Climate Resiliency Plan

Planning Commission Special Meeting on Climate Resiliency - Comprehensive Plan Integration:
๐Ÿ“… February 8, 2023 
โฐ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
๐Ÿ“ City Hall Council Chambers, 321 E 5th Street and Live on Webex 

Final Resiliency Plan Adoption

The City Council adopted the Port Angeles Climate Resiliency Plan on June 21, 2022. City Staff would like to thank everyone who took the time to participate and provide input at every stage of the process. This Plan could not have been developed so successfully without you! 

Next Steps: Climate Resiliency Implementation Plan

Starting in July of 2022, a separate implementation process has begun that prioritizes the Resiliency Plan's actions for near, middle and long-term completion. The Implementation Plan development process has been paid for through federal grant assistance awarded to the North Olympic Development Council. The grant provides technical assistance to regional and local climate action planning. The implementation plan is set to be adopted by December 2022. 

City Staff worked with the NODC and consultant Cascadia Consulting to organize early involvement over the summer with five stakeholder work sessions with local and regional stakeholders, community members, and subcommittee members that focused on each element of the plan, and that input has all been incorporated into the draft plan.  As the Climate Resiliency Plan itself has already been adopted, this implementation plan focuses more on:

  • How actions should be prioritized and their timelines
  • Lead agencies/departments
  • Equity
  • Affordability
  • Targets and indicators used to measure success
  • Roles/responsibilities
  • Funding opportunities
  • Partners and coordination

 The next steps in the  public process includes an October 26th virtual public hearing with the Planning Commission. The meeting begins at 6:00 pm.  For more information on how to access the meeting and provide public comment please visit the City's meetings and agendas page:

  1. How Can I Get Involved?
  2. Meeting Agendas and Recordings
  3. Planning Process Background
  4. Educational Resources
  5. Project Deliverables
  6. Climate Action Event Calendar

The Port Angeles Climate Resiliency Plan is a roadmap to increasing our City and community’s resilience to sea level rise, increased drought, and other climate impacts while doing our part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Plan’s focus on resilience also means it will bolster public health and emergency management services, support affordable housing and fair development, improve public transit and walkability, and support local, living wage green jobs. The Climate Resiliency Plan will build on existing work the City has done and identify new opportunities for ambitious, feasible, and equitable climate action. As a result, Port Angeles will join cities around Washington State in meeting the state goal to be carbon neutral by 2050 and preparing residents and businesses for future climate change.