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  • Gabriella Condie
    Dear MURPS, I know we get these announcements in the mail often, but in case you did not hear about the latest CEQA workshops, here ya go.  I hear good things
    Message 1 of 4 , Feb 19, 2008
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      Dear MURPS,
      I know we get these announcements in the mail often, but in case you did not hear about the latest CEQA workshops, here ya go.  I hear good things about them.
      Peace,
      Gabriella

      Want to make sure your jurisdiction compiles with CEQA (the California Environmental Quality Act) but aren’t sure how to analyze CO2 impacts of proposed development?

      The CA Attorney General’s office and Local Government Commission are offering five all-day regional workshops for local governments about CEQA and planning for climate protection in March, April, and May:

      --Thursday, March 20, Oakland

      --Thursday, April 3, Sacramento

      --Thursday, April 24, Visalia

      --Thursday, May 15, Los Angeles

      --Friday, May 23, Monterey



      Details and agenda below and at http://www.lgc.org/climatechange/?page_id=86. Registration is not yet available so prospective attendees can save the date and check back.



      For further information, you can read an article by Jerry Brown directed to counties in the climate-change special issue of the California State Association of Counties magazine: http://www.csac.counties.org/default.asp?id=585, and visit the Office of the Attorney General’s website for recommended mitigation measures: http://ag.ca.gov/globalwarming/ceqa.php.





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      CEQA and Climate Change:
      Partnering with Local Agencies to Combat Global Warming

      Co-hosted by the Local Government Commission and the
      CA Attorney General’s Office

      Under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), local agencies have a vital role to play in California’s fight against global warming. Local governments are responding quickly to the challenge of global warming. Through a sum of their individual decisions, they are making a significant contribution toward moving the State away from “business as usual” and toward a low-carbon future. Many questions have arisen from those cities and counties attempting to comply with CEQA. This workshop series is intended to address these questions.

      Most commonly asked are: How do we analyze the CO2 impacts of future development? What mitigation strategies do we employ? And finally, how can a cash-strapped county or city undertake this analysis without too much expense?

      Speakers will include Attorney General Jerry Brown and members of his staff, leaders from the Governor’s Climate Action Team, and modeling experts from throughout the State.

      We will also give local governments ideas for crafting a highly effective climate action plan by highlighting some of the best local government plans from throughout the State.

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      Workshop Agenda
      CEQA and Climate Change:
      Partnering with Local Agencies to Combat Global Warming

      Co-hosted by the Local Government Commission &
      The Office of the Attorney General

      9:30 Registration

      10:00 Attorney General’s Keynote: Urgency of Global Warming

      10:30 The Critical Role of Local Government (CEC or ARB)

      11:00 Approach under CEQA: Overview on the Fundamentals of Evaluating and Addressing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Projects Subject to CEQA: Thresholds, Modeling Emissions, and Mitigation

      12:15 Lunch

      1:00 The Role of the Regional Blueprint: Addressing Cumulative Effects

      1:30 Case Studies: Regional, countywide, city and project specific case studies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions

      3:00 Coffee Break

      3:15 Zero Emission Development and How To Achieve It

      3:45 Concluding Keynote

      4:15 Adjourn

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      Emily Sadigh

      Sustainability Specialist

      County of Alameda, General Services Agency

      www.acgov.org/gsa/sustainability.htm

      www.acgov.org/coolcounties

      (510) 208-3992



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    • Gabriella Condie
      Dear MURPS, I know we get these announcements in the mail often, but in case you did not hear about the latest CEQA workshops, here ya go.  I hear good things
      Message 2 of 4 , Feb 19, 2008
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        Dear MURPS,
        I know we get these announcements in the mail often, but in case you did not hear about the latest CEQA workshops, here ya go.  I hear good things about them.
        Peace,
        Gabriella

        Want to make sure your jurisdiction compiles with CEQA (the California Environmental Quality Act) but aren’t sure how to analyze CO2 impacts of proposed development?

        The CA Attorney General’s office and Local Government Commission are offering five all-day regional workshops for local governments about CEQA and planning for climate protection in March, April, and May:

        --Thursday, March 20, Oakland

        --Thursday, April 3, Sacramento

        --Thursday, April 24, Visalia

        --Thursday, May 15, Los Angeles

        --Friday, May 23, Monterey



        Details and agenda below and at http://www.lgc.org/climatechange/?page_id=86. Registration is not yet available so prospective attendees can save the date and check back.



