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Gateway Cities Climate Action Plan

Gateway Cities, CA


Located in the Southeast region of Los Angeles County in Southern California, the Gateway Cities Council of Governments (GCCOG) includes 27-member jurisdictions. The region houses a diverse mix of cities, ranging from mostly residential communities to predominately industrial cities. The region also has significant income and environmental health disparities, with nearly three-quarters of Gateway Cities residents living in Census tracts designated as “disadvantaged communities.” Working with the GCCOG and ESA, Raimi + Associates is preparing a regional Climate Action Planning Framework that the cities can use to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for the impacts of climate change. The CAP Framework will incorporate a co-benefits framework to help cities advance other community priorities, such as economic development and public health, as they develop their local CAPs.

R+A is leading development of an Adaptation Toolkit that will provide cities with baseline information on climate hazards and adaptation measures that prepare cities for the potential impacts of climate change. Tools will be designed to meet the requirement of state legislation, such as SB 379. The Toolkit will include a Climate Hazard Report, a series of online web-based mapping tools, and a policy and action framework.

Client: Gateway Cities Council of Governments

Timeframe: 2017 - present


  • A web-based mapping tool that allow users to explore relationships between climate hazards, disadvantaged communities, and community assets.


  • An Adaptation Toolkit with guidebooks, templates, and other resources.


  • A Model CAP to help cities customize and compile a coherent and well organized CAP.

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