Pretty much everything boils down to land use, at one level or another. Certainly housing and office development is traditionally within that sphere, but so is energy development, when we think about siting new transmission lines or solar farms. Even electric vehicles involve permitting and siting public charging infrastructure.
Tonight on City Visions, KALW 91.7 FM, I’ll talk with Ken Alex, Governor Brown’s senior adviser and director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR), which helps the state set land use policy. We’ll talk transportation, housing policies, water, and climate change. And beyond local government matters, Ken also helps the state with its international climate efforts like the Under 2 MOU.
Tune in or stream at 7pm tonight, and please send in your questions or comments for Ken to address on the air.
UPDATE: audio available here.
The webinars keep coming! Berkeley Law is hosting another free webinar next week on best practices for integrating integrating small- and medium-scale solar energy policies into local general plans. Joining us once again will be Chris Calfee from the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR), who will provide the latest on the general plan guidelines update process.
The free, web-based event will take place on Dec. 11th (next Thursday) from 10 to 11am. It will cover the Center for Law, Energy and the Environment’s (CLEE) new guidance report on renewable energy planning, which highlights best policy practices for both small-scale rooftop (ancillary) and medium-scale (primary) solar projects. It includes sample general plan policy language regarding 10 PV-supportive strategies, as well as guidance on financing mechanisms. We’ll have time for audience Q&A.
Berkeley Law is hosting a free webinar on best practices for integrating infill-supportive policies into general plans. Joining us will be Chris Calfee from the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR), who will provide the latest on the general plan guidelines update process.
This web-based event will take place on December 9th (next Tuesday) from 10 to 11am. It will cover the Center for Law, Energy and the Environment’s (CLEE) new guidance report on infill planning, which reviews 20 infill-supportive policies and includes sample policy language and recommendations on financing, CEQA exemptions, and other infill implementation measures. We’ll have time for audience Q&A.