General PlanAction Plans               Joseph Horwedel               City of San Jose
Do you know the way to San          Jose?
A Growing,Changing City
A City of Growth and Change
Next 20 Years…Growth Shifts to Seniors, Young Adults
How to Plan for Growth? Task Force Land Use / Transportation Guidelines: • Plan for People not just cars • Meet the needs ...
470,000 New job capacity
Growth Distribution                      Growth Study Scenarios                       San José 2020 (No Project)          ...
Green, HealthyLifestyle
Looking at Access to Fresh Foods
Looking at Access to Fresh Foods
Thinking about new parksInformation providedto City from 3rd partymashing up our datawith other data.Extending this to CIP...
1/3rd mile walking distance to parkMeasuringaccessibility ofamenities toneighborhoods
Thinking about transportation choices              -40% VMT
Walkscore.com - San JoseGreat tool to visualizeprivate walkinginfrastructure.Extending this to CIPdiscussions matchingup w...
Thinking about transportation choices
What is a good measure of planning?What should we measure to show success?Should we measure / report what we do not  contr...
Cautions for measurementBe aware of distortions in your progress   • Targets can encourage perverse behaviors   • “Teachin...
Measuring complete neighborhoods.Envision 2040 Plan added measures for access to:• Parks, trails, and open space• Neighbor...
My neighborhood walkability
Just down the street ... a 91 score
What it looks like to the public
What that 91 score looks like...
Action plans startwith measurableactions
San José Green Vision           Economic Growth       Environmental Stewardship        Enhanced Quality of Life
Green Vision Progress Report            Green Vision Goal                  2011 Status   2022 TargetClean Tech Jobs       ...
Yearly Status Reports
Goal 7: Adopt Measurable General Plan
Goal 7: Adopt Measurable General Plan
Goal 7: Adopt Measurable General Plan
Linking Strategy and Next Steps to Goals
Reporting includes so so news also              Goal 1
Key Accomplishments                               • 3,274 solar PV systemsSeven Trees Community Center     installed ~ 44....
Key Accomplishments                  • General Plan Update                    adopted by Council                  • 40% of...
Key Accomplishments                  • 60% of street tree                    inventory completed                  • OCF Co...
2012 Work Plan PrioritiesLeading by Example• Village Plans and  Zoning Ordinances• Electric vehicle  charging stations• “S...
So what did we learn?
Assessing your progressMake sure you have measurable goals in your plans.Include goals that you want to achieve. Don’t was...
Communicate the Progress!!Talk with your communityabout the results, good orbad.Publish quarterly andannual reports that a...
Reporting Progress
Reassessing Your ProgressCheck in during regular time frame.Are your efforts achieving thedesired outcome?What is the next...
Most importantly     Find the opportunities to  celebrate the  successes andmake sure to share    the glory!
Online Resources         Presentation on General Plan Action Plans                    is available online at:http://www.sl...
APA 2012 General Plan Action Plans - San Jose
APA 2012 General Plan Action Plans - San Jose
APA 2012 General Plan Action Plans - San Jose
APA 2012 General Plan Action Plans - San Jose
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APA 2012 General Plan Action Plans - San Jose

  1. 1. General PlanAction Plans Joseph Horwedel City of San Jose
  2. 2. Do you know the way to San Jose?
  3. 3. A Growing,Changing City
  4. 4. A City of Growth and Change
  5. 5. Next 20 Years…Growth Shifts to Seniors, Young Adults
  6. 6. How to Plan for Growth? Task Force Land Use / Transportation Guidelines: • Plan for People not just cars • Meet the needs of business that drive innovation • Reduce vehicle miles traveled and green house gasses • Provide adequate land for new job and housing growth • Create walkable and bike friendly “neighborhood villages” • Create complete and vibrant regional “hubs” 9
  7. 7. 470,000 New job capacity
  8. 8. Growth Distribution Growth Study Scenarios San José 2020 (No Project) 255,550 Jobs / 82,110 Units Scenario 1-C (Low Growth) 346,550 Jobs / 88,650 Units Scenario 2-E (Medium Growth) 360,550 Jobs / 135,650 Units Scenario 3-K (ABAG / High Housing) 339,530 Jobs / 158,965 Units Scenario 4-J (High Jobs) 526,050 Jobs / 88,650 Units Scenario 5-H (Medium-High Growth) 431,550 Jobs / 135,650 Units 12
  9. 9. Green, HealthyLifestyle
  10. 10. Looking at Access to Fresh Foods
  11. 11. Looking at Access to Fresh Foods
  12. 12. Thinking about new parksInformation providedto City from 3rd partymashing up our datawith other data.Extending this to CIPdiscussions matchingup where we aregrowing.
