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April 2017

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April 18, 2017

APRIL 2017 Newsletter

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AYPG ASPIRING PLANNERS MIXER - APRIL 18

Join the YPG at de Vere's in Davis on Tuesday, April 18th from 6:30-8:00PM to meet with aspiring planners from UC Davis! Planners, come meet students aspiring to enter the field and share your insights; don't forget to mention any upcoming internships or job openings too. All sectors and experience levels welcome! Students, this is a great opportunity to meet with planners from the Sacramento area and learn about how planning traverses many sectors and topics.

When:   April 18, 2017                                                                                

Where: de Vere's Irish Pub, 

217 E Street, Davis. Look for the YPG tabletop banner!

Time:    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

RSVP through Eventbrite or Facebook!

For more details and information, email YPG Chair Yassi Sarvian (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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2017 CALIFORNIA PLANNING FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - DUE MAY 1

The California Planning Foundation (CPF) is pleased to announce its 2017 scholarship program for outstanding planning students enrolled at eligible professional planning degree programs in the state of California. Please pass on to any students you know!  

Scholarships are awarded to students seeking to enter the planning profession based on an application and selection process by the CPF Board. These scholarships are designed for continuing students entering their final year of an eligible undergraduate or graduate degree program. A list of eligible degree programs is provided on the FLYER. Criteria for the scholarships include academic performance, financial need, increasing diversity in the planning profession, and a commitment to serve the planning profession in California after graduation. Students are eligible to receive more than one scholarship. Separate applications to specific scholarships is not required; only a single application is needed.

The deadline to apply for 2017 CPF Scholarships is Monday, May 1, 2017.

Applicants will be reviewed for all scholarships for which they are eligible. Any questions about the CPF scholarship program can be found on the FLYER or directed to Kelly Main, Ph.D. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to Hilary Nixon, Ph.D. at

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CSVS NORTH VALLEY DIVISION - "BAO HAPPY HOUR" MIXER - MAY 12

Join the North Valley Division for a fun "Bao Happy Hour" Mixer at Momona Noodle + Bao in downtown Chico on Friday, May 12.  Catch up with old friends and meet new ones while enjoying scrumptious bao appetizers courtesy of APA.  Learn about upcoming APA activities and events in the North Valley Division and greater Sacramento region.  Local planners and APA members, members of affiliated professions, nonprofits, and planning students are welcome!  

Date: Friday, May 12, 2017

Time: 5:00-7:00pm

Location: Momona Noodle + Bao, 230 W. 3rd Street, Chico (Momona Noodle + Bao restaurant is known for its hip décor, delicious take on a variety of Asian cuisines, and offerings of sake, wine, and beer.  No-host bar; bao appetizers courtesy of APA-Sacramento Valley Section).

RSVPs appreciated: Contact APA-North Valley Division Director Claudia Stuart at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by May 5th so we can ensure enough space for all! 

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REGISTER FOR THE 2017 APA CALIFORNIA CONFERENCE - 

COMING APRIL 30

Registration opens for the conference on April 30th, held in Sacramento this year! Centering around the conference theme of "Capitalizing On Our Diversity," the 2017 conference of the California Chapter of the American Planning Association will explore aspects of diversity in different planning contexts, in the setting of our State's vibrant capital city. Please mark your calendars and join us for the 2017 statewide conference to be held on September 23-26, 2017, at the Sacramento Convention Center!

Register here: http://www.apacalifornia-conference.org/ 

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ECONNECT WITH THE 2017 APA CALIFORNIA CONFERENCE

The Sacramento Valley Section conference host committee has been busy behind the scenes getting things ready for planners from all over California to come to Sacramento in September. To keep up with what is going on for the conference, please connect on social media:


 

- Hashtag: #APACA2017

- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APACAConf/       

- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APACAConf/

- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/7036386

- Twitter: https://twitter.com/APACAConf/

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MAY 2017 AICP EXAM PREPARATIONF

The Sacramento Valley Section will be offering AICP exam preparation for the May 2017 exam. Preparation sessions will provide an overview of the exam, which has been newly updated, and give a road map for studying. For more information about preparation sessions and participating in a study group, please contact Blake Roberts, Section Professional Development Officer, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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LEGISLATIVE REVIEW UPDATEG

The 2017-2018 regular session of the California Legislature appears to be a busy one with 2,739 bills already introduced, including several bills related to planning. The planning-related bills address a wide range of issues from Cap and Trade to cell towers, but housing-related bills were the most abundant. Summaries of the bills considered by California APA to be the "Hot Bills" can be accessed on the California APA website.  The California APA Legislative Review team has been busy reviewing these bills and providing input to bill authors. The Legislative Team's position letters can also be viewed on the APA CA website. Stay tuned for updates on the legislative review process.

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REMINDER TO GET YOUR CM CREDITS BEFORE MAY 31ST

AICP members have a five-month grace period to continue earning and logging credits for the 2015-2016 reporting period. AICP members must complete 32 CM credits, including 1.5 CM credits toward ethics and law. If you have earned the required credits but not yet logged them, we encourage you to do so now. 

National and State APA have numerous resources for completing your credits, including the 2017 National Planning Conference in New York City May 6-9, 2017. Go to the National APA website and APA California website (under "CM Credit Opportunities") for more information.

