Chico’s going to need to put in significant work to meet sustainability goals included in a new general plan report, but progress is being made. The council will receive the report at its meeting Tuesday.
It notes strides in air quality, waste diversion and water conservation. Chico residents’ water consumption has dropped by more than a third since 2004.
The report gave the city good marks for promoting local agriculture and access to farmers markets.
Chico falls short on managing open space and street trees, and on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.