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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.


California Department of Housing and Community Development Responds to Drought Challenges with Special Funding for Critical Areas  04-24-2014
Sacramento Acting to implement emergency legislation to help families who face economic uncertainty because of the drought, the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) announced today that $21 million in funding for rental assistance will soon be available.

Funding is provided through the emergency drought legislation signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and will be offered to eligible Californians and communities in the coming months as economic impacts from the drought are expected to peak.

For the full press release, please click here.

AEP/APA Educational Event on Military Land Use Compatibility and the Pending General Plan Guidelines Update  04-22-2014
You are cordially invited to a workshop co-hosted by the Association of Environmental Professionals, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter and the California American Planning Association Chapter on Military Land Use Compatibility Planning, and the General Plan Guidelines Update. Come learn about the upcoming General Plan Guidelines Update, and how Military Land Use Compatibility Planning is relevant to all local governments in California and their planning processes. *AICP Credit Pending* read more...

Comments on OPR CEQA Update Documents are Posted  04-01-2014
OPR released two documents for public comment on December 30, 2013: (1) A Preliminary Evaluation of Alternative Methods of Transportation Analysis and (2) Possible Topics to be Addressed in the 2014 CEQA Guidelines Update. Comments OPR received on both of those documents can be viewed in the following indexes Public Comments on CEQA Guidelines Update Index and Public Comments on SB743 Index. To receive notice of future Guidelines related activity, sign up for the listserv here.

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