With over 4 million acres burned by wildfires last year and a cost of $80 billion for the 2019 fires season alone, as well as 1200 premature deaths from wildfire smoke, local governments must work for bolder climate policy from the state.

Bold climate policies also have the potential to generate hundreds of thousands of new jobs. One study shows that $80 billion invested in climate measures in California would generate 727,000 new jobs.

Inaction is significantly more costly than action.

Pasadena City Hall

Pasadena City Hall

Local governments and their representatives can lead:

See our Action Toolkit for more.