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Legislative Round-Up: Charting the path towards Sustainable, Equitable communities

By Chanell Fletcher, Associate Director Last Friday was the deadline: all bills needed to move out of their house of origin (either the Senate or the Assembly) by the end of last Friday if they wanted to continue forward. It was a flurry of activity in the Capitol as legislators – and advocates – worked […]

Legislative update: California Assembly passes AB 179 — a step toward environmental justice in

By Chanell Fletcher May 30, 2017 Good news! We’re one step closer to getting California’s transportation leaders to consider how their decisions affect low-income and disadvantaged communities. AB 179 just passed the State Assembly, in a vote of 44 to 20. AB 179 (Cervantes, D-Corona) would require that one of the 11 voting members of […]

Coalition Statement about the passage of SB 1

For Immediate Release April 6, 2017 Coalition statement about passage of SB1 Statement from 32 organizations representing walking, bicycling, public transit, public health, social equity, environmental, and environmental justice concerns on today’s passage of transportation funding bill SB 1 SB 1 will make major improvements to the transportation system in California, and our coalition of […]

Transportation funding legislation advances—but leaves some in the dust

by Chanell Fletcher, Associate Director March 30, 2017 California is suffering from a serious shortfall in transportation funding. Two years ago, Governor Brown called for a special legislative session to address this with what would have been the state’s largest transportation funding increase in decades. Though the special session ultimately ended without a deal in […]

New report: “Leading the Way” on strategies for a more sustainable California

By Carey Knecht, Director October 27, 2016 On Monday, ClimatePlan released a new report—Leading the Way: Policies and Practices for Sustainable Communities—at an all-day event in Sacramento, bringing together elected officials, advocates, planners, and other leaders from across California to share successful tools for creating sustainable communities. Leading the Way presents the best strategies yet—what […]

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