Finally, the City Council is scheduled on 16 December 2015 to review the Environmental Commission’s CCA report and recommendations. The report is available here: http://encinitas.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=7&clip_id=1186&meta_id=51592

The report gives an overview of existing California CCA’s, their advantages and disadvantages. and various mechanisms that Encinitas could employ should it decide to form its own CCA. It then recommends a few steps the City can take should it wish to further explore the CCA option.

The Council will vote on whether or not to approve the report, and whether to proceed with the recommendations. The main recommendation is to form a CCA Working Group (CCAWG) comprised of staff, recognized experts, concerned residents, and members of the business community.

EPIC has started to update the City’s Climate Action Plan; it did not need explicit Council approval. Currently, the outlook is to complete the update by Spring 2016.