State Climate Change Legislation: AB 32 and SB 375
With the passage of Assembly Bill 32 in 2006 and Senate Bill 375 in 2008, California remains at the forefront in the fight against climate change. Pursuant to SB 375, the Kings County Association of Governments must demonstrate how our region will reduce greenhouse gases by 5% in 2020 and 10% in 2035 in a document known as a Sustainable Communities Strategy. This document will be released in conjunction with our 2014 Regional Transportation Plan.
Regional Climate Action Plan
KCAG received $385,000 in planning funding on behalf of our member agencies for the development of a regional climate action plan. This plan will evaluate greenhouse gas emissions by sector and will outline strategies businesses, citizens, and local governments can voluntarily use to lower their overhead costs while simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Cities of Avenal and Hanford are participatiing in this grant effort. Please contact us OR click here for the specific project website if you are interested in learning about this project.
Climate Change and Public Health
Modes of transportation that require physical activity like bicycling and walking are known as active transportation. Improving public health is one of the key goals of increasing active transportation in Kings County. As our nation continues to combat an unprecedented obesity problem, active transportation is an easy way to help individuals manage their weight, improve their health, and benefit their air quality. KCAG works closely with the Kings County Department of Public Health and the Kings County Diabesity Coalition to promote active transportation in our communities.