LTC, Annual Forum, Greener California: Impacts of Senate Bill 375 and Winning Strategies for Southern California, 05/22/2009, Joseph McCarthy
Senate Bill (SB) 375CALIFORNIA CLIMATE CHANGE REGULATION JOSEPH MCCARTHY VISITING PROFESSOR, LEONARD TRANSPORTATION CENTER
California Climate Change LawWho? What?When? How? In 10 minutes…
The What? - Global WarmingConcentration Increases : Atmospheric Gases• Water Vapor• Carbon Dioxide• Methane• Ozone• Nitrous Oxide• CFCsUndesired Consequences• Temperature Increases• Arctic Temperature Changes• Rising Sea Levels• Increase in Intense Precipitation Events• Changes in Habitats• Impacts on Hydrologic Cycle Popularly labeled the “Greenhouse Effect” for its analogous behavior to a garden greenhouse.
The What? – Potential Transportation ImpactsTransportation Research Board (TRB) Special ReportResearch request: Executive Committee of the Transportation Research BoardResearch conducted by: academic & government institutions, as wells as engineering consultants, and industry experts. http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/sr/sr290.pdf
The What? – Potential Transportation ImpactsTransportation Research Board (TRB) Special Report http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/sr/sr290.pdf
The When and How?The When? 9/30/2008 SB 375 signed into lawThe How? SB 375 aims to: Encourage urban development and higher-density housing Decrease vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in daily-commutes Ultimately reduce greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions.Accomplished thru:1) Regional GHG Reduction Targets2) Sustainable Community Strategies (Smart Growth)3) Regional Housing Needs & Plans4) CEQA Exemptions and Streamlining
Leonard Transportation Center can make your SB 375 dreams come TRUE!Just One Question: How? ACT NOW to get your government planning unit into compliance!
Don’t ask How?.... …ask Who?Planning Panel (morning) Tools for Compliance Panel (afternoon) Lindell Marsh, Attorney at Law/Facilitator Jon Harrison, Mayor of Redlands, Senior Hasan Ikhrata, Executive Director, Southern Consultant for Business Development with California Association of Governments Environmental Systems Research Institute (SCAG) (ESRI) Rick Willson, Department of Urban and Boykin Witherspoon III, Center for Regional Planning, Cal Poly Pomona Geographic Information Science Research, Rick Bishop, Director, Western Riverside Cal Poly Pomona Council of Governments (WRCOG) Mike Reibel, Department of Geography and Ty Schuiling, Director of Planning & Anthropology, Cal Poly Pomona Programming, San Bernardino Associated Kelly Chan, Department of Geography and Governments (SANBAG) Anthropology, Cal Poly Pomona Keynote Speakers: William Fulton (Opening Keynote) Bob Wolf (Lunch Keynote) William Hudnut (Closing Keynote)