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2018 APA CA Conference Update

As you may have heard, the 2018 APA California Conference will be located in San Diego from October 7-10. The theme of the conference, “Shaping Our Future: Planning Places for All” reflects the task planners face throughout their careers. The work done today will shape how communities grow and meet the challenges of the future. California strives to develop inclusive, ...

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Five Adventures in One Day as a Healthy Communities Planner Intern at RUHS-PH

The Land Use Planning Awareness (LUPA) pilot project, created by the Riverside University Health System-Public Health (formerly known as the County of Riverside Department of Public Health) is intended to increase awareness about the inherent relationship between planning and public health. In collaboration with the REC Route (Recreation, Education and Culture) program from the Desert Recreation District, the LUPA team ...

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2018-19 Budget Highlights

The Governor released his 2018-19 Budget this morning.  Here are the highlights of the budget of most interest to APA. Of note are a number of charts included in the “Housing and Local Government” section of the budget included on pages 115-125. The text of that section is included below. http://www.ebudget.ca.gov/ Below are the actual highlights from the 2018-2019 Budget ...

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HAPPY NEW 2018 LEGISLATIVE YEAR

By: Paul Clark, AICP – Vice-Director of Policy See attached final report from the California APA Chapter Legislative Representatives.  This caps off the 2017 year and makes a few predictions for the coming year of interest for all planners.  Please let me know if you have questions or concerns.    

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APA Legislative Update – October 2017

By: Paul Clark, AICP – Vice Director, Policy   The first half of the 2017-2018 Session for the California Legislature adjourned at the end of September, with final votes completed a week or so earlier.  The Governor exercised his veto pen by October 15 signing a number of bills, including a “housing package.”  Altogether, the Legislature considered about 3000 items, ...

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Ambassador Spotlight — Miguel Vazquez, AICP

As part of National Community Planning Month (NCPM), I organized a Pecha Kucha Night in Riverside, California. Pecha Kucha Night is a global network of cities hosting events under the PK brand in which presenters have six minutes and 40 seconds to present 20 slides (20 seconds each). The audience typically is over 21 years of age as beer is part of the attraction. ...

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Planning for Healthy Communities: Putting Environmental Justice into General Plans

Planning for Healthy Communities:  Putting Environmental Justice into General Plans  Imagine a California of healthy and thriving communities, where urban and rural neighborhoods have the tools to help prevent and reduce industrial pollution, provide open space and local organic food, develop affordable housing, preserve local culture, generate good jobs, and conduct community-led planning to sustain this vibrant future. Such a ...

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This and That: Reflections from the 2017 American Planning Association California Chapter Conference

By: Miguel Angel Vasquez, AICP Sixteen years ago, I attended my first APA California Chapter Conference in the city of Sacramento. I had just completed my BA in Urban Studies and Planning form Cal State Northridge. I was there to present my student paper focused on the evolution of the City of Los Angles examined through the city planning lens.  Last week, I ...

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Strengthening California’s Healthy Communities Movement

Strengthening California’s Healthy Communities Movement: APA California Planners4Health Initiative Miguel A. Vazquez, AICP APA California Planners4Health Initiative Task Force Member About six years ago in 2011, I started my role as the first planner embedded at the Riverside County Department of Public Health (now known as the Riverside University Health System-Public Health).  Aside from learning new public health vocabulary and ...

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APA CALIFORNIA LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – August 2017

APA CALIFORNIA LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – SACRAMENTO CATCHES ITS BREATH AUGUST 2017   By Paul Clark, AICP, Vice Director – Policy The doldrums of summer arrived all over the United States and Sacramento did not escape the rush to the door by legislators seeking a quick vacation in cooler, or at least home, climates.  The California Legislature recessed from July 21 to ...

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