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California Code, Government Code - GOV § 65300.5

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(a) In construing the provisions of this article, the Legislature intends that the general plan and elements and parts thereof comprise an integrated, internally consistent and compatible statement of policies for the adopting agency.

(b) The Legislature intends that the provisions of this article, as stated in paragraph (4) of subdivision (g) of Section 65302, support and encourage communities in reaching the state's environmental and climate objectives. Climate change causes catastrophic threats to lives, property, and resources in California, and continues to affect all parts of the Californian economy and environment. This provision is intended to encourage measures that enable communities to adapt to the impacts of climate change including, but not limited to, higher average temperatures, decreased air and water quality, the spread of infectious and vectorborne diseases, other public health impacts, extreme weather events, sea level rise, flooding, heat waves, wildfires, and drought.

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