2015 Announcements

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The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) is hosting a Kick-Off Meeting for the SB 103 Workgroup.

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OPR posted a discussion draft of proposed changes to Appendix G of the CEQA Guidelines incorporating Tribal Cultural Resources for public review on November 17, 2015.

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New draft of Environmental Goals and Policy Report has been posted.

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OPR will be holding multiple community outreach events throughout California during the public comment period for the draft GPG update.

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The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research has been engaged in an extensive update to the General Plan Guidelines, informed by extensive outreach, engagement, and collaboration with state agencies and stakeholders.

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The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and the Natural Resources Agency will conduct a public workshop to receive input on proposed changes to the CEQA Guidelines.

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The California Planning Roundtable (CPR) announced today the publication of its paper entitled “The Social Determinants of Health for Planners: Live, Work, Play, Learn!.”

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Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today co-chaired the Third U.S.-China Governors Forum, met with President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China and announced the first Chinese province - Sichuan - to sign on to the Under 2 MOU climate agreement.

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The inaugural cohort of Governor Jerry Brown’s Initiative AmeriCorps program, CivicSpark, graduated yesterday.

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The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research is pleased to invite your review of a preliminary discussion draft of updates to the CEQA Guidelines.

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Governor Brown announced the creation of the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine in April to improve understanding of disease and spur public-private collaboration.

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The Governor's Office of Planning and Research hosted a workshop on Government Decision-Making and Open Meeting today at the CalEPA Headquarters.

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This webinar series will teach participants how to give two greywater presentations (Greywater 101 and How to Design and Install a Washing Machine Greywater System) and how to work with local stores and agencies to make it easier for people to install systems.

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The San Diego Regional Energy Partnership and Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) invites city and county staff to attend a free webinar on policies that can help achieve zero net energy (ZNE) buildings.

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Following the lowest snowpack ever recorded and with no end to the drought in sight, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced actions that will save water, increase enforcement to prevent wasteful water use, streamline the state's drought response and invest in new technologies that will make California more drought resilient.

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Join us on March 19th or April 2nd for a short webinar to learn more.

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The competition is an opportunity to put into action many of the principles that we have developed in the around climate adaptation and resilience, hazard mitigation, and other sustainability efforts.

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The summary of a study performed by Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc. evaluating the feasibility and cost of a range of greenhouse gas emission reduction scenarios is available.

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Developed in partnership with the Center for Sustainable Energy and with input from a task force of participants from state code agencies, local building departments and the solar industry, this updated document reflects recent changes to the building code and new legislation.

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OPR plans to prepare an update to the California Advisory Handbook for Community and Military Compatibility Planning.