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Legislative Update – the Fast and the Furious!

By Chanell Fletcher, ClimatePlan Program Associate.  April 27, 2012. In recent months, we’ve been working to improve coordination on smart growth legislation in California, a challenging endeavor in this crazy fiscal and political environment! Major policy problems such as the gaping hole left by redevelopment’s dissolution have become the norm, and now there’s an urgent […]

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SACOG Adopts Visionary Plan, but Sprawl Projects Loom on the (Literal) Horizon

By Autumn Bernstein, ClimatePlan Director.  April 19, 2012. Today, the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) continues their legacy of leadership in regional planning, with the adoption of the 2012 Metropolitan Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy.  The plan is an impressive achievement, one that could guide the Sacramento area to a more sustainable economic […]

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High Speed Rail: I Want to Believe

By Autumn Bernstein, ClimatePlan Director.  April 10, 2012. This week marks another installment in California’s quest to build a high speed train connecting the Bay Area and Los Angeles.  On Thursday,  the High Speed Rail Authority will vote to approve a new business plan. Given the Authority’s checkered past  – and Governor Brown’s recent housecleaning […]

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Newly Adopted Southern California Regional Plan “An Historic Effort”

By Autumn Bernstein, ClimatePlan Director.  April 4, 2012. For a region that is widely considered to be the sprawl capital of the world, creating a vision for the future that reduces traffic congestion and air pollution while accommodating an estimated four million new residents is no easy feat.  But that is precisely what the Southern […]

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