28 Oct '11, 9pm

San Diego Adopts Nation's First Sustainable Communities Strategy

Today the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) voted 14 – 1 to adopt the first Sustainable Communities Strategy to implement SB 375 in California. After hours of public testimony and debate, SANDAG Chairman Jerome Stocks summarized his thoughts on the day, and called for the vote. “We are the first in the state, the nation, and possibly the world to adopt a Sustainable Communities Strategy, and that does matter.” Since this summer, NRDC has been working with SANDAG to recommend improvements to the plan , and we are pleased to see that some of our recommendations have been incorporated into the final plan, and grateful to staff for their willingness to work with us, particularly at this late date. In particular, we are pleased to see SANDAG commit to adopt an early action measure for active transportation by next summer, to develop a transit-oriented development po...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/aeaken/san_diego_adopts...

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