Environment & Sustainability Action Plan (ESAP)


The City of Puyallup is developing its first ever Environment & Sustainability Action Plan (ESAP)! Here you can find project information and materials, current and upcoming participation events, and share your feedback. Keep scrolling to learn more!

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The Environment & Sustainability Action Plan is a plan to establish specific, targeted, local action that will build a more sustainable and resilient future for Puyallup communities. The ESAP will identify strategies and actions to protect natural systems, increase transportation options, ensure clean energy and water, and reduce pollution and weather-related impacts.


  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Assessment  
  • Community Vulnerability assessment
  • ESAP: Strategies and actions, plus Comprehensive Plan policy updates
  • Implementation roadmap


We want to hear from you! There will be ongoing opportunities for you to tell us your priorities and concerns when it comes to building community and environmental resilience for sustainability in the City of Puyallup.

City staff has collected survey comments submitted by residents and employees within the city; the ESAP community Survey was run from May 1st to May 22nd, 2023. 347 community members responded to the survey. See the Documents side bar for a link to the survey results.

What's Next

Our next opportunities for feedback include  providing public comment on the draft ESAP. The draft ESAP is expected to be released for public review in October, 2023.

The draft ESAP is being reviewed by the City Council at various steps in the process. The Council first reviewed the ESAP on February 28, 2023 (see the documents side bar for a link to that presentation). The Council is also preparing to review the progress of the ESAP development in June and September and is anticipated to take final adoption action on the ESAP before the end of 2023.

You may find Council agenda packets and watch for notifications of Council meetings using this link: https://www.cityofpuyallup.org/827/Agendas-Minutes-and-Videos


Check the department webpage to learn more about sustainability in the city.

Email the project team at planning@puyallupwa.gov and request to stay up to date with ESAP progress and future opportunities to share your feedback. 

Frequently Asked Questions: 

Why should we take action? 

  • Promote Puyallup as a sustainable, livable community 
  • Local, green jobs
  • Resiliency to economic and environmental changes 
  • Healthy, thriving, natural systems
  • Efficient transportation options
  • Long-term cost savings

What are key focus areas of the ESAP?

  • Buildings & Energy 
  • Transportation & Land Use 
  • Ecosystem Health 
  • Overarching & Municipal 
  • Consumption & Waste 
  • Community Well-being & Resilience

When will a draft document be available? 

  • It is anticipated that the draft ESAP will be released for public comment through Konvejo, and an online comment platform in October of 2023