2012 Announcements

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This publication is a compilation of bills that were passed by the Legislature during the 2012 session and sent to the Governor’s Office for consideration, and that pertain to local and regional governance.

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Caltrans, Division of Transportation Planning is now accepting applications for the Transportation Planning Grant Program.

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Join your fellow climate professionals in beautiful San Luis Obispo for the first conference to focus solely on the practice of local and regional climate action planning in California.

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On September 29, 2006 Senate Bill 1535 was passed increasing the amounts of filing fees collected by the Department of Fish and Game.

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The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research has convened an interagency working group to develop a plan to achieve Governor Brown’s Executive Order on Zero Emission Vehicles.

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The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) is pleased to solicit your input on the public review draft of the Senate Bill 244: Land Use, General Plans, and Disadvantaged Communities Technical Advisory.

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The SGC recently announced the appointment of Mike McCoy as its new executive officer and Allison Joe as deputy director.

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California's farm belt is facing some thorny challenges from our changing climate: rising temperatures, an uncertain water supply and more abundant pests that threaten multi-billion-dollar crops.

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This model bicycle parking ordinance allows local communities to increase the availability and quality of bicycle parking, creating a bike friendly environment.

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The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research has begun its 2013 update of the General Plan Guidelines.

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OPR is pleased to announce that it has transmitted its final proposal for updates to the CEQA Guidelines addressing streamlining for infill development pursuant to SB 226 (Simitian, 2011).

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The Governor's Office and state agencies have partnered to produce the California Solar Permitting Guidebook.

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The Governor's Office of Planning and Research is pleased to announce the release of the revised State Clearinghouse Handbook.

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The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) has prepared a list of plans and initiatives adopted by California Jurisdictions to address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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The Governor's Office of Planning and Research is pleased to announce the release of the 2012 Planning, Zoning, and Development Laws.

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The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research is pleased to announce the release of the Annual Planning Survey Results 2012 edition.

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The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research is pleased to solicit your input on a revised draft of additions to the CEQA Guidelines developed pursuant to SB 226 (Simitian, 2011).

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Apple Corporation has submitted an application for streamlining environmental review under AB 900 for the project titled "Apple Campus 2".

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A live webstream will be provided for the OPR Conference on Confronting Climate Change: A Focus on Local Government Impacts, Actions and Resources throughout the event on April 9th.

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This one-day event will provide a summary on the most recent scientific understanding of climate change impacts to cities and counties throughout California and outline the tools and resources for local governments to address climate change impacts.

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The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) is preparing an Environmental Goals and Policy Report (EGPR) for California.

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OPR has an e-mail list service, also known as e-lists, so that you can learn more about our initiatives, news, and updates.

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The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) is pleased to release an update to our 1997 publication: “LAFCOs, General Plans, and City Annexations.

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The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research is pleased to solicit your input on proposed additions to the CEQA Guidelines developed pursuant to SB 226 (Simitian, 2011).

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The Directory of California Planning Agencies is a new publication from OPR that contains contact information for local and regional planning agencies throughout the State.

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Recent changes in state law affect local government planning processes and CEQA compliance.