Breakout Session 2A: Land Use Reform: What Needs to Be Done

APA California Chapter, Sacramento Valley Section

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Saturday, February 27, 2016
1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. PST

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Overview

The 2015 PCL Legislative Symposium focused on Land Use.  Out of that symposium, PCL was able to develop a series of concepts for possible approaches to land use reform designed to reduce car-oriented “sprawl” development and facilitate more equitable and transit-oriented infill.  Participants will learn how state policy reforms could address longstanding concerns about inefficient, unsustainable, and inequitable land.

Participants will learn about five overarching policy concepts coming out of last year’s symposium: (1) internalizing the externalities associated with “sprawl” development; (2) adding “teeth” to SB 375 to stop local projects inconsistent with regional plans; (3) creating additional requirements related to Spheres of Influence (SOIs) and Urban Growth Boundaries (UGBs) while reforming and strengthening Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) functions; (4) state-enabling legislation for a package of UGBs, urban reinvestment, and rural conservation, with CEQA relief, all triggered by a local majority vote; and (5) additional funding mechanisms for equitable and transit-oriented infill, particularly affordable housing, via Tax Increment Financing (TIF), the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF), new document filing/recording fees, and/or Prop 13 reform.

Speakers

Huasha Liu

Invited Speaker

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Graham Brownstein

Invited Speaker

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Robert Ogilvie

Invited Speaker

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