Valley leaders gather this week to talk Sustainable Communities

Planning for sustainable communities continues to pick up momentum in the San Joaquin Valley, with the Valley’s Fall Policy Conference this week October 10th-12th, followed by a meeting of the Regional Policy Council.

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Governor advances cap and trade; blocks efforts to replace redevelopment

Yesterday was the last day for Governor Brown to sign or veto bills this year. Today, it’s clear that the Governor is holding the line on cap and trade – and not letting cities off the hook for redevelopment.

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Join Us: Happy Hours with ClimatePlan’s New Director

ClimatePlan would like to invite you to an upcoming happy hour to introduce our new Director, Richard Raya. Enjoy good food, drinks, and an opportunity to meet Richard as well as other friends and colleagues!

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Timeline Changes for Valley SB 375 Targets: ARB Review Shifts to January 2013

It’s been a busy summer for those working on SB 375 in the San Joaquin Valley as they prepare for a review of their greenhouse gas reduction targets. But recent changes to the timeline give the Valley Councils of Government (COGs) a little bit of breathing room and may even shift the Valley’s focus towards its Sustainable Communities Strategies.

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Sustainable communities bills await the Governor’s signature

Last Friday was the final day for the Legislature to forward bills to the Governor’s desk for the year. A number of bills that would shape future land use and transportation in California now await his signature — or veto.  ClimatePlan doesn’t take positions on legislation, but we’ve been keeping a close eye on these bills and sharing information and action alerts with our network of partners.  Here are a few of the highlights.  For a detailed list, you can also click here to download a summary of the bills we tracked this session (including a few that never made it).

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