On November 27, the Governor’s Office of Planning & Research released comprehensive updates to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines, including revisions regarding how transportation impacts are measured. The proposed revisions replace level of service with vehicle miles traveled as the metric for determining the environmental impacts from land use and most transportation projects, per Senate Bill 743 (2013).
State housing law experts Barbara Kautz and Eric Phillips both of Goldfarb & Lipman LLP present key information on Californias’s 2017 Housing Package and what it means for cities and counties.
The provided an overview and key points for elected officials, planners, and/or developers.
Doug Jensen of MuniServices, LLC discusses sales tax disruption and what it means for local government revenues and land use planning.
The Civic Lab project team answers your questions about the application process, building teams, implementing your projects and where to find more information on the program during this brief Q&A webinar. Watch at your convenience and contact Raef Porter or visit the Civic Lab FAQ page for additional information.
Webinar presented in partnership with the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership at Pepperdine University.
Speakers: Paul David Terry, Ashley Trim, and Monica Hernández.
Special presentations from the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority, the San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority, and the High Speed Rail Authority.
Director David Sander and Gordon Garry, SACOG staff, made a special presentation to the SACOG Board on Suburban Economics as part of an informal Board lunch discussion following the regular Board meeting.
Steve Heminger, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), made a presentation on regional efforts to apply cost-benefit analysis to transportation projects in the Bay Area. MTC’s current Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) was adopted in 2013 with project-level performance methodology for more rigorous benefit-cost analysis than their 2009 RTP.
David Warm, Chief Executive Officer of the Mid-America Regional Council, came to SACOG to give a special presentation on innovative regional activities. The presentation was followed by Board discussion.
William Dodge, former Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) and author presents on SACOG’s core activities along with his experience with unique approaches to public service delivery and policy development.
James Corless from Transportation for America gives a briefing on Administration’s Transportation Proposal and VMT Pricing and Other Revenue Options for Transportation.
The workshop focused on how to structure your planning-related grant applications to address what grant programs are really looking for, techniques for writing your grant proposal and producing graphics that best tell your story, and how and where to find related population, jobs, and housing data.
The Sacramento Tree Foundation started its Greenprint Initiative in 2005 to promote best management practices for our urban forests. Cindy Blain, from the tree foundation presented the current state of the initiative, which has the support of 27 local governments in the SACOG region. The presentation outlines how their continuing work promoting maintenance and expansion of the region’s urban tree canopy contributes towards the region’s goals for improved air quality and better quality of life.
Staff from partners in the North State Water Alliance provide an update on water issues facing the Sacramento region at the January 16, 2014 SACOG Board of Directors meeting. The North State Water Alliance includes: SACOG, Regional Water Authority, Northern California Water Association, Mountain Counties Water Resources Association, and Metro Chamber.
How do the CEQA streamlining provisions of SB 375 and SB 226 work in practice? What new streamlining is provided by SB 743? This presentation provides an overview of these CEQA streamlining provisions and discuss real applications of SB 375’s Mixed Use Residential Project and Transit Priority Project streamlining and SB 226’s Infill Project streamlining. Local case studies examined.
Michele E. Reeves is an urban strategist with significant private sector experience revitalizing districts. Her 14 plus years in real estate include working on public/private partnerships, marketing unknown or undesirable districts, pre-development consulting, siting manufacturing facilities, strategizing acquisitions and development with private sector investors, and creating retail leasing plans.
James Corless, Director of Transportation for America, and Nick Donohue, Policy Director of Transportation for America, gave a workshop at the SACOG Board of Director’s Meeting November 14, 2013 to provide an update on federal policy issues including transportation and flood protection, as well as the federal transportation revenue shortfall, and ideas for potential new revenue or financing tools. They also discussed their work in other regions across the country.
Will Kempton, Executive Director of Transportation California, spoke at SACOG to discuss the State of California’s infrastructure funding crisis. His presentation is followed by a panel discussion including Will and two local transportation agency leaders who have recent public opinion research to share on the challenges and opportunities to secure new local funding for transportation.
This Flood Workshop focused on the southern part of the SACOG region.
Mike McKeever addresses SACOG board members and introduces presentations by Larry Greene (Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District) and Kacey Lizon (SACOG).
SACOG CEO Mike McKeever gives a presentation on the Sacramento Region Blueprint.
SACOG staff coordinated with flood control experts in the region to prepare a second flood workshop for the March Board meeting on the northern part of the region’s flood control planning effort.
Flood control experts in the region—Ric Reinhardt, MBK Engineers; Scott Shapiro, Downey Brand; and Tim Washburn, SAFCA—presented a workshop at the Board meeting on the region’s flood control history; and an overview of recent issues and activities affecting the region.
Sharon Sprowls, Senior Planner at SACOG, provides a briefing for Board discussion on a draft report on existing housing conditions in the Sacramento region.