California City First in San Diego County to Develop Comprehensive Sustainability Action Plan for Municipal Operations

The city of Chula Vista is the first jurisdiction in San Diego County to develop a comprehensive sustainability action plan for municipal operations. Seven key areas were identified - energy use, water use, green purchasing, waste management, pollution prevention, green buildings and infrastructure.

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City of Chula Vista

City of Chula Vista California

Chula Vista, Calif. (PRWEB) August 28, 2014

The city of Chula Vista is the first jurisdiction in San Diego County to develop a comprehensive sustainability action plan for municipal operations. The city council recently adopted a city operations sustainability plan to help reduce municipal costs, improve local environmental conditions, and lead by example in the community and region. Seven key areas were identified - energy use, water use, green purchasing, waste management, pollution prevention, green buildings and infrastructure.

Over 30 sustainability strategies were also identified in the plan and include transitioning to zero-net energy design for new city buildings, expanding preferential parking for carpool and alternative fuel vehicles at municipal facilities throughout the city, integrating green specifications into procurement processes and hosting sustainability-focused trainings for employees.

Chula Vista’s sustainability plan was developed by a task force consisting of various city department staff members. The group participated in a six month Sustainability Circle training organized by True Market Solutions and sponsored by San Diego Gas & Electric.

A copy of Chula Vista's operations sustainability plan is available at http://www.chulavistaca.gov/clean.

About the City of Chula Vista
The City of Chula Vista is located at the center of one of the richest cultural, economic and environmentally diverse zones in the United States. It is the second-largest City in San Diego County with a population of 250,000. Chula Vista boasts more than 50 square miles of coastal landscape, canyons, rolling hills, mountains, quality parks, and miles of trails. Chula Vista is a leader in conservation and renewable energy, has outstanding public schools, and has been named one of the top safest cities in the country. Established neighborhoods, contemporary communities, start-up firms, corporations, nationally recognized entertainment venues, the nation’s only warm weather Olympic Training Center, an award winning nature center and a historic downtown all contribute to Chula Vista’s attraction for both families and businesses.