Section Goodies Shop

cafepressFeeling the need to spice up your day?  Want to display your love for the Sacramento Valley Section on your coffee cup or water bottle.  Well now you can!

We have teamed up with Cafe Press and designed a selection of unique merchandise proudly emblazoned with the Section's very cool logo.  Coffee cups, water bottles, t-shrts, sweatshirts, stickers and more await.

Just click here to view the range of items that you can order.

2018 Speaker Series

2018 logo speaker seriesBoth the Great Recession and the unique recovery have made it clear that circumstances change, and the needs of our communities evolve over time, sometimes in ways that we struggle to anticipate. As a result, there is a need for the profession to plan for and manage these fast moving transformations. We must reimagine our communities to face these changes.

Click here to find out more about this exciting series.  Starts Friday, June 29th.

Brown Bag on CalRecycle's SB 1383

Brown Bag to Discuss CalRecycle's SB 1383 Rulemaking to Reduce Short Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP)

On February 28, 2018, attendees met at OPR’s offices on 10th Street to hear from Marshalle Graham, from CalRecycle’s Local Assistance and Market Development Branch. She discussed how SB 1383 is changing the future organic waste materials, including food waste, and land use planning. Organic materials comprise two-thirds of the waste stream, but SB 1383 (Lara, 2016, Short-lived climate pollutants) aims to change that. SB 1383 requires CalRecycle to adopt regulations that achieve specified targets for reducing organic waste in landfills. This interactive session covered an overview of the components of SB 1383 related to organics materials management and what impacts forthcoming regulations have on the future land use planning.

Click here to download the presentation (PDF format).

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Scot Mende Memorial Fund – Make No Small Plans

The Sac Valley Section established a memorial fund in Scot Mende’s honor after his passing in April 2015 for his outstanding contributions to the Section and to the profession of planning. Scot was a longtime SVS Board Member, our Professional Development Officer, and was instrumental in creating and leading the Section’s PLAN Sac Valley Mentorship Program, professional development and leadership activities, and AICP related training and CM credit programming. The Scot Mende Memorial Fund will ensure that these important programs continue as a tribute and ongoing legacy to Scot, reminding us all of the potential that great planning can realize and of those planners that have made, and left, the world a better place.

To-date the fund has raised over $6,000 and we sincerely thank all those who have donated. The Section Board has developed criteria for fund activities and the monies will be thoughtfully allocated on an annual basis to support mentoring, professional development, and training for planners of all generations in the Sacramento Valley.

Scot, thank you for always encouraging us to – Plan Big.

Click here to view flyer on the Memorial Fund.

If you would like to donate to the fund, please make check out to “SVSAPA” with a notation “Scot Mende Memorial Fund.”

Mail to SVSAPA c/o Elaine Sledge
P.O. Box 1794, Fair Oaks, CA 95628

For donations via credit card:
Please call Elaine Sledge at 916-234-9329

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CA Sustainability Research Hub

The California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA (CCSC) launched the CA Sustainability Research Hub.  The CA Sustainability Research Hub is an online searchable database that increases access to California's state-funded sustainable communities research.  The Research Hub enables users to navigate through over 800 CARB, Caltrans, and CEC reports.  In addition to the advanced search function, CCSC has created summaries of each report to help narrow search results.

You can read more about it here.

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