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Monterey Park Receives Award for Climate Action Plan

By Wonder

The City of Monterey Park was awarded the Green Leadership Award from the San Gabriel Valley Energy Wise Partnership (SGVEWP) on December 12, 2012. Monterey Park was selected for this award as the first city in the San Gabriel Valley to adopt a full Climate Action Plan (CAP).

“By developing and adopting a Climate Action Plan, the City of Monterey Park is leading by example by setting out clear goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and a pathway for achieving those goals,” The San Gabriel Valley Energy Wise Partnership stated.

Under the CAP, the city aims to reduce overall emissions to 15 percent below 2009 levels by 2020. The CAP is available on the city website at for anyone interested in learning about these goals and policies.

The SGVEWP is a partnership between the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments and Southern California Edison to bring energy savings to the San Gabriel Valley. Monterey Park was recognized for being at the forefront of this undertaking.

The city is currently working on developing two new General Plan Elements focused on health and sustainability. More information about these projects is available on the city’s website at or by contacting the planning department via email at [email protected] or by calling 626-307-1315.

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