Governance Policies, Ordinances and Taxes A Bold Plan for Sustainable California Communities

A Bold Plan for Sustainable California Communities
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Over the past year, Southern California, Sacramento, and San Diego have become the first three regions in America to adopt transportation plans specifically designed to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. These regions are doing their part to implement California’s landmark Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Law (Senate Bill 375), passed in 2008. This report tells the story of how Southern California and Sacramento have tackled implementation of this new law, and provides a brief update on the San Diego plan, which other reports have discussed in greater detail.1 In each region, the process of creating a long range transportation and land use plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to achieve a state assigned target brought unique challenges and successes.


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