Climate Action Plan

About the Climate Action Plan

In March 2018, the City of La Mesa affirmed its commitment to environmental sustainability when City Council adopted the Climate Action Plan (CAP).  The CAP establishes a long-range roadmap to decrease energy and water waste, create safer streets for bikers and pedestrians, increase recycling, promote clean renewable energy, reduce vehicle trips, and increase the urban tree canopy. These efforts help drive down harmful emissions and support La Mesa’s vision of a community with a safe and healthy environment.La Mesa GHG Emissions

City of La Mesa Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets

The CAP establishes two community-wide greenhouse gas reduction goals to inform the City’s actions:

  • 15% reduction from 2010 emissions by 2020
  • 53% reduction from 2010 emissions by 2035

Figure 1 (right): 2020 and 2035 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets 


While the CAP comprehensively outlines measures and proposed actions that will help meet the City’s 2020 and 2035 GHG reduction goals, the CAP Implementation Plan was developed as an action plan to identify the near-term activities the City will pursue over the next two years. The Plan takes into account staff capacity, City resources, grants, and other potential funding opportunities. City Council approved the first FY19-21 Implementation Plan in February 2019 and second FY22-23 CAP Implementation Plan in August 2021.

Curious how you can engage? Take a look at our CAP brochure for easy ways you can reduce your environmental footprint and support La Mesa’s goals.

Climate Action Plan Milestones

CAP Milestones

Climate Action Plan Implementation Updates

Climate Action Plan Documents

Regional Collaborations

The City is a member of the San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative, a regional forum for public agencies to Climate Collaborative Logo Opens in new windowshare expertise and leverage resources to support climate action planning and implementation. Learn more about the programs and resources offered through the Climate Collaborative here.

Additional Resources