25 Sep '12, 12pm

How California is planning growth for a prosperous economy and clean environment

How California is planning growth for a prosperous economy and clean environment

In California, laws tend to be known by bureaucratic names or abbreviations and numbers (think Proposition 13 or AB 32). The planning legislation, known by most as Senate Bill 375 or simply “SB 375,” wisely takes account of the growth pressures facing the state – population is expected to increase about ten percent in each coming decade – and directs each of its metropolitan planning organizations to coordinate transportation investment, land use and housing so that growth occurs efficiently while minimizing emissions and other environmental impacts. The most significant environmental provisions of the law direct the California Air Resources Board to develop and assign transportation emissions targets for each region, and then requires each region to develop a detailed strategy to assure that those targets are met. The Air Board must review the plans and certify that each ...

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