Tacoma city council votes to adopt 2030 Climate Action Plan

The Tacoma City Council unanimously voted to adopt a resolution committing the city to implement the 2030 Climate Action Plan Tuesday.

The plan outlines 64 climate actions with a deadline of 2024 to address the largest sources of community greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for local climate impacts, such as wildfire smoke, extreme heat, and sea-level rise. It includes proposed investments in affordable housing, clean transportation, and protections for public health.

“Funding and staffing the Climate Action Plan provides Tacoma with an exciting opportunity to work at the crossroads of many community priorities,” said Mayor Victoria Woodward. “By carrying out this plan, we can build resilience in our neighborhoods through a connected and accessible transportation system, healthy and affordable housing, and a circular economy where jobs and growth support a thriving environment.”

The plan was based on a 14-month public input process involving over 1,000 community members and sets the city toward being carbon-neutral by 2050.