The Contra Costa County Climate Leaders (4CL) program is a network assisting the county and its 19 cities to inform, support and encourage the measurement and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Through education and sharing of best practices we will ensure sustainable, healthy and livable cities.


Pinole Accomplishments:

General Plan Update

  • The city last updated their General Plan in 2010 and incorporated elements on Alternative Transportation, Open Space preservation and Sustainability.

Climate Action Planning


  • The Draft EIR included strategies for improving energy efficiency.
  • The City offers rebates for solar panel installation.
  • Replaced street lights with LED fixtures using grant money from the California Energy Commission.

Waste Reduction

  • Draft EIR has a policy initiative to increase recycling and re-use to reduce waste.
  • Directs residents to the HHW Collection Facility to dispose of hazardous wastes for free.

Water Conservation


Open Space

  • The General Plan contains an element on preserving Open Spaces.

City of Pinole Website

Last updated June 2016