Leading the way on Climate Action
Petaluma has a long history of innovation. From its earliest days, Petaluma's were inventing new tools and expanding commerce. Now that we are facing climate change, the City of Petaluma is leading with sustainability policies and actions that will support the climate. Weather it be new codes for sustainable development, a focus on alternative transportation options or installing more electric vehicle chargers, Petaluma will be looking for ways to take action. Recently, the City Council created a Climate Commission charged with helping further this effort.
A REACH code is a local ordinance intended to help a community meet statewide energy and greenhouse gas reduction goals. These codes require buildings to exceed the state's green building codes. As of Fall 2019, the City Council was still considering how to structure our local REACH ordinance.