County Releases Draft 2030 Climate Action Plan

Public can provide comment and attend March 7 online workshop

The County of Santa Barbara’s Community Services Department has released the draft 2030 Climate Action Plan (CAP) for public comment and it is available online at The CAP aims to improve quality of life and prioritize social equity by outlining actions the County and community can take to make walking and biking safer, preserve and enhance open spaces, make buildings more efficient, improve air quality and enhance energy resilience.

There is a virtual workshop on March 7 that provides the community with an opportunity to view the draft CAP and engage with staff. Two in-person workshops were held on March 12023, in both Santa Barbara and Santa Maria.

The workshops are an opportunity for the community to share their thoughts, points of concern and local knowledge. 

Online Workshop
March 7, 2023
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Virtual Workshop via Zoom (Register to receive zoom link)

Spanish translation will be available at the workshops.
Registration and information for all events can be found at   

Currently, there is no end date for the public comment period. The County will release a draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) following the draft CAP, which will also have its own set public comment period. Once the EIR public comment period is set, the County will announce the public comment end date for the CAP.