El Dorado County is holding a public workshop Thursday, March 9th for its Climate Vulnerability Assessment (CVA) to support its General Plan Public Health, Safety, and Noise Element (Safety Element) update.
The people who live and work in El Dorado County are vulnerable to a range of climate-related hazards, including but not limited to drought, extreme heat, flooding, landslides, severe weather, and wildfire. The CVA identifies climate-related hazards that the County is exposed to and assesses how climate change could intensify or exacerbate those hazards. The CVA also describes how climate change will impact the County's socially vulnerable populations, property, critical assets and infrastructure, natural resources, and economic assets.
Residents, organizations, businesses, and interested stakeholders are encouraged to attend and contribute to the planning process. Broad public participation is key to developing a comprehensive CVA and an updated Safety Element that will be effective, supported by County residents, and ultimately implemented.
The virtual public workshop will be an opportunity to get involved and learn more about the County's climate vulnerabilities, the steps to develop adaptation strategies and projects, share ideas, and provide feedback on the CVA. The feedback on the adaptation strategies will then be considered in the Safety Element update, which will enable the County to build stronger and safer communities that will be better prepared to withstand and adapt to climate change. Information on how to participate is provided below:
Providing safe, healthy and vibrant communities; respecting our natural resources and historical heritage.