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  • Public Workshop on SB 743 and CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act)

    11/03/2014

    ClimatePlan urges you to attend this workshop and support Vehicle Miles Traveled rather than Level Of Service to measure the environmental impacts on transportation of new developments.  Read this blog post for more info.

    The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) is hosting a public workshop to discuss the Preliminary Discussion Draft of changes to the CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) Guidelines implementing Senate Bill 743 (Steinberg 2013).

    The purpose of the workshop is to provide an overview of SB 743 and OPR’s 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 OPR’s website at http://opr.ca.gov/s_sb743.php

    Workshop notice here

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  • San Joaquin Valley CRA Collaborative Roundtable

    11/04/2014

    San Joaquin Valley CRA Collaborative members and prospective members are invited to join this roundtable discussion.

    Funding institutions will share their Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and funding priorities and activities, and non-profit and other organizations will share their work. Come with ideas for a potential project for collaboration, or a challenge you are facing. We hope to leverage the experience and knowledge of everyone in the room to further your community development efforts.

    The San Joaquin Valley Community Reinvestment Act Collaborative (CRA) focuses on encouraging partnerships between Valley community-based organizations (CBOs) and financial institutions – while advocating for the Valley’s development needs to regulators and legislators at state and federal levels. Through research, roundtable meetings, advocacy and dispersion of information, we hope to resolve issues impeding community development and support programs and services having the greatest impact on residents of the San Joaquin Valley.

    Our goal? Make it easier for banks to lend and invest in community development programs and services.

    More information and registration here

    Sponsors:
    San Joaquin Valley CRA Collaborative
    Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
    Fresno State University Office of Community and Economic Development

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  • Tulare County Regional Food Desert Forum: Accessing Healthy Foods

    11/05/2014

    Explore opportunities to eliminate food deserts and access healthy foods in low-income communities in the Tulare County region. Expand your knowledge of successful models, tools and financing options to facilitate access to fresh produce and healthy foods. Engage in cross-sector community dialogue to form new partners in working toward eliminating food deserts.

    More information and registration here

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  • CPEHN Los Angeles Convening: A Forecast for Equity: Climate Change and Health in California

    11/05/2014

    As California’s population grows, our most vulnerable communities will disproportionately bear the burden of increased environmental challenges.

    Join CPEHN (California Pan-Ethnic Health Network) to discuss the intersection of public health, environmental justice, and climate change. Presentations from Linda Rudolph, Co-Director of Public Health Institute’s Climate Change and Public Health Project, and local speakers will help us collectively develop strategies for addressing the challenges facing our state.

    Co-hosts: Asian and Pacific Islander Obesity Prevention Alliance, Black Women for Wellness, California Convergence, California Partnership, Occidental College Urban & Environmental Policy Institute, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Southeast Asian Community Alliance

    Register and learn more here
    $25 registration fee

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  • Oakland Happy Hour with ClimatePlan’s New Director

    11/05/2014

    RichardProfilePicClimatePlan would like to invite you to a happy hour introducing our new Director, Richard Raya. Enjoy good food, drinks, and an opportunity to meet Richard as well as other friends and colleagues!

    We hope you can join us!

    Please RSVP to Jackie Cole to let us know you’ll be attending.

    Oakland: Somar Bar & Lounge
    Somar Bar & Lounge
    1727 Telegraph Avenue
    Oakland, Ca 94612

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  • CPEHN San Diego Convening: A Forecast for Equity: Climate Change and Health in California

    11/06/2014

    As California’s population grows, our most vulnerable communities will disproportionately bear the burden of increased environmental challenges.

    Join CPEHN (California Pan-Ethnic Health Network) to discuss the intersection of public health, environmental justice, and climate change. Presentations from Linda Rudolph, Co-Director of Public Health Institute’s Climate Change and Public Health Project, and local speakers will help us collectively develop strategies for addressing the challenges facing our state.

    Co-hosts: California Convergence, California Partnership, Circulate San Diego, Foundation for Change, Interfaith Center for Worker Justice of San Diego County, San Diego Foundation

    Register and learn more here
    $25 registration fee

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  • Workshop: Cap-and-Trade Funding Opportunities

    11/06/2014

    Join the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), Climate Resolve, the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative, and other partners for an informative workshop on new funding opportunities from the state’s recently approved Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF).

