Sonoma State University’s 34th Annual Planning Commissioners Conference

Saturday, December 2, 2017, 9:00am - 1:00pm

(Continental breakfast from 8:30am)

For Commissioners, Elected Officials, Professional Staff, and Community Members

Presented by Sonoma State’s Department of Environmental Studies & Planning, Center for Sustainable Communities, and Student Planning Association. Co-Sponsored by APA California Northern Section. An update on planning practice and law specially designed for planning commissioners, Elected Officials, Professional Staff, and Community Members.

Schedule: Check-in, continental breakfast 8:30am – 9:00am Conference 9:00am – 1:00pm

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Registration Information

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Conference Information: Karen Targett: karen.targett@sonoma.edu, (707) 664-2306

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Sonoma State University’s 33rd Annual Planning Commissioners Conference Saturday, December 3, 2016, 9:00am - 1:00pm

Presented by Sonoma State’s Department of Environmental Studies & Planning, Center for Sustainable Communities, and Student Planning Association. Co-Sponsored by APA California Northern Section. An update on planning practice and law specially designed for planning commissioners, Elected Officials, Professional Staff, and Community Members.

Seminar Handouts

Updating General Plans Can Be An Arduous Journey – Is It Worth The Trip? - Woodie Tescher, PlaceWorks, President California Planning Roundtable

Local Plans Shaping Regional Strategies -Miriam Chion, Ph.D., Director of Planning and Research, Association of Bay Area Governments

The Dan Curtin Lecture in Land Use Law: Crafting Sign Regulations That Are Effective and Meet The Law -Vivian Kahn, FAICP, Dyett and Bhatia Urban and Regional Planners

Sonoma State University’s 32nd Annual Planning Commissioners Conference Saturday, December 5, 2015, 9:00am - 1:00pm

Presented by Sonoma State’s Department of Environmental Studies & Planning, Center for Sustainable Communities, and Student Planning Association. Co-Sponsored by APA California Northern Section. An update on planning practice and law specially designed for planning commissioners, Elected Officials, Professional Staff, and Community Members.

Seminar Handouts

Ne’re the Twain Shall Meet: Water Resources and Land Use - Jeff Loux, PhD, Director, Land Use and Natural Resources Program, UC Davis Extension

How to Be a Great Planning Commissioner - Janet Ruggiero, FAICP, Former Planning Director, City of Citrus Heights

Suggestions for Planning Commission Success - Janet Ruggiero, FAICP, Former Planning Director, City of Citrus Heights

The Dan Curtin Land Use Law Lecture: Recent Land Use Law Cases That Could Change Your World - Tom Jacobson, JD, FAICP Sonoma State University

Sonoma State University’s 31st Annual Planning Commissioners Conference Saturday, December 6, 2014, 9:00am - 1:00pm

Presented by Sonoma State’s Department of Environmental Studies & Planning, Center for Sustainable Communities, and Student Planning Association. Co-Sponsored by APA California Northern Section. An update on planning practice and law specially designed for planning commissioners, Elected Officials, Professional Staff, and Community Members.

Seminar Handouts

Planning, Investing, Building, Monitoring, Planning - Mike McCoy, Executive Director, California Strategic Growth Council

VMT vs LOS, Can They Peacefully Coexist? - Al Herson, JD, FAICP

A Culture of Health: What your General Plan can do for you…and what you can do for your General Plan - Elizabeth Baca, MD, MPA, Senior Health Advisor Governor’s Office of Planning and Research

Sonoma State University’s 30th Annual Planning Commissioners Conference Saturday, December 7, 2013 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

Presented by SSU’s Department of Environmental Studies & Planning, Center for Sustainable Communities, and Student Planning Association. An update on planning practice and law specially designed for planning commissioners and agency staff.

Seminar Handouts

Health Impact Assessment: Informing General Plan Updates, Specific Plans, and Other Planning Applications

The Dan Curtin Lecture on Land Use Law: An Update on Imposing Conditions on Development Approvals, More News on ‘Exactions’ from the U.S. Supreme Court

California Dept. of Water Resources Integrating Water and Land Management: The California Water Plan & The 2009 Pilot Project

Integrated Water & Land Management Tool Development & Use

Integrated Water & Land Management Tool

Integrated Water & Land Management Tool Distribution

Sonoma State University’s 29th Annual Planning Commissioners Conference Saturday, December 1, 2012 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

Presented by SSU’s Department of Environmental Studies & Planning, Center for Sustainable Communities, and Student Planning Association. An update on planning practice and law specially designed for planning commissioners and agency staff.

Seminar Handouts

SSU Center for Sustainable Communities Update: 2012 - Alext Hinds & Wayne Goldberg

Effective Housing Planning - Cathy Creswell

Integrated Water a New Design Ecology - Josiah Raison Cain

Is there a disconnect of water and land use? - Elizabeth A. Patterson, AICP

Sonoma State University’s 28th Annual Planning Commissioners Conference Saturday, December 3, 2011 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

Presented by SSU’s Department of Environmental Studies & Planning, Center for Sustainable Communities, and Student Planning Association. An update on planning practice and law specially designed for planning commissioners and agency staff.

Seminar Handouts

Effective Communication for Planning Commissioners - Janet Ruggiero

How to Review a Development Proposal

Suggestions for Success

Sonoma State University’s, 27th Annual Planning Commissioners Conference, Saturday, December 4, 2010, 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

Presented by SSU’s Department of Environmental Studies & Planning, Center for Sustainable Communities, and Student Planning Association. An update on planning practice and law specially designed for planning commissioners and agency staff.

Sonoma State University’s 26th Annual Planning Commissioners Conference Saturday, December 5, 2009 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

Presented by SSU’s Department of Environmental Studies & Planning, Center for Sustainable Communities, and Student Planning Association An update on planning practice and law specially designed for planning commissioners and agency staff.

Seminar Handouts

Practical approaches to today's planning challenges: Effective city council-planning commission-staff relations Planning for planning commission success

CEQA, general plans, global warming, and local government action

What does SB 375 really mean for local planning and livable communities?

Climate change and planning: bringing it home to the North Bay

The land use/public health connection: Preview of a new project in Sonoma County