Encouraging State leaders to allocate the historic $3.7 billion budget for climate resilience August 16, 2021
Dear California Adaptation Leaders and Stakeholders,
On behalf of the Local Government Commission, San
Francisco Estuary Institute, California Resilience Partnership, and
Farallon Strategies, we would like to invite you to join
us in encouraging State leaders to allocate the historic $3.7 billion
budget for climate resilience in a manner that meets the urgency of the
crisis at hand.
The aforementioned conveners of this effort have
developed a budget recommendations letter with the intent of
highlighting areas of alignment for adaptation funding priorities based
on stakeholder input. Primary sources include the nearly 400 responses
we received through a climate resilience participatory budgeting survey
and input we heard through stakeholder workshops attended by over 300
participants from across the state.
The letter urges the Governor and California's
legislative leaders to invest the climate resilience funds to support
and advance equitable climate adaptation planning and implementation in
California's 500+ tribes, cities, and counties. The letter encourages
the prioritization of first-year investments to support strategic
planning, capacity building, and technical assistance.
We thank all stakeholders who participated in this
effort and provided critical insights that established the foundation
for these recommendations. We invite you to review the letter and sign
on to express your support by Wednesday at noon.
Budget Recommendations Letter
Sign on deadline: Wednesday,
August 18th at 12:00 PM PT