This year’s Planning Commissioners Academy will be held from Wednesday, March 4 to Friday, March 6 at the Fairmont Newport Beach. Plan now to attend and note the sessions you won’t want to miss.
Check out just a few of the sessions that will provide you with skills and techniques to further your profession.
New Planning Commissioners Track
Advanced Planning Staff and Commissioners Track
- CEQA Basics: Everything a New Planning Commissioner Needs to Know — A nuts and bolts summary of the basic concepts, steps, and requirements in the CEQA process, including exemptions, negative declarations, EIRs, CEQA findings and project approval, tiering and supplemental review, the role of the planning commission, and strategies for handling CEQA “abuses.” Questions are strongly encouraged.
New Planning Commissioners/Advanced Planning Staff and Commissioners (Joint)
- Complete Streets — Complete streets is a transportation policy and design approach that requires streets to be planned, designed and operated to enable safe travel by those walking, bicycling, driving automobiles and riding public transportation. Hear and see examples where cities have successfully implemented Complete Streets Programs.
- SB 743 (Alternatives to Level of Service) — The implementation of SB 743 requires the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) to develop an amendment to the CEQA Guidelines that establishes a different method for measuring a project’s transportation impacts. OPR has chosen Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) as the alternative. Come learn the status of this proposal and what impact this could have on your community. Session includes the study of a project using VMT and Level of Service to see the outcome.
and select Planning Commissioners Academy. Registration must be received by Tuesday, Feb. 3. After this date all registration must be completed on site.
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