PLANNING IN THE TIME OF TUOLUMNE: Direct Democracy, Voter Initiatives, and the Planning Process
Friday, October 14, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. PDT
San Diego, CA, United States
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The Tuolumne Decision is a 2014 California Supreme Court decision which holds that projects adopted by voter initiative are not subject to CEQA. This event will train planners by relaying information and specific experience with how this decision may impact the planning process.
Ballot box planning has previously been called "direct democracy," and was the subject of a 1991 book written by Dr. Roger Caves (SDSU Master of City Planning program). Dr. Caves will be our first speaker and will provide overview, context, and a few case studies.
Celia Brewer, City Attorney for the City of Carlsbad, was at the center of the recent Measure A process. Celia is our event's featured speaker, will discuss the legal framework, and will also share her experience and perspective.
Don Neu, AICP, City Planner for the City of Carlsbad was a member of the staff team that reviewed Measure A and prepared an analysis of the proposal. Don will review their process and how it was different from the typical project review/planning process. He will share his insights on how the proposal impacted the local planning process in the City of Carlsbad.