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Civic Engagement - Snapshot of Local Agency Programs and Policies 2009
  • Report
  • Tool

A large number of cities and counties throughout California engage their residents in discussions about climate change and involve them in developing policies and programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

SAGA: Sustainable Aviation Guidance Alliance
  • Tool

A number of airports in the United States and around the world have undertaken or are in the process of developing sustainability programs. Some of these programs have been initiated voluntarily, while others have been required under state or local ordinances. Overall, there are numerous examples of sustainability guidelines and documents that are specific to certain airports, but to date there is no central repository of this information.

The Sustainable Aviation Guidance Alliance (...

Developing Parking Policies to Support Smart Growth in Local Jurisdictions: Best Practices (2007)
  • Report

A number of communities have developed and implemented approaches to parking policies that support infill, transit-oriented development, and downtown development. This report explores some of these approaches and provides examples of “Best Practices” and innovations from the Bay Area and beyond. Local jurisdictions can use them to define and implement parking policies and practices that support smart growth/Transit Oriented Development (TOD) and best fit their local circumstances.

U.S. EPA - Affordable Housing and Smart Growth: Making the Connection (2001)
  • Guide
  • Report

A range of policies and approaches are discussed here that link smart growth's broad goals with the more specific goals of affordable housing. These strategies have been used by communities to improve housing conditions and foster economic development, protect environmental and natural resources, and enhance community quality of life. This report is not a comprehensive analysis of the policies and effects associated with affordable housing and smart growth. Rather it serves to identify areas...

Energy Efforts: City of Moreno Valley
  • Case Study

A relatively young city, its rapid growth in the 1980s and the 2000s propelled it to the status of the second-largest city in Riverside County by population. Along with its rapid growth, the City has begun to implement sustainability practices including incentives for energy efficiency, updating the General Plan to conform to Title 24 energy conservation requirements, and by joining in an Energy Partnership.

Energy Efforts: City of Exeter
  • Case Study

A representative of the Southern Pacific Railroad purchased the land for Exeter, CA in 1888. The town grew as owners developed water resources and planted fruit trees in the fertile San Joaquin Valley.

Land Use and Climate Change Activities Summary
  • Guide

A summary of DWR programs that have a water management/land-use/climate change nexus that may provide opportunities for coordination and collaboration with other agencies and efforts.

Local Government Resources Toolkit
  • Finance
  • Guide
  • Tool

A summary of informational resources and guides, tools and calculators, grants and funding programs offered by federal and state agencies, non-profit organizations, industry associations, and others.

G3: Gonzales Grows Green Community Initiative
  • Guide
  • Tool
  • Training

A sustainable community is one whose prospects for long-term health are good. Its residents and businesses do not deplete the resources that they depend on faster than those resources are replenished. Specific characteristics of this program include: respect for basic rights and recognition of basic responsibilities, living within ecological carrying capacity, equal opportunities for individual development, a diverse economic base, a vibrant democracy - with informed, involved residents,...

General Plans and Zoning: A Toolkit on land Use and Health
  • Tool

A toolkit designed for nutrition and other public health advocates who are seeking a fundamental, introductory understanding of how land use decisions are made and how advocates can effectively participate in those decisions.

Economic Development and Redevelopment: A Toolkit on Land Use and Health
  • Tool

A toolkit designed for nutrition and other public health advocates who provide additional resources, beyond zoning and general plan revisions, to improve the food access in low-income neighborhood. The toolkit is for people who are seeking a fundamental, introductory understanding of the economic development and redevelopment tools available, their use, and how to effectively participate in decisions about their use.

Toward a Sustainabile Community: A Toolkit for Local Government
  • Guide
  • Tool

A toolkit that provides actions that local governments can implement through policy development, fiscal administration, programs, and education.

Blueprint Planners Toolkit
  • Guide
  • Tool

A Toolkit to assist Valley communities with implementing the Blueprint and ultimately SB 375. It provides a resource of CA planning law and case studies, templates, and other resource materials.

Orange County Regional Collaboration
  • Case Study

A typical restaurant disposes more than 50 tons of organic waste annually, representing a significant portion of the waste stream that can be diverted from disposal with a food scrap recycling program. In April 2010, in response to a planned landfill disposal fee increase, eight cities in Orange County, along with the cities’ solid waste service provider, began a pilot program to collect and transport restaurant food scraps to a composting facility. The program was funded by a grant from the...

South San Francisco Energy Home Remodel
  • Case Study

A typical small family house was transformed into a warm, dry, comfortable, healthier home. Improvements were moderate, making each step financially viable for most homeowners. This innovative project is a first-time Public/Private greening partnership in South San Francisco.

AAA Greenlight Initiative
  • Tool

AAA's Greenlight program provides information about alternative and fuel efficient vehicles. Launched in 2005, AAA Greenlight® represents AAA’s commitment to the promotion and development of alternative fuel and vehicle technologies.

In response to our 2008 survey, AAA Members felt strongly that our country should rely less on foreign oil and more than half were planning to switch to a hybrid or more fuel-efficient vehicle. Moreover, a vast majority of Members said that they look to...

AB 811: Clean Energy Financing Law
  • Finance
  • Tool

AB 811 authorizes all cities and counties in California to designate areas within which property owners may finance renewable generation and energy efficiency improvements through low-interest loans that are repaid as an item on the property owner's property tax bill.

Assembly Bill 987: Affordable Housing Database
  • Tool

AB 987 requires redevelopment agencies to "compile and maintain a database of existing, new, and substantially rehabilitated, housing units" developed or otherwise assisted with moneys from their low and moderate income housing fund, or those counted toward an agency's replacement or inclusionary housing requirements under the Community Redevelopment Law. The database must be made available to the public on the Internet and updated on an annual basis.

Bay Area Green Business Program
  • Tool

ABAG's Green Business Program helps cities and counties certify local businesses. The Bay Area Green Business Program is a network of 9 county based programs coordinated by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG). The Program assists and recognizes small businesses and public agencies that implement measures to conserve energy and water, minimize waste and prevent pollution. The Program recommends dozens of best practices, many of which reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and verifies...

ABR Environmental Research and Services
  • Tool
  • Training

ABR, Inc. —Environmental Research and Services, is a professional consulting firm and leader in promoting sustainable business practices by managing resources in both an economically sound and environmentally responsible manner. Founded in 1976 under the name Alaska Biological Research, Inc., ABR’s mission is to provide timely, accurate, and cost-effective services to those who protect, manage, and develop natural resources. Our services have benefited a diverse array of clients, including...

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