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The Napa County Department of Planning, Building, and Environmental Services (PBES) has been working to develop a Climate Action Plan (CAP) for the County for several years.  The CAP is intended to quantify and reduce green house gas (GHG) emissions in unincorporated Napa County, and its adoption would implement an “action item” from the County’s 2008 General Plan Update.

A proposed CAP was recommended for adoption by the Planning Commission in early 2012 and later considered by the Board of Supervisors, who sent the document back for further review.  Among other things, the Board requested that the CAP be revised to better address transportation emissions, and to “credit” past accomplishments and voluntary efforts.  The Board also requested that the Planning Commission consider “best practices” when reviewing projects until a revised CAP can be prepared and adopted.   

The Commission’s current list of best practices was developed with stakeholder input during the spring of 2013 and can be found here. Project applicants are requested to consider these best practices and submit this checklist along with applications for discretionary approvals (e.g. use permits and use permit modifications).

In July 2015, a contract was awarded to Ascent Environmental to assist PBES staff in completing a CAP which addresses the concerns with the previous effort, is legally defensible, and meets all applicable State requirements. 

The first step will be to review and update existing information related to GHG inventory, methodology, and forecasts. 

Please see the project events, below, for times and location of public meetings. In addition to the formal public hearings before the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors, four community meetings are planned.

Interested members of the public are encouraged to attend or to contact Jason Hade at if they wish to provide their input or to be added to the interested parties notification list.


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Address:1195 Third St., Napa, 94559

Contact Information

David Morrison
(707) 253-4805

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