events and share their feedback about the City’s environmental goals,” said Paramount Public Works Director Adriana Figueroa. “We all have an important role to play when it comes to the current and future environmental sustainability of our community.”

The draft Climate Action Plan is designed to ensure that Paramount does its part to meet the State of California’s goal of GHG emissions at 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030, which was established by Senate Bill 32. Completion of the first draft of Paramount’s plan is due in part to the City’s participation in the pilot program BOOST, created by the Institute for Local Government with funding and support from the Strategic Growth Council.

Consultant Environmental Science Associates (ESA) developed emission reduction strategies based upon input from residents and community stakeholders. They posted a Climate Action Plan community survey on the City’s website and social media accounts, with more extensive follow-up interviews conducted with several stakeholders. The plan also prioritizes strategies and actions that support local economic development by creating new jobs, boosting existing and new local green businesses, reducing energy costs, increasing energy security, and reducing traffic congestion.

The City and ESA will be gathering public comments on the draft Climate Action Plan at the previously mentioned virtual events before the final Climate Action Plan is brought to the City Council for adoption in July. 

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