Land Use & Natural Resources Committee

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Land Use & Natural Resources Committee

Thursday, September 7, 2023 at 1:30 PM

Consistent with California Government Code Section 54953 and Assembly Bill 361, a meeting of the Land Use & Natural Resources Committee will be held online.

Attend, watch or listen
• The public can attend meetings at SACOG’s offices
• Watch the meeting live at, Webinar ID:  824 2256 0866
• Listen by phone 1-888-475-4499, Meeting ID: 824 2256 0866

Provide public comment – comments will be taken on the item at the time it is taken up by the committee
Public comment may be made in person at SACOG’s offices. You will have 3:00 minutes to speak.  Please complete a speaker form and provide it to the clerk.
During the meeting by Zoom or phone:  
By Zoom:  tap on your name on the attendee list and then tap “Raise Hand”.  The clerk will call you by name when it is your turn to comment.  You will have 3:00 minutes to address the committee/board.  
By phone:  press *9.  The clerk will call you by name or by phone number when it is your turn to comment.  You will have 3:00 minutes to speak.
Written comments
May be submitted via email to the clerk at  Comments requested to be read at the meeting will be limited to 250 words.  Comments requested to be distributed to the committee/board members will be shared with members if they are received at least one hour prior to the meeting.  Otherwise they will be shared after the meeting.    

Agenda Timing:  Time durations are estimates only.  Action may be taken on any item on this agenda.  The committee/board may take up any agenda item at any time, regardless of the order listed.

Accessibility and Title VI:  SACOG provides access to all agenda and meeting materials online at   Additionally, interested persons can sign up for email notifications at  If you need a disability-related modification or accommodation to participate in this meeting, please contact the Clerk to the Board ( or by phone at (916) 340-6236.  SACOG also provides services/accommodations upon request to persons who are limited-English proficient who wish to address agency matters.  For accommodations or translations assistance, please call 916.321.9000, or for TDD/TTY dial 711, or email at We require three working days’ notice to accommodate your request.

La SACOG puede proveer asistencia/facilitar la comunicación a las personas y los individuos con conocimiento limitado del inglés quienes quieran dirigirse a la agencia. Para solicitar asistencia, por favor llame al número 916.321.9000 o para TDD/TTY llame al numero 711, o email a Requerimos que solicite asistencia con tres días hábiles de anticipación para poderle proveer asistencia.

Message from the Clerk:  In compliance with California Government Code Section 54952.3, the Clerk hereby announces that the compensation for legislative body members attending the following simultaneous or serial meetings is: Board of Directors $100; Transportation Committee $100; Land Use & Natural Resources Committee $100; Policy & Innovation Committee $100, Strategic Planning Committee $100, Race, Equity and Inclusion Working Group $100, Funding Round Working Group $100.  Compensation rates for these meetings are set pursuant to the Rules for the Sacramento Area Council of Governments adopted in July 2005.

Pledge of Allegiance


Roll Call: Directors Bulahan, Frost, Gore, Harris, Kennedy, Knisley, Kozlowski, West, Vice Chair Bains, Vice Chair Lozano, and Chair Bradford


Public Communications: Any person wishing to address the committee on any item not on the agenda may do so at this time. After ten minutes of testimony, any additional testimony will be heard following the action items.




Approve Remote Committee Meetings (Est. Time: 0 minutes)

Approval of virtual meetings following expiration of Executive Order No. N-25-20 and passage of Assembly Bill 361.


Approve Minutes of the August 3, 2023, Committee Meeting (Est. Time: 0 minutes)

A written record of the minutes of the August 3, 2023, meeting.



Green Means Go Grant Submittal – Federal Regional Partnerships Challenge (Garett Ballard-Rosa) (Est. Time: 5 minutes)

SACOG has identified the federal Regional Partnerships Challenge grant program as a promising opportunity to fund regional Green Means Go projects.



Placer County Planning Efforts: Residential Infill Development in Fast-Growing Community (Gregory Chew) (Est. Time: 15 minutes)

Placer County has several planning efforts to encourage residential infill development in its unincorporated areas. One of the county’s efforts coupled with SACOG grant funding is focused geographically in the Auburn Bowman area surrounding the city of Auburn.


2025 Blueprint Outreach Update: Focus Groups (Zach Miller) (Est. Time: 15 minutes)

The first year of 2025 Blueprint Outreach and Engagement is wrapping up. This month staff will provide a brief update on the status of our Community Pop-Up Workshops and a summary of the discussions from Focus Groups held earlier this summer.

Receive & File:


Land Use Implementation Activities for August 2023 (Dov Kadin) (Est. Time: 0 minutes)

The purpose of this item is to provide an overview of the land use related activities that staff participate in to support Blueprint implementation on an on-going basis.

Other Matters




The next meeting of the Committee will be held on Thursday, October 5, 2023, at 1:30 PM remotely via Zoom.

This agenda and attachments are available on SACOG’s website at SACOG is accessible to the disabled. As required by Section 202 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of