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.

San Ramon

San Ramon Accomplishments:

General Plan Update

  • The City of San Ramon last updated their General Plan in 2011. It includes elements on greenhouse gas management, transportation, water conservation, green building and energy efficiency. San Ramon General Plan

Climate Action Planning

  • City of San Ramon Climate Action Plan was adopted by City Council in 2011. It contains strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions 15% below 2008 levels by 2020.
  • General Plan 2030 adopted by the City Council on April 26, 2011 includes GHG emission reduction policies and aim to meet the CA Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006
  • Community Wide Greenhouse Gas Inventory completed as part of the 2030 General Plan.
  • San Ramon businesses certified by the Bay Area Green Business Program are posted on City website. There are currently 24 certified Green Businesses in the City. Created Sustainable Business Guide to help San Ramon businesses looking to reduce operating costs and become greener.
  • The City of San Ramon and 511 Contra Costa encourages the use of commute alternatives and is committed to providing San Ramon residents with cost effective and convenient alternatives to driving alone.

Energy

Waste Reduction

Water Conservation and Quality

  • As a result of implementing strict water conservation strategies during 2009 the City saved approximately 40 million gallons. The strategies included using “smart” controllers that cut irrigation run times by approximately 10%. http:/www.ci.san-ramon.ca.us/general/images/sum10.pdf
  • The City re-landscaped the median along of Bollinger Canyon Road with drought-tolerant and native plants and water conserving irrigation system. The City expects to save over $14,000 on annual maintenance.
  • The PG&E Corridor Landscaping Project is is expected to be completed in July 2012.  The project includes installing a recycled water irrigation system and drought tolerant plants. Recycled water comes from recently installed Pine Valley Road pipeline.

Transportation

Open Space

Community Support

City of San Ramon Website