There are three very important transportation bills at the Governor’s desk, now awaiting his signature. It’s time to make your move. Send a letter today urging the Governor to sign these important bills to help us: tackle climate change, increase representation on the state transportation commission, and provide free or reduced fares for low-income students to ride public transit.Read more
Over the past eight years, I have had the privilege of working with ClimatePlan’s impressive network of over fifty non-profit partners, plus allies in public agencies, the private sector, and academia. Working with such smart, dedicated people — working with you — has been both an education and a great pleasure.Read more
We’re writing to share some bittersweet news. After eight years with ClimatePlan, ClimatePlan’s Director Carey Knecht will be moving on to join the California Air Resources Board as an Air Pollution Specialist with their Sustainable Communities program. Her last day will be September 11.Read more
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 hard to ensure key bills that improved the lives of Californians moved forward.
Today, we’re sharing some success stories! Here are a few bills moving forward in the Legislature that we believe will help achieve ClimatePlan’s vision of a healthier and more vital California that supports sustainable, equitable communities, preserves iconic landscapes, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.Read more
Legislative update: California Assembly passes AB 179 — a step toward environmental justice in transportation decisions
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 the California Transportation Commission have expertise in environmental justice.Read more