Welcome to OPR

The Office of Planning and Research (OPR), created by statute in 1970, is part of the Office of the Governor. OPR serves the Governor and his Cabinet as staff for long-range planning and research, and constitutes the comprehensive state planning agency.


Winter/Spring Internship at the Governorís Office of Planning and Research  12-03-2014
The Governorís Office of Planning and Research (OPR) is looking for winter and spring interns. The interns will work closely with OPR staff on a variety of projects related to land use and the environment. Interns will have a hands-on opportunity to learn more about State government and policy development. The interns will gain skills and experience in policy research, local government outreach, interagency coordination, land use planning, and more.

Local Government Roundtable - November 17, 2014 1:30-2:30pm  11-14-2014
Meeting Information:
Local Government Roundtable
Monday, November 17, 2014
(866)640-4044 x722283


Public Workshop Notice - Preliminary Discussion Draft of changes to the CEQA Guidlines implementing SB 743  10-16-2014
The Governorís Office of Planning and Research will host a public workshop to discuss the Preliminary Discussion Draft of changes to the CEQA Guidelines implementing Senate Bill 743 (Steinberg 2013). The purpose of the workshop is to provide an overview of SB 743 and OPRís Preliminary Discussion Draft. The workshop will also feature a facilitated discussion among experts in various sectors that may be affected by the proposal. The public will also have an opportunity to provide informal input and ask questions regarding the proposal. Depending on the number of individuals wishing to provide input, staff may establish specific time limits on presentations. The Preliminary Discussion Draft and other related materials are available on OPRís website at http://opr.ca.gov/s_sb743.php. For the public workshop notice, please click here.

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