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New “PAS” Report on Emerging Trends in Regional Planning

New “PAS” Report on Emerging Trends in Regional Planning

April 25, 2017

As planners for regional and intergovernmental agencies and organizations, we are all aware that today’s planning issues don’t respect boundaries. Rising tides don’t stop at the county line. Transit systems roll from city to city. Jobs and housing are joined ... Read More »

Local Planner Spotlight: Joan Isaacson. . . 25 Years and Counting!

Local Planner Spotlight: Joan Isaacson. . . 25 Years and Counting!

April 6, 2017

When Carolina Ilic, our esteemed SDAPA Planning Journal Editor, asked me to write a piece for Local Planner Spotlight, I thought about the profiles of my respected colleagues who have been featured. They are people with deep, steady roots in ... Read More »

When CEQA and NEPA Public Participation Requirements Aren’t Enough

When CEQA and NEPA Public Participation Requirements Aren’t Enough

April 6, 2017

“Public participation is an essential part of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process.” – CEQA Guidelines Section 15201 “Agencies shall make diligent efforts to involve the public in preparing and implementing their National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) procedures.” – Guidelines for ... Read More »