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Sustainable Communities Strategy

Sustainable Communities Strategy

In September 2008 Governor Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 375 (SB 375), also known as the Sustainable Communities and Climate Change At of 2008, as the mechanism to implement passenger vehicle greenhouse gas reductions outlined in Assembly Bill 32.

Under SB 375, BCAG, as the region's Metropolitan Planning Organization, has been designated by the state to prepare the area's "Sustainable Communities Strategy" (SCS) as an additional element of the 2012 Metropolitan Transportation Plan.  The SCS will be the forecasted development pattern for the region, which, when integrated into with the transportation network, and other transportation measures and policies, will meet the passenger vehicle greenhouse gas reduction target for the area.

Final Sustainable Communities Strategy - Adopted December 13, 2012

The Final Sustainable Communities Strategy for the 2012 Metropolitan Transportation Plan was adopted by the BCAG Board of Directors on December 13th, 2012.  The Final MTP/SCS documents are available on the 2012 MTP/SCS homepage - click here to visit.

Implementation Documents
(PDFs)

- BCAG's 2012 SCS

Regional Target Setting Documents (PDFs)

- BCAG's Methodology and Scenario Results Report for SCS Target Setting (revised June 2010)

- Click Here to view the California Air Resources Board (ARB) - Report on Regional GHG Emission Reduction Targets For Automobiles and Light Trucks (approved by ARB September 23, 2010)


Research

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is working with researchers at the University of California at Irvine and Davis to identify the impacts on vehicle use and greenhouse gas emissions of key transportation and land use policies based on the scientific literature.  Click here to visit CARBs website and view the results of this research.

Public Outreach

1st Round SCS Workshops (August 2011)

BCAG hosted 4 public workshops in early August 2011 to present the preliminary draft 2012 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and to inform and educate the public as to what the SCS consists of, the issues and policies choices, and to solicit comments prior to its development.

Public Notice (August 2011 Workshops)

Workshop Materials:

Slide Presentation (PDF)

SCS Internet Resources Handout (PDF)

BCAG 2012 SCS Information Handout (PDF)

Current Land Use and Road Network Map (PDF)

Brochure and Comment Card (PDF)

2nd Round SCS Workshops (June 2012)

BCAG hosted 4 public workshops in June 2012 to present the preliminary draft 2012 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), to once again inform and educate the public as to what the SCS consists of, the issues and policies choices, and to solicit comments on the recently prepared land use scenarios.

Workshop Materials:

BCAG 2012 SCS Information Handout - revised (PDF)

Land Use Growth Area Types (PDF)

Land Use Scenario Descriptions and Analysis (PDF)

Regional Transportation Priorities Map (PDF) and Table (PDF)

Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Projects Table (PDF)

Slide Presentation (PDF)

Comment Card (PDF)

Public Notice (June 2012 Workshops)

3rd Round SCS Workshops (October 2012)

BCAG hosted 4 public workshops in October 2012 to present the official Draft 2012 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and Sustainable Communities Strategy. Public Notice (October 2012 Workshops)

Workshop Materials:

Slide Presentation (PDF)

SCS Internet Resources Handout (PDF)

BCAG 2012 SCS Information Handout (PDF)

Brochure and Comment Card (PDF)

Contact Us

If you have questions regarding the Sustainable Communities Strategy for the Butte County region or wish to be placed on the SCS email notification list, please contact Brian Lasagna, Senior Planner at (530) 879-2468 or via e-mail at blasagna@bcag.org.