        For further information, you can read an article by Jerry Brown directed to counties in the climate-change special issue of the California State Association of Counties magazine: http://www.csac.counties.org/default.asp?id=585, and visit the Office of the Attorney General’s website for recommended mitigation measures: http://ag.ca.gov/globalwarming/ceqa.php.





        --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        CEQA and Climate Change:
        Partnering with Local Agencies to Combat Global Warming

        Co-hosted by the Local Government Commission and the
        CA Attorney General’s Office

        Under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), local agencies have a vital role to play in California’s fight against global warming. Local governments are responding quickly to the challenge of global warming. Through a sum of their individual decisions, they are making a significant contribution toward moving the State away from “business as usual” and toward a low-carbon future. Many questions have arisen from those cities and counties attempting to comply with CEQA. This workshop series is intended to address these questions.

        Most commonly asked are: How do we analyze the CO2 impacts of future development? What mitigation strategies do we employ? And finally, how can a cash-strapped county or city undertake this analysis without too much expense?

        Speakers will include Attorney General Jerry Brown and members of his staff, leaders from the Governor’s Climate Action Team, and modeling experts from throughout the State.

        We will also give local governments ideas for crafting a highly effective climate action plan by highlighting some of the best local government plans from throughout the State.

        --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



        Workshop Agenda
        CEQA and Climate Change:
        Partnering with Local Agencies to Combat Global Warming

        Co-hosted by the Local Government Commission &
        The Office of the Attorney General

        9:30 Registration

        10:00 Attorney General’s Keynote: Urgency of Global Warming

        10:30 The Critical Role of Local Government (CEC or ARB)

        11:00 Approach under CEQA: Overview on the Fundamentals of Evaluating and Addressing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Projects Subject to CEQA: Thresholds, Modeling Emissions, and Mitigation

        12:15 Lunch

        1:00 The Role of the Regional Blueprint: Addressing Cumulative Effects

        1:30 Case Studies: Regional, countywide, city and project specific case studies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions

        3:00 Coffee Break

        3:15 Zero Emission Development and How To Achieve It

        3:45 Concluding Keynote

        4:15 Adjourn

        --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------







        Emily Sadigh

        Sustainability Specialist

        County of Alameda, General Services Agency

        www.acgov.org/gsa/sustainability.htm

        www.acgov.org/coolcounties

        (510) 208-3992



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      • Irvin Dawid
        Gabriella, Thanks for posting these workshops here....I had just read: San Jose Mercury News: Brown to launch anti-warming effort . 02/19/2008 Monday, Jerry
        Message 3 of 4 , Feb 19, 2008
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          Gabriella,
          Thanks for posting these workshops here....I had just read:
          San Jose Mercury News: "Brown to launch anti-warming effort". 02/19/2008

          "Monday, Jerry Brown's aides told MediaNews he will announce he is
          convening voluntary regional schools for California's more than 500
          county supervisors and mayors to advocate tough actions such (as) new
          transportation impact fees and costly energy-efficiency.

          California must adopt the necessary changes that will encourage
          economic growth while reducing greenhouse gases," Brown said. "This
          difficult transition from our current escalating dependence on fossil
          fuel demands that cities and counties encourage maximum building
          efficiency and innovative land-use.

          Brown's classes will center on complying with the state Environmental
          Quality Act - a highly controversial law that requires cities and
          developers to study various effects of proposed projects. Factors
          studied include traffic and pollution

          "These workshops launch the first statewide movement to reduce the
          negative impact of local planning decisions on global climate," Brown
          said in a letter."

          Read complete article:
          http://www.mercurynews.com/lifestyle/ci_8302327

          --- In SJSU_MURPs@yahoogroups.com, "Gabriella Condie" <luciente@...>
          wrote:
          >
          > Dear MURPS,
          > I know we get these announcements in the mail often, but in case you
          did not hear about the latest CEQA workshops, here ya go. I hear good
          things about them.
          > Peace,
          > Gabriella
          >
          > Want to make sure your jurisdiction compiles with CEQA (the
          California Environmental Quality Act) but aren't sure how to analyze
          CO2 impacts of proposed development?
          >
          > The CA Attorney General's office and Local Government Commission are
          offering five all-day regional workshops for local governments about
          CEQA and planning for climate protection in March, April, and May:
          >
          > --Thursday, March 20, Oakland
          >
          > --Thursday, April 3, Sacramento
          >

          >
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