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.

El Cerrito

El Cerrito Accomplishments:

General Plan Update

  • General Plan will be updated in the coming years to incorporate climate, active transportation, urban greening, healthy living and sustainable community strategies.
  • Housing Element will be updated to create a diverse mix of equitable housing types and incentivize innovative urban infill development, in response to Plan Bay Area and Regional Housing Needs Allocations.

Climate Action Planning

Community Support

City of El Cerrito Website

Last updated April 2019.


 As elected officials we must do our part to protect the environment. It’s past the time to debate whether climate change is occurring. It’s time to act.  As elected officials we need to develop programs to change our practices to reduce the activities that have a negative impact on our local community and to increase practices that have a position impact. We can make a difference.

Janet Abelson, Councilmember, City of El Cerrito, CA