Community Adaptation Planning Pilot Projects

Community Adaptation Planning Pilot Projects

As part of the SB-1 Caltrans Adaptation Planning Grant awarded to the County of San Mateo Office of Sustainability, the County funded and provided in-kind support to two Climate Ready SMC Community Adaptation Pilot Projects beginning summer 2019 and ending January 2020.

The City of Half Moon Bay received support to partner with Ayundando Latinos A Soñar (ALAS), Senior Coastsiders, and Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) of San Mateo to increase involvement and input from typically underrepresented populations in their Climate Action and Adaptation Planning process. The project also aims to build capacity of underrepresented community leaders to encourage participation in future planning efforts.

The East Palo Alto Community Vulnerability Adaptation Planning Project, empowered socially vulnerable communities in East Palo Alto to respond to climate change and sea level rise. The project built the capacity of key community leaders and stakeholders in sea-level rise vulnerability planning and facilitated identification of preliminary community-defined priorities and adaptation strategies. This ongoing effort is coordinated by Acterra with leadership from East Palo Alto Climate Change Community Team and involves several community organizations including Youth United for Community Action, Anamatangi Polynesian Voices, and Nuestra Casa.

For further information please contact: Hannah Doress, Climate Ready SMC at hdoress@smcgov.org or (650)599-1468.

Community Adaptation Planning Pilot Projects

As part of the SB-1 Caltrans Adaptation Planning Grant awarded to the County of San Mateo Office of Sustainability, the County funded and provided in-kind support to two Climate Ready SMC Community Adaptation Pilot Projects beginning summer 2019 and ending January 2020.

The City of Half Moon Bay received support to partner with Ayundando Latinos A Soñar (ALAS), Senior Coastsiders, and Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) of San Mateo to increase involvement and input from typically underrepresented populations in their Climate Action and Adaptation Planning process. The project also aims to build capacity of underrepresented community leaders to encourage participation in future planning efforts.

The East Palo Alto Community Vulnerability Adaptation Planning Project, empowered socially vulnerable communities in East Palo Alto to respond to climate change and sea level rise. The project built the capacity of key community leaders and stakeholders in sea-level rise vulnerability planning and facilitated identification of preliminary community-defined priorities and adaptation strategies. This ongoing effort is coordinated by Acterra with leadership from East Palo Alto Climate Change Community Team and involves several community organizations including Youth United for Community Action, Anamatangi Polynesian Voices, and Nuestra Casa.

For further information please contact: Hannah Doress, Climate Ready SMC at hdoress@smcgov.org or (650)599-1468.