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Dispatches from the road ahead: SoCal’s LiveRideShare conference

February 25, 2015 By Richard Raya, Director The energy in LA’s Japanese American National Museum was palpable. The Live Ride Share conference was sold out and the room was jam-packed when Hasan Ikhrata kicked things off. The job ahead: No new freeways Mr. Ikhrata, the executive director of the Southern California Association of Governments, didn’t […]

Happy Valentine’s Day! A mix tape for you

February 12, 2015 By Carey Knecht, Associate Director Remember back to the days of cassette tapes? Or CDs? And how, when you really liked someone, you’d make them a mix? Well, Valentine’s Day will be here soon, and because we really like you, we’ve made a playlist of songs for you — dedicated to city […]

Learn how to apply for $120 million tomorrow – the new AHSC program

By Richard Raya, Executive Director February 11, 2015 Tomorrow is the last workshop to learn how to apply for $120 million through the new Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program. The SGC has hosted six Technical Assistance workshops around the state; the last one will be tomorrow (Thursday 2/12) in Oakland at 9:30am. NOTE: […]

Fresno meets targets, says ARB

January 28, 2015 By Carey Knecht, Associate Director Tomorrow, the Air Resources Board will discuss the Fresno Council of Governments’ Sustainable Communities Strategy (agenda here). ARB staff’s evaluation of the Fresno plan is overwhelmingly positive. A few highlights: Fresno’s new plan meets its greenhouse-gas reduction targets ARB’s staff found that Fresno’s plan, if it is […]

Helping California put sustainable transportation first

By Chanell Fletcher January 14, 2015 In our work to help California fight climate change, transportation funding is where the rubber hits the road. Transportation funding decisions determine how much carbon will come from tailpipes and turn into greenhouse gases. ClimatePlan is working hard to shift the state’s funding priorities to actually meet the state’s […]

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