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File #: 21-0369    Version:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Continued
File created: 3/2/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/4/2021 Final action: 5/4/2021
Title: Department of Transportation recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 027-2021 to designate three Green Zones as a part of the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) Green Means Go pilot program. (Cont. 4/13/2021, Item 20) FUNDING: N/A Staff requesting this matter be Continued off calendar.
Attachments: 1. 2A - Staff Memo Green Means Go April 2021.docx.pdf, 2. Public Comment Rcvd 4-30-2021 BOS 5-4-2021, 3. Public Comment Rcvd 4-29-2021 BOS 5-4-2021, 4. Public Comment Rcvd from 4-13-2021 to 4-28-2021, 5. A - Green Zone Narratives 1, 2, and 3, 6. B - El Dorado County Green Zone Proposal Map, 7. C - Resolution to Designate Green Zones, 8. D - Counsel Approval, 9. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 04-13-2021 - A, 10. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 04-13-2021 - B, 11. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 04-12-2021, 12. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 05-03-2021, 13. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 5-4-21
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Department of Transportation recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 027-2021 to designate three Green Zones as a part of the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) Green Means Go pilot program. (Cont. 4/13/2021, Item 20)

FUNDING: N/A

Staff requesting this matter be Continued off calendar.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
Our region faces an ambitious state-mandated per capita greenhouse gas reduction target of 19 percent by 2035 per the Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy, which was adopted on by the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) on November 18, 2019. SACOG and local governments must work in partnership with the State to support new and innovative housing and transportation projects that will help the region and the state achieve climate goals.

Green Means Go is a multi-year pilot program created by SACOG to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the six-county Sacramento region, as required under the Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act of 2008, also known as Senate Bill (SB) 375. The pilot program focuses on three key emission reduction strategies which include accelerating infill development, reducing vehicle trips, and promoting clean mobility options, in targeted areas, called Green Zones. For Green Means Go to be most effective, Green Zones need to be in areas where new growth is planned and is supported by local policies and actions so that the efforts to accelerate infill, travel choice, and electrification all have potential to be complementary strategies.

Green Zones will be areas within El Dorado County where qualifying development or redevelopment projects will be eligible for funding should SACOG receive state funding leading up to the next Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (MTP/SCS) update.

The framework for establishing a Green Zone is centered around a locally led collaborative nomination process which ...

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