The Climate Tax will fund ongoing programs and new projects that confront the climate crisis and strengthen the wellbeing of everyone in our community.
The Climate Tax will:
- Raise $6.5 million per year, dedicating $1.5 million per year to accelerate wildfire resilience measures.
- Combine and replace the Climate Action Plan (CAP) and Utility Occupation (UOT) taxes, allowing the city to simplify climate investments and address inequities created by the previous taxes.
- Be collected on customer electricity and natural gas bills.
- Change rates, shifting some tax burden to commercial and industrial businesses.
- Be in effect through 2040.