Local government will be hit hard by state's climate change policies

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Aug. 23, 2012 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

This week CMTA released two case studies on the local impacts of California climate change policies on two counties -- Sacramento and San Diego. They are additions to the previously released Andrew Chang report on statewide impacts.

The studies showed cumulative costs over the next eight years of $10.6 million on Sacramento County and $262.5 million on San Diego County.

The San Diego study also focused on the substantial loss of tax revenues over the same period. According to the report, the region will lose  $172.6 million in revenues because of an increase in costs on the area's businesses and consumers.

Local officials joined CMTA and the report author at both press conferences to express concern for their regions.

San Diego press release
San Diego case study

Sacramento press release
Sacramento case study

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