Climate Action Plan Update

Background: City of La Mesa Climate Action Plan

The City of La Mesa adopted the Climate Action Plan (CAP) in March 2018, affirming its commitment to environmental sustainability. The CAP establishes a long-range roadmap to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the categories of energy, transportation, solid waste, water, and green infrastructure.  It guides which implementation activities the City prioritizes in order to mitigate the effects of climate change, supporting La Mesa's vision of a safe, healthy community. Visit the Climate Action Plan webpage for a more detailed overview of La Mesa's CAP.

Climate Action Plan Update

As specified by the current Climate Action Plan, the City will amend the CAP 5 years after adoption to adjust targets and re-evaluate priorities. A key component of the CAP update is community input. The City is seeking feedback from residents on actions the City can implement to reduce community-wide greenhouse gas emissions. To facilitate these discussions, the City is hosting a series of three workshops to provide a platform for residents to contribute ideas and feedback for future priorities and programming.

Community Open House: Climate Action Plan Update

The City of La Mesa is conducting an update to the Climate Action Plan (CAP) and is seeking resident and community input on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Helix Charter High School – Library at 4200 Lowell Street.  This is the second of three community workshops at which we’ll dive into draft changes to CAP targets, measures, and actions.   Participants will also be able to provide input on implementation activities and priorities for CAP programs and projects.  Together, we’ll explore the many different ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Please come share your ideas and learn how you can stay involved!  For additional information contact the Environmental Services Division at or 619.667.1166

CAP Update Workshop 2

Online Survey

The City of La Mesa is updating the Climate Action Plan (CAP) and is seeking your input by filling out a brief online survey. The CAP was adopted in 2018 and is a roadmap of actions the City can take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in La Mesa from transportation, solid waste, energy, water, and green infrastructure.  The CAP Update will reflect the City’s progress to reduce emissions, evaluate new targets, and consider new actions the City can take.  Your valuable feedback will help develop effective strategies to address climate change in the La Mesa community.  Estimated time to complete the survey is 5-10 minutes. 

The survey is also available in a paper version to download, print, and send to the City or as a fillable PDF.  Surveys can be submitted by email to or can be dropped off or mailed to: City of La Mesa Engineering Department, 8130 Allison Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942

CAP Update Survey

Climate Action Plan Update Interest Form

Please fill out the form if you are interested in attending future Climate Action Plan (CAP) Update workshops and to receive surveys and information throughout the CAP update process.

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Upcoming Events

Second Climate Action Update Workshop: October 25, 2023 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Helix Charter High School Library

Third Climate Action Plan Update Workshop: TBD

Past Events

First Climate Action Plan Update Workshop

Wednesday May 3, 2023
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center (8450 La Mesa Blvd)
Free parking is available

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