On December 16, 2020, the Board of Supervisors (BOS) adopted a Resolution declaring a climate emergency and directing the formation of a permanent Climate Emergency Mobilization Task Force.
On March 23, 2022, the BOS approved a resolution that set the Climate Emergency Mobilization Task Force compensation and composition, directed the Sustainability Manager to begin a public application process to fill member seats, and endorsed the guiding principles and scope of work. From April 12, 2022, through May 13, 2022, Sacramento County accepted applications for the Task Force. The Sustainability Manager is now in the process of interviewing qualified applicants.
Task Force Scope of Work
The overall mission of the Task Force is to provide input, guidance, oversight and assistance to the Sustainability Manager and to serve as an advisory body to the County. The Task Force is a partner and will be utilized to maximize the effectiveness of County staff efforts, particularly with regard to the equitable and inclusive sharing of ideas and public input.
The Task Force will provide expert and community advice on the mobilization of public and private resources necessary to implement a climate and sustainability plan that identifies and integrates current and future actions necessary to achieve an equitable, sustainable and resilient economy and transition to countywide carbon neutrality by 2030 and beyond.
The scope of work shall be framed upon the principles of equity and be conducted with urgency. It may include, but not be limited to the following:
- Input, guidance, oversight, and assistance in the development of a Climate Emergency Response Plan and how it should integrate with implementation of the County’s Climate Action Plan.
- Preparation of annual progress reports to the BOS regarding the work of the Task Force.
- Establishment and facilitation of Technical Advisory Sub-Committees as necessary to support the scope of work.
Other areas the Task Force may explore include:
- Input, guidance, oversight, and assistance in the refinement and implementation of the GHG reduction measures and adaptation strategies contained in the County’s Climate Action Plan.
- Input, guidance, oversight, and assistance in the identification of resources as well as funding necessary to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030 and any emergency actions necessary to meet the challenge.
- Input, guidance, oversight, and assistance in outreach to and coordination with Sacramento County farmers, ranchers, producers, businesses, and neighborhoods to identify the support necessary in conservation and regenerative practices that will reduce emissions and improve resiliency to extreme weather events. Such actions may include but are not limited to new emissions inventories, carbon and regenerative farming support and research, regional collaborations, transportation and land use analysis, equitable building electrification, and examination of water systems and solid waste emissions.
The operations of the Task Force will be supported by the Sustainability Manager with additional assistance from the Clerk of the Board staff.
Task Force members will be compensated $70.00 per meeting.