Hello from ClimatePlan’s new director, Richard Raya

Hello, everyone!

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Bullseye: How ARB can get targets right for the climate and for California communities

How time flies! Four years have passed since the California Air Resources Board (ARB) set greenhouse-gas reduction targets for every region’s first transportation plan under SB 375. Nearly every region has completed its first smart growth plan or Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS),and we’re tracking their implementation.

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Til we meet again

I can hardly believe it, but my last day at ClimatePlan has finally arrived.  CRAZY, right?!

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Hitting the Pavement for Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities

August workshops are building on the huge victory advocates scored in June, when the Governor and Legislature reached a landmark budget agreement for the investment of billions of dollars in cap and trade revenue for this year, as well as a framework for future years. This created the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program. The program enables the Strategic Growth Council to use $130 million from 2014-15 cap and trade proceeds to support affordable housing, land-use, and transportation efforts that reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

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Fresno and San Joaquin counties adopt “momentous” SCSes

Advocates in two San Joaquin Valley counties are celebrating the adoption of SCSes that reduce the amount of money pumped into road widenings and begin to focus investment in communities that need it the most.

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