AEP

Palm Desert, CA, United States

3.97

(999 reviews)

5 star 31%
4 star 41%
3 star 24%
2 star 3%
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Thursday, April 19, 2018, 11:25 a.m. CDT

2017 CEQA and Legislative Update

3

Good discussion of new, 2017 CEQA legislation

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 11:24 a.m. CDT

The New General Plan Guidelines and Why You Should Care

3

Good interactive discussion on revisions to the OPR guidelines. The session also had some good data source information.

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 11:23 a.m. CDT

Great! We've Been Served! Now What? How Do You As An Agency/Consultant Survive a CEQA Lawsuit

2

Good basic information on legal procedures such as keeping and administrative record and knowing what is discoverable.

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 11:11 a.m. CDT

Regulating and Controlling the Noise of Wind Power

4

The session provided an overview of permitting a wind energy project in California and the potential impacts of noise on sensitive receptors.

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 11:07 a.m. CDT

Long Term Conservation: 10 Years under the Coachella Valley Multiple Species Conservation Program

3

This session provided a good example of how an HCP can work for all stakeholders involved.

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 11:05 a.m. CDT

Sea Level Rise and Coastal Planning: How will SB 379 Affect the Environmental Review Process?

2

Good discussion of the potential consequences of sea-level rise and coastal planning.

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 11:03 a.m. CDT

Get Back to Real Planning - What Say You?

3

Good discussion of CEQA and how it relates to planning, and why it is not a good idea to use CEQA as a planning tool.

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 10:59 a.m. CDT

Biology and Planning: Collaboration Across Disciplines

3

This session provided examples of good, practical ways to bridge the gap between biologists and planners, and to utilized each discipline's strengths and weaknesses.

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 1:38 a.m. CDT

Air Quality & Climate Change Workshop

4

Very informative presentation on the Climate Action Plans and CEQA analysis techniques

Friday, April 13, 2018, 2:52 p.m. CDT

Get Back to Real Planning - What Say You?

5

I liked these real-life examples of planning strategies and getting away from CEQA theory and modeling. Seemed more real to me.

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 7:07 p.m. CDT

Legalization of Cannabis: Conducting Statewide CEQA Analysis in a Shifting Landscape

5

Interesting and growing topic!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 6:32 p.m. CDT

Regulating and Controlling the Noise of Wind Power

3

This panel provided a broad overview of wind energy project permitting, sound assessment, and noise regulations to consider in a noise assessment.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 6:05 p.m. CDT

Renewable Energy Storage Trends and Technology

5

Tying into the lunch keynote address from Monday, this was an exceptional panel exploring the demand for electrical energy storage, available technologies, and state and local permitting requirements for energy storage facilities.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 6:01 p.m. CDT

No Mitigation, No Cry: How Fuel Modification is Only One Piece of the Puzzle

5

Great comprehensive view of safety management and fire prevention planning, and the role of CalFire compared to local fire jurisdictions.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 5:57 p.m. CDT

Integrating VMT Performance into the General Plan Process

4

This was an informative panel discussion, at a higher level, addressing the ways in which to incorporate a VMT focus into planning. The take-away was that many jurisdictions have chosen to move the LOS metric out of CEQA, and into the planning analysis of a proposed development.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 5:52 p.m. CDT

Climate Action Planning Circa 2018: A Powerful Tool for an Increasingly Complex Landscape

4

Nicely balanced panel with attorney, city planner, and environmental consultant addressing the different perspectives regarding adoption of a qualified climate action plan. Great question & answer session!

Monday, April 2, 2018, 5:44 p.m. CDT

Get Back to Real Planning - What Say You?

4

The timing on this program is incorrect. It ran from 3:30-5pm

Monday, April 2, 2018, 5:11 p.m. CDT

Music Festivals: Evaluating the Impacts of Short-Term, Large Capacity/Attendance Projects

5

This event was on Tuesday, 3/27 (not Monday 3/26)

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 10:37 a.m. CDT

Out of Thin Air: How M-Commerce and E-Commerce are Changing the Landscape

5

Very timely topic and interesting!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 11:16 a.m. CDT

Get Back to Real Planning - What Say You?

5

Found this session very informative, timely and useful. Very well moderated.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 11:14 a.m. CDT

Finding Common Ground Between Regulations, Developers and Public Agencies on Mitigation Strategies

2

Wasn't clear this discussion was going to be so focused on public agencies with jurisdiction over fish and wildlife and water issues, so didn't yield what I expected. Partly stemmed from not providing information in advance who was going to be on the panel. The series of questions from panel moderator seemed rather repetitive, a lot broader scope of issues could have been covered.

Saturday, May 28, 2016, 1:55 p.m. CDT

CEQA & Legislative Update

5

Mr. Rivasplata, Mr. Bass and Ms. Sohagi consistently provide the right mix of detail and overview for CEQA legislative and case law updates. I always look forward to this session.

Thursday, October 15, 2015, 2:36 p.m. CDT

Section 4(f) Workshop

5

excellent templates provided to do the analysis.

Thursday, October 15, 2015, 2:33 p.m. CDT

AB 52 Workshop

5

Great panel mixed with tribal representatives to get a broad perspective.

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 5:48 p.m. CDT

Navigating the Coastal Act/CEQA Equivalency Process: A Tale of Two State Agencies

5

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