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<h1>CEAP Public Process</h1>
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CEAP Public Process

Jersey City is currently developing its first-ever Climate and Energy Action Plan (CEAP). This plan will be a detailed and strategic framework for measuring, planning, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions and related climatic effects. The goal of the CEAP is to develop and implement roadmaps for Jersey City’s highest priority climate actions. Public outreach and stakeholder engagement are essential components in the preparation and creation of a successful plan. Throughout the process the Office of Sustainability has been engaging Jersey City residents, local organizations, and other stakeholders in order to ensure that every member of the community has a chance to contribute their ideas to the plan in a way that’s convenient and accessible for them.

Updates on the Public Process

Draft CEAP Public Meetings

The Office of Sustainability hosted two public meetings to discuss the Draft Jersey City Climate and Energy Action Plan.

February 10, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.

February 17, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

View the draft CEAP presentation slides here.

The DRAFT Jersey City Climate and Energy Action Plan (CEAP) is closed for public comment.

We have created a virtual open house where you can review the plan chapter by chapter and review the comments of others. The public comment period is now closed.

Visit the virtual open house and review the plan here.

CLIMATE ACTION PLAN TIMELINE

  • Fall 2019: First public meeting and launch of Steering Committee and Working Groups
  • Winter 2019/2020: Public meetings, Working Groups meetings, and Steering Committee meetings
  • Spring 2020: CAP placed on hold due to COVID-19 outbreak
  • Summer 2020: Continuation of public engagement and Working Groups & Steering Committee meetings
  • Fall 2020: Creation of draft plan
  • January/February 2021: Release of draft plan for public comment and virtual public meetings
    • February 10th at 12:00 p.m.
    • February 17th at 6:00 p.m.
  • Spring 2021: Final report release and presentation to Municipal Council

Climate Action Steering Committee and Working Groups

The City created the Climate Action Steering Committee to provide key input and direction in the development of the Climate Action Plan. In addition, four working groups were formed to create strategies and action items for each of the major greenhouse gas emissions sectors: Energy, Transportation & Land Use, and Waste. The fourth group Equity & Outreach was created to maximize benefits and reduce barriers for communities of color and low-income populations.

 

Meeting Schedule and Materials

Meeting AgendaMeeting Documents
CASC Meeting #4Agenda  →Meeting Notes →

CASC Meeting #3Agenda  →Meeting Notes →

Working Groups Meeting #3: Energy, Transportation & Land Use, Waste Agenda →
Notes
Energy →
Transportation & Land Use →
Waste →

Group Activity - Implementation Tables
Energy →
Transportation & Land Use  →
Waste →
Working Group Meeting #3: Equity & Outreach Agenda →
Equity & Outreach Notes →
Working Groups Meeting #2Agenda →
Equity Agenda →
Energy Notes →
Equity & Outreach Notes →
Transportation & Land Use Notes →
Waste Notes →
CASC Meeting #2Agenda →
Meeting Notes →
Working Groups Meeting #1Agenda →
Energy Notes→ 
Equity & Outreach Notes →
Transportation & Land Use Notes →
Waste Notes →
CASC Meeting #1Agenda →
Meeting Notes →

Action Items

Read through the proposed measures in the CEAP and share your comments in the interactive document.

Also, learn more about our commitment to climate equity in Jersey City here.

Survey Results

Survey #1: There was a total of 218 responses. View the results of the survey here.

Survey #2: There was a total of 67 responses. View the results of the survey here.

Public Meetings and Resources

Public Meeting #1

On November 7, 2019, Jersey City held the first public meeting for the Climate Action Plan. The community was invited to learn about climate change in Jersey City and the development of the City’s first Climate Action Plan. In total there were about 40 attendees.

 

Public Meeting #2

The second round of public outreach launched on March 3, 2020. The meeting was held at Congregation B’nai Jacob on West Side Avenue. The workshop included a presentation and a break-out activity where participants reviewed large posters containing the proposed action items. The activity gathered feedback on proposed policies and action items in order to help prioritize the actions. Later, participants were asked to fill out the CAP survey #2. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Office of Sustainability was unable to host additional public meetings in the spring of 2020.

 

Public Meetings for Draft Plan

Virtual public meetings were held on February 10th and February 17th, 2021, to discuss the Draft Climate and Energy Action Plan and review how public could provide input on the draft plan.

 

Resources

  • Draft Jersey City Climate and Energy Action Plan Presentation Slides: View the presentation slides for more information on the draft CEAP. These slides were presented at the public meetings on February 10th and February 17th, 2021.
  • Climate Action Plan Presentation Slides: View the CAP presentation for more information on climate change and the planning process of the Plan. These slides were presented at the public meeting held on November 17, 2019.
  • Meeting in a Box: This toolkit was designed for community groups, neighborhood associations, or friends to gather at a convenient time and location to share information about the Climate and Energy Action Plan.