The City of Watsonville Carbon Fund Ordinance

The Climate Action Plan contains policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) throughout the City over the next 15-20 years.  Many of these improvements will require funding, and in order to create a revenue source to implement the GHG reducing measures, a new Carbon Fund Ordinance was adopted by the City Council on March 10, 2015.

The Carbon Fund Ordinance establishes a Carbon Fee to be charged to all development projects except single family residential alterations, temporary buildings, and/or building area that is not used as conditioned space.

The goal of the Carbon Fund Ordinance is to encourage the implementation of renewable energy in development projects. The money collected from the Carbon Fund Fee are placed in a separate account to be used for citywide greenhouse gas reduction projects.

Please click on the link below to view the adopted Carbon Fund Ordinance

Carbon Fund Ordinance

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about the  Carbon Fund Ordinance

Voluntary Compliance Applicant Worksheet

Carbon Fund Program Applicant Information and Instructions

For more information about the Climate Action Plan or Carbon Fund Ordinance, please call 831-768-3050