Climate Adaptation

The City of Half Moon Bay is in the process of creating a Climate Adaptation Plan (Plan) aimed at promoting a healthy environment and resilient community. This Plan will address hazards including sea level rise, flooding and landslide risk, extreme heat, wildfires and smoke, and more, protecting the City’s natural resources and community assets from climate change impacts.  

The City recently completed Phase 1 of its Climate Action and Adaptation Plan process, which documents how Half Moon Bay plans to collaborate with partners and achieve State climate goals. In this phase, the City created a Climate Action Plan, which includes a roadmap to create new programs, services, and policies that will support our community in taking actions that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The Climate Adaptation Plan is Phase 2 of this process, to help create a sustainable and resilient Half Moon Bay.

Project Timeline 

There will be four rounds of community engagement that correspond to different phases of Plan development: 

Climate Action Plan timeline



Get involved! 

We want to hear your thoughts on how the City should address climate impacts. Please help us shape the future of Half Moon Bay by completing this short survey and sharing it with your community. 

Take our 5-minute survey here  

Past engagement activities: 

  • Open House at 6:00pm before the January 16 City Council meeting at the Ted Adcock Community Center, as well as January 16 from 11-1 at Mac Dutra Park across from City Hall, and January 17th at the Library from 11:30-1:30. In case of rain, the January 16th pop-up will also be held at the Library. Stop by to learn about the project, tell us about the places you want to protect in Half Moon Bay, and about your experience with climate change in the City.  

Learn more about climate impacts to Half Moon Bay: 

Examples of climate change impacts in Half Moon Bay: Sea Level Rise, Winter Storms, Drought, Wildfir