    In the 2014-2015 fiscal year, the state budget provides $832 million generated from the AB 32 cap-and-trade program towards the GGRF, funding various programs that will further reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The GGRF plan includes $130 million towards an Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program, approximately $200 million to support low carbon transportation, plus additional monies for energy efficiency, clean energy and natural resources and waste prevention.

    This workshop will be held at a joint meeting of the Regional Council and Policy Committees at SCAG’s headquarters in downtown Los Angeles and will include presentations by state agency representatives on the GGRF expenditure plan, guideline development and opportunities for funding.

    This is an unprecedented investment plan and SCAG invites transportation, local government, business, environmental and local stakeholders from around the region to participate and discuss the needs of a sustainable Southern California.

    Please visit SCAG’s website for updates and information regarding the workshop and GGRF funding news.

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  • 3rd Annual San Joaquin Valley Affordable Housing Summit: “Impacting Communities with Collaborative Community Development”

    11/13/2014

    The San Joaquin Valley Affordable Housing Summit will bring together professionals from around the state to Stockton to:
    – Bolster political advocacy for affordable housing in the San Joaquin Valley
    – Educate and empower each other around challenges and opportunities we face as a region
    – Build traction for the San Joaquin Valley Housing Collaborative.

    The day’s discussion will be organized around coordinating diverse aspects of community development and the concept and creation of affordable housing.

    • Workshop topics include:
      • Cap & Trade: New State Funding for the San Joaquin Valley
      • Integrating Healthcare into Housing Communities
      • Safe Homes Together: Code Enforcement and Community Revitalization
      • Connecting the Dots: Land Use and Opportunity in the San Joaquin Valley
      • Active Design: Building Healthy Housing & Complete Streets
      • Innovative Financing Strategies to Make Affordable Housing Work

      Confirmed speakers include:

      • Jahmal Miller, Deputy Director, CA Department of Public Health, Office of Health Equity
      • Arsenio Mataka, Assistant Secretary for Environmental Justice and Tribal Affairs
      • Susan Riggs, Deputy Secretary for Housing Policy, CA Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency
      • Shamus Roller, Executive Director, Housing California
      • Tom Collishaw, Executive Director, Self-Help Enterprises

      • Sponsors:
      • San Joaquin Valley Housing Collaborative
      • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
      • California Coalition for Rural Housing
      • Fresno State Office of Community and Economic Development
    • Breakfast and lunch provided.
      Advanced registration required.
      Registration open until Friday November 7, 5:00 pm
      $50 per registrant. Scholarships available; please contact Monica Palmeira to request an application.

      More information and registration here

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  • San Joaquin Valley Affordable Housing Summit

    11/13/2014

    Impacting Communities with Collaborative Community Development

    The San Joaquin Valley Affordable Housing Summit will bring together professionals from around the state to Stockton, California to bolster political advocacy for affordable housing in the San Joaquin Valley, to educate and empower each other on challenges and opportunities we face as a region, and to build traction for the San Joaquin Valley Housing Collaborative. The day’s discussion will be organized around coordinating diverse aspects of community development into the concept and creation of affordable housing.

    University of the Pacific
    Grace Covell Hall
    720 Presidents Drive
    Stockton, CA

    $50 per person
    Scholarships available: contact Monica Palmeira at monica@calruralhousing.org to request an application.

    Register here

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  • Decarbonizing California: 2020 to 2050

    11/17/2014

    Free conference. Registration required. Register here

    What it’s about:

    California is leading in the fight against climate change.

    The Known Problem: Despite our efforts, California is warming. In the past century, our wildfire season has expanded by an extra 38 days. The Sierra snowpack is shrinking. Climate scientists anticipate 3-5°F temperature increase in Los Angeles by midcentury.

    The Action We’re Taking: California’s landmark climate law, AB32, was designed to reduce our state’s contributions to climate change. And it’s working. Our first target will be reached: we will stabilize greenhouse gas emissions at 1990 levels by 2020. However, the law’s second target—reduce emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050—will require determination and innovation. Fortunately, Californians possess both attributes in abundance.

    Next Steps: The Decarbonizing California conference will demonstrate how our state can meet our 2050 targets while simultaneously improving our lives and growing the economy.

    Your Invitation: Decarbonizing California is your opportunity to hear from the front line.

    Note: While registration is free, tickets are required.

     

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