  13. 13. 1/3rd mile walking distance to parkMeasuringaccessibility ofamenities toneighborhoods
  14. 14. Thinking about transportation choices -40% VMT
  15. 15. Walkscore.com - San JoseGreat tool to visualizeprivate walkinginfrastructure.Extending this to CIPdiscussions matchingup where we aregrowing.Useful to think aboutwhat are the missingprivate pieces
  16. 16. Thinking about transportation choices
  17. 17. What is a good measure of planning?What should we measure to show success?Should we measure / report what we do not control?How do we measure long term benefits?What level should we measure planning? - Neighborhood, City, County?
  18. 18. Cautions for measurementBe aware of distortions in your progress • Targets can encourage perverse behaviors • “Teaching to the Test” What get measured gets done Peter DruckerUsing outputs to measure the performance ofan plan can drive the organizationto maximize the outputs while ignoring the outcomes.
  19. 19. Measuring complete neighborhoods.Envision 2040 Plan added measures for access to:• Parks, trails, and open space• Neighborhood retail, fresh foods• Library and community center• Faith community and non profits• Quality schools• Public transit• Jobs
  20. 20. My neighborhood walkability
  21. 21. Just down the street ... a 91 score
  22. 22. What it looks like to the public
  23. 23. What that 91 score looks like...
  24. 24. Action plans startwith measurableactions
  25. 25. San José Green Vision Economic Growth Environmental Stewardship Enhanced Quality of Life
  26. 26. Green Vision Progress Report Green Vision Goal 2011 Status 2022 TargetClean Tech Jobs 7,000 25,000Per Capita Energy Use Reduction (%) 9.2 50Electricity from Renewable Energy (%) 17 100Green Buildings (million square feet) 5.4 50Trash Diverted from Landfills (%) 71 100Average Daily Use of Recycled Water (Million 8.1 40Gallons Per Day)Alternate Fuel Vehicles in Public Fleet (%) 40 100Net New Trees 6,617 100,000Smart Streetlights 297 62,000Interconnected Trails (miles) 53.7 100
  27. 27. Yearly Status Reports
  28. 28. Goal 7: Adopt Measurable General Plan
  29. 29. Goal 7: Adopt Measurable General Plan
  30. 30. Goal 7: Adopt Measurable General Plan
  31. 31. Linking Strategy and Next Steps to Goals
  32. 32. Reporting includes so so news also Goal 1
  33. 33. Key Accomplishments • 3,274 solar PV systemsSeven Trees Community Center installed ~ 44.4 MW • 5.4 million sq. ft. of certified Green Buildings including 1.4 million municipal sq. ft. • 71% overall diversion, 77% multi-family, 84% City Facilities • Advanced Water Treatment Facility construction underway
  34. 34. Key Accomplishments • General Plan Update adopted by Council • 40% of City fleet on alternative fuel; GHG emissions reduced by 32% • Awarded contract for 2,100 LED streetlights and CPUC approved PG&E tariff pilot for dimmable streetlights
  35. 35. Key Accomplishments • 60% of street tree inventory completed • OCF Community Tree Nursery • $5.4 million in grants for bike and pedestrian improvements • 5.7% increase in Trail Count survey; 20% above national average
  36. 36. 2012 Work Plan PrioritiesLeading by Example• Village Plans and Zoning Ordinances• Electric vehicle charging stations• “Smart” LED streetlights• Trails and on-street bike network
  37. 37. So what did we learn?
  38. 38. Assessing your progressMake sure you have measurable goals in your plans.Include goals that you want to achieve. Don’t wasteyour time on feel good goals.Engage the whole organization in achieving the goals,especially your elected officials and your boss.Connect the goals to what the agency delivers, or getready to spend time turning the ship.
  39. 39. Communicate the Progress!!Talk with your communityabout the results, good orbad.Publish quarterly andannual reports that areinteresting.Make sure your electedofficials know.
  40. 40. Reporting Progress
  41. 41. Reassessing Your ProgressCheck in during regular time frame.Are your efforts achieving thedesired outcome?What is the next phase of the plan?
  42. 42. Most importantly Find the opportunities to celebrate the successes andmake sure to share the glory!
  43. 43. Online Resources Presentation on General Plan Action Plans is available online at:http://www.slideshare.net/johorwedel/apa-2012-general-plan-action-plans

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