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Daly City's Green Vision

Climate Action Plan

The Daly City climate action plan titled, "The Daly City Green Vision – TEN for TWENTY," focuses on actions the City organization has already taken and can take over the next ten years to reduce its carbon footprint. While this plan focuses only on City operations, one key goal is to engage the community in the creation of a community based strategy for reducing our community’s adverse impact on the ecology of our planet.

The following programs and initiatives have been put in place to help us meet our Climate Action Plan goals:

  • Ordinances - The City Council has adopted key ordinances designed to protect the environment and health of the community.
  • Energy Audits for Businesses - In partnership with San Mateo County Energy Watch a citywide campaign to provide free energy audits to local businesses launched spring 2015.
  • Energy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade - homeowners can improve their home's energy efficiency, increase comfort, and save money by receiving up to $6,500 in incentives and rebates, plus $300 for a home energy assessment.
  • Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing - PACE makes energy- and water-saving renovations affordable for property owners by providing long-term, competitive financing through an additional property tax assessment. Payments are made through the property tax bill for up to 20 years, and interest is tax-deductible.
  • Peninsula Sunshares - Daly City has joined other nearby cities in an initiative called "Peninsula SunShares," in an effort that will encourage more Bay Area homeowners to go solar. The Peninsula SunShares Program allows local residents to pool their purchasing power and receive bulk discounts for installing solar systems in their homes.

The following free events are aimed at helping residents reduce their negative impacts to the environment:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events - San Mateo County residents can safely dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW) free of charge at a special drop-off collection event at City Hall, at 333 90th Street four times per year.
  • E-Waste Recycling Event - Electronic equipment is highly toxic to the environment. Residents may safely dispose of it at two events per year.    
  • Document Shredding Event - Two times per year, residents may protect themselves by shredding documents at the City's recycling event.
  • Earth Day Planting Project - On Earth Day, volunteers came together to plant native plantings in one of the City's parks.