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SAN JOAQUIN COG WANTS YOUR INPUT! - APRIL 20I

Calling on San Joaquin County residents and stakeholders interested in healthy communities and climate investments to get involved at the local level. The San Joaquin Council of Governments is updating its Regional Transportation Plan & Sustainable Communities Strategy! This plan looks at 20+ years of future transportation needs and aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in San Joaquin County. Please join SJCOG on April 20 for a public workshop!

https://www.facebook.com/events/143854786138459/

Join the "Notify Me" list for the RTP/SCS to receive regular updates:

http://www.sjcog.org/list.aspx

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2017 CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION PLANNING CONFERENCE - MAY 3-5J

Caltrans, in partnership with the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) at University of California, Berkeley present the:

2017 California Transportation Planning Conference

Partnering for Sustainable Transportation: Meeting the Challenge Now and Into the Future

This three-day conference will provide attendees the opportunity to interact with transportation practitioners and decision-makers, exchange ideas and learn about emerging technologies and advancements in transportation planning from national, state, and local experts. The conference will focus on themes around sustainability and how we can partner to meet the challenges facing us now and into the future as required by federal and state legislation and influences by funding constraints.

The 2017 CTPC will bring together representatives from Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, State Agencies, Universities, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, Regional Transportation Planning Agencies, Transit Operators and Agencies, Tribal Governments, Cities, Counties, and Private Sector Partners.

For registration, sponsorship opportunities, and to download the mobile app please visit: 

www.dot.ca.gov/transplanning/2017ctpc.html  

For additional information about the conference contact Erin Thompson, Caltrans

Phone: (916) 654-2596  

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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K2017 NATIONAL PLANNING CONFERENCE IN NYC - MAY 6-9

Registration is open for APA's 2017 National Planning Conference in New York. NPC17 will be the premier planning event of the year, with hundreds of options for tours, advanced training, mobile workshops, special events, and opportunities to network with planners from across the country and around the world. 

Reserve your place today!

Register here!

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LSPEAKER SERIES - SAVE THE DATE! - FIRST SESSION ON JUNE 23

This year's Speaker Series is focused on Diverse Perspectives: Working Together to Build Vibrant Communities. The first session will be held on

June 23rd at the West Sacramento Community Center.  The final session will be in November this year, with a celebration of 10 years of Speaker Series with APA's partners! For the first time, we'll be live-streaming the sessions to other locations throughout our region so our members who are farther away can participate in this great educational/networking opportunity. Stay tuned for more information!

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GET INVOLVED IN YOUR LOCAL APAM



The Sacramento Valley Section Board is seeking a Division Director for the Cascade Division. The Cascade Division includes the counties and cities within Shasta, Siskiyou, Lassen, and Modoc counties. The primary duties of the Cascade Division Director include: 1) providing input to the Section Board related to the special needs of members of the Cascade Division, and 2) organizing events for members of the Division. This is a fantastic opportunity for those looking to get more involved with APA and have more opportunities to interact with fellow planners in the Sacramento Valley. If you are interested in this appointed Board position, please contact either Tricia Stevens (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Acting Section Director, or Chelsey Payne (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Section Secretary for additional information.

Are you looking for a chance to explore APA leadership but don't know if you have the time? Check out the Programs Subcommittee. Our first meeting will be in February and we will be planning for 2017 events and programs. If you're interested (or just want to explore and know more), email Elizabeth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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NCOMMUNITY FORUM:  LEADING THE WAY TO CARBON ZERO - MAY 13

Join 350 Sacramento for a Community Forum on "Leading the Way to Carbon Zero".  350 Sacramento is a local non-profit organization that is committed to equitable solutions that accelerate the transition to a sustainable future, with atmospheric carbon levels below 350 ppm.  This event will bring together a broad spectrum of interests and expertise in the Sacramento region and help kickstart the effort to get to carbon zero. Community members, organizations, professionals, and decisionmakers will explore what carbon zero means, realistic pathways to achieve that goal, and first steps in the process to make the Sacramento region carbon zero.  The keynote speaker is Alex Steffen, author of "Carbon Zero:  Imagining Cities That Can Save the Planet."

When:     Saturday, May 13, 2017

              9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Location:  McGeorge School of Law

              Lecture Hall, 3200 5th Ave, Sacramento

Cost:       $25 General; $10 Student

Please see flyer for more details and registration. 

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MARCH HIGHLIGHTS

YPG joined architects, landscape architects, engineers, and green building professionals on a lovely spring saunter along R Street. We learned about the history of R Street, toured the successful redevelopment of the Warehouse Artist Lofts, and heard about the highly-anticipated Ice Blocks development. YPG will be co-hosting another Inter-Association event this summer - stay tuned!

The Urban Land Institute - Sacramento, in partnership with the City of Sacramento and the City of West Sacramento, sponsored a program on Riverfront Development on March 24, featuring experts from four cities across the nation. A SVS APA representative joined in the two-day discussion on how successful riverfront development strategies applied in other parts of the country could be relevant in our region. We discussed real strategies and prioritized these actions for implementation in Sacramento. Specific efforts around leadership, investment, design, programming, maintenance, partnerships and management were discussed. A report summarizing the Riverfront Program's recommendations will be taken to both the City of Sacramento and City of West Sacramento decision makers for discussion.

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