February 21, 2018

In January, the Alliance for Healthy Orange County held a convening on SB 1000, the law requiring that general plans include an environmental justice (EJ) element. The convening brought together over 60 planners and community-based representatives to discuss and gather input on what environmental justice means in Orange County and how to move forward to ensure the region develops strong plans.

February 21, 2018

The National Partnership facilitates regional active transportation networks (ATNs) in several locations throughout California with quarterly meetings. These ATNs serve as an informational hub for community based organizations and public agencies to share information on best practices and upcoming funding competitions and to engage in increasing active transportation investments and policy.  

February 13, 2018

Governor Brown released his proposed expenditure plan for Cap and Trade proceeds (the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund). We were disappointed to see funds prioritized for Zero Emission Vehicles, which do not reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled or facilitate alternative modes of transportation, while programs such as TCC were sharply reduced.

January 19, 2018

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has begun continued workshops for public feedback on guidelines and applications for Cycle 4 of the Active Transportation Program (ATP). As you may recall, for Cycle 4, CTC has proposed five separate applications for different types and sizes of projects. As of this week, seven workshops have been held: in Sacramento, Chico, Los Angeles, Oakland, Fresno, San Bernardino and, this past Tuesday, Monterey.

January 19, 2018

We were disappointed this week when, at the first Senate Transportation and Housing Committee hearing of the year, SB 760 - the Complete Streets for Active Living (Wiener) bill - was stripped of its most transformative components.

January 16, 2018
In partnership with community stakeholder groups, The City of Ontario hosted a special site tour visit for the Strategic Growth Council . The site tour included a bus tour to spotlight efforts for their Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) proposal.
December 11, 2017

In the Inland Empire region, the National Partnership joined four local non-profit organizations to author a coalition letter raising concerns over warehouse developments near schools and homes. The coalition letter highlighted concerns over a environmental impact report regarding the development of the Fontana Southwest Logistics project expansion in Fontana, California.

October 5, 2017

We are tracking progress on several pieces of state legislation:

August 24, 2017
San Bernardino County’s Bloomington residents and local advocates have packed recent School Board meetings over concerns regarding a logistics industry development project near two elementary schools. A 680,000 square foot warehouse project was recently approved by San Bernardino County’s Planning Commission and it is scheduled to be developed within 700 feet of Walter Zimmerman and Crestmore Elementary schools.