City of Oxnard receives three Beacon Spotlight Awards for efforts to address climate change

recipe arial, sale sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>The City of Oxnard received three Beacon Spotlight Awards from the Institute for Local Government on Thursday, search Oct. 6, 2016, for its work toward addressing climate change. The City was recognized during a special ceremony at the 2016 League of California Cities® Annual Conference and Expo with three awards in the following areas:

  • Platinum Award for 27 percent agency energy savings
  • Gold Award for 10 percent agency greenhouse gas reductions
  • Gold Award for sustainability best practices

“Oxnard is committed to making smarter choices for a sustainable future,” said Mayor Pro Tem Ramirez. “Being the recipient of these esteemed awards validates the Council’s vision and staff’s tireless dedication,” said Mayor Pro Tem Ramirez.

Over the past seven years, the City of Oxnard has completed several projects to combat climate change, including:

  • construction of the Intelligent Transportation System Traffic Management Center to decrease traffic congestion, which in turn reduces greenhouse gas emissions;
  • retrofitting City buildings through the installation of lighting controls and sensors as well as heating, ventilation and air conditioning controls to decrease the City’s energy consumption;
  • implementation of the Utility Management System designed to manage energy use and consumption by specific City facilities; and
  • creation of an expedited permitting program to allow homeowners to make key energy efficiency upgrades.

The Beacon Spotlight Awards recognize the individual accomplishments of cities and counties that participate in the Beacon Program, which provides a framework for local governments to share best practices that create healthier, more vibrant and sustainable communities. Sponsored by the Institute for Local Government and the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative, the program honors voluntary efforts by local governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save energy and adopt policies and programs that promote sustainability. Read more about the Beacon Program at


The City of Oxnard is a full-service general law city incorporated in 1903. Oxnard is the largest and most populous city in the County of Ventura, serving 200,000 culturally diverse residents. Read more about the City of Oxnard at Follow us on social media at (@CityofOxnard), and




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