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Workshop on General Plan Guideline Update by the Governor's Office of Planning and Research (OPR)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
SCAG headquarters (Board Room) with videoconferencing sites as below.

The Governors Office of Planning and Research (OPR) would like to invite you to participate in a local government focused discussion of OPRs update to the General Plan Guidelines. The discussion is an opportunity for you to provide OPR with input about the update to the General Plan Guidelines. In particular, OPR will seek input from local governments about how the General Plan Guidelines can be more useful in updating general plans. OPR wants to know what data, maps, and information would be the most helpful to address the statutory requirements for general plans. Additionally, OPR wants to know how an online General Plan Guidelines would be useful. This input will be vital to ensure OPR is providing current, relevant information for use by local governments to prepare and update general plans.

If you plan on attending at the SCAG Headquarters, you do not need to RSVP.

The meeting will be broadcast by video at the following regional locations. If you plan to attend at a regional location, please RSVP to the contact person listed below:

Orange County Office (OCTA)
600 S. Main Street, Suite 906 Orange, CA 92863
Contact: Kevin Gilhooley, Gilhooley@scag.ca.gov, 213-236-1878

Ventura County Office, 950 County Square Drive, Suite 101, Ventura, CA 93003
Contact: John Procter, procter@scag.ca.gov, 213-236-1965

Imperial County Office, 1405 N. Imperial Ave., Suite 1,El Centro, CA 92243
Contact: Tomas Oliva, oliva@scag.ca.gov, 213-236-1967

Riverside County Office, 3403 10th Street, Suite 805, Riverside, CA 92501
Contact: Cheryl Leising, leising@scag.ca.gov, 213-236-1926

Palmdale, 38250 Sierra Hwy., Palmdale, CA 93550
Contact: Mike Behen, mbehen@cityofpalmdale.org, 661-267-5337
Jim Deyo, jdeyo@cityofplamdale.org, 661-267-5347

Southbay Cities COG 20285 S. Western Av., Suite 100, Torrance, CA 90501
Contact: Chandler Shields, chandler@scesc.com, 310-371-7222, x215 or
Jenn Alderete, jenn@scesc.com, 310-371-7222, x300

SCAG San Bernardino Regional Office, 1170 W. 3rd St., Suite 140, San Bernardino, CA 92410
Contact: Arnold San Miguel, sanmiguel@scag.ca.gov, 213-236-1925

Coachella Valley Association of Governments, 73-710 Fred Waring Drive, Suite 200, Palm Desert, CA 92206
Contact: Aurora Wilson, awilson@cvag.org, 760-346-1127

Walnut Park, Calif. – The County of Los Angeles and the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Go Human campaign invite residents and visitors to bike, walk, skate or roll to Camina en Walnut Park, a free street festival to be held on Saturday, June 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The goal of the event is to allow residents and visitors to test out and provide feedback to the County on potential street improvements along Pacific Boulevard.

Camina en Walnut Park will bring together friends and neighbors to enjoy free family-friendly activities including a bike rodeo, bicycle repair station, local performers, giveaways, music, a County resource fair and more. The event will feature a multi-use walk and bike path and crosswalk enhancements on Pacific Boulevard. Residents and visitors can test these temporary street improvements that make walking and biking easier, safer and more enjoyable.

Read the full press release here.

​Major demographic trends, including new research findings on key patterns in generational housing choices, transportation demands and fertility rates, were the subject of discussion between some of the region’s top economists and demographic experts Monday at the University of Southern California.

The 29th annual Demographic Workshop, hosted by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, addressed the theme “Lasting Demographic Impacts after the Recovery,” sharing analysis and insight on the region’s shifting housing needs, transportation demands and economic revitalization in the wake of the Great Recession. 

Read the full press release here.

 

A new white paper released by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and Orange County Business Council (OCBC) points to promising opportunities for redevelopment which could translate to tens of thousands of new workforce housing units in the next decade in Orange County.

The SCAG, OCBC white paper, titled “Retail Land Use in Orange County: An Examination of Future Potential,” identifies several thousand acres of Orange County commercial-retail property with strong potential to be repurposed for more efficient land use.

Read the full press release here.

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