Environmental Justice and the General Plan: Adocacy and Implementation of SB 1000 (California Planning Roundtable Session)

APA California Chapter


Monday, September 25, 2017
3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. PDT

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SB 1000 increases requirements for addressing environmental justice in the General Plan. This panel brings together organizations and individuals that advocated for SB 1000. Panelists will offer perspectives on how the provisions of the bill can be implemented in California communities. Hear about the hopes and challenges for implementing SB 1000, what successful implementation would look like, and how to best support local governments in addressing this new requirement. California Planning Roundtable (CPR) session


Bernadette Austin-Bower

Bernadette is an Associate Director at the UC Davis Center for Regional Change. She was a Co-Chair of the Riverfront Program for ULI, and is actively involved in numerous organizations in the Sacramento region. Bernadette is also a Planning Commissioner for the City of West Sacramento. Read More

Katie Valenzuela Garcia

Katie graduated from UC Davis with a B.S. and M.S. degree in Community Development. She has over 16 years of community development experience. Katie is passionate about helping neighborhood leaders be active participants in decision-making, specializing in organic engagement processes that focus on collaboration, shared ownership, and social ... Read More

Victor Rubin, PhD

Victor Rubin is Vice President for Research at PolicyLink, an Oakland-based nonprofit which advances policies for social and economic equity. He has 30 years' experience as a community planner, consultant and researcher. His masters and doctorate are in city and regional planning from the University of California, Berkeley, where he ... Read More

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