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Understanding and Implementing SB 1000 Matters for Orange County!

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Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse

434 S. Batavia St.

Orange, CA 92868

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Please join the Alliance for a Healthy Orange County "AHOC" and partners, in understanding and implementing SB1000 in Orange County.

This workshop is intended for city and county planners, planning firms and advocacy groups who are intrested in learning how cities can implement SB 1000. The workshop will include presentations, facilitated discussion, and interactive exercises to support you and how you can apply these new concepts in your own community.

Keynote Presentation will be made by:
Dr. Elizabeth Baca, Senior Health Advisor, California Governor's Office of Planning and Research

Overview:

SB 1000 Authored by Senator Connie Leyva requires cities and counties to adopt an Environmental Justice (EJ) element as part of their General Plans, or to integrate EJ-related policies, objectives, and goals throughout other elements of the General Plan. SB 1000 also requires civil “civic” engagement for local residents to become meaningfully involved in the decision-making around Environmental Justice issues. Beginning January 1, 2018, the requirements of SB 1000 will take effect when a local jurisdiction updates two or more elements of its General Plan.

Environmental Justice:

California defines EJ as “The fair treatment of people of all races, cultures, and incomes with respect to environmental laws, regulations and policies." When applied, environmental justice considers all impacts when developing policies or land uses that would affect the environment, and does not allow any population demographic to be ignored, or excluded. Research has shown areas with lower education, lower incomes, and a higher percentage of minority residents are more likely to have environmental threats and pollutants in their neighborhoods. Environmental justice laws seek to eliminate that bias.


This workshop will cover:

  • Background on Environmental Justice and the planning guidance
  • The specific requirements in SB 1000 including

  • Definitions

  • Policy and objective requirements

  • Foster a discussion to help inform additional implementation guidance that will be published by the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR), and best practices and lessons learned in planning for the needs of disadvantaged communities

  • Areas for discussion to include: Definitions of Disadvantaged communities, data to use to implement SB 1000, different forms of community engagement, alignment with other policies, CEQA, and how this work fits into the regional planning context

The goals of the Workshop:

  • To assist city/county planners and community residents in understanding what Environmental Justice means and how it can be applied in city and county planning

  • Review key principles, best practices, and lessons learned from “early adopter” communities in addressing the needs of disadvantaged communities through planning

  • Share tools and resources such as , the new SB 1000 Toolkit, open data / big data, regional technical assistance and funding programs



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