Joint OPR and the San Bernardino County Active Transportation Network Meeting on Feb 19th
February 4, 2014 Leave a comment
MEETING & PUBLIC WORKSHOP INVITATION IN THE INLAND EMPIRE
San Bernardino County Active Transportation Network (Network) & Office of Research and Planning (OPR) are hosting a Public Workshop on the Governor’s Environmental Goals and Policy Report (EGPR) and Network Meeting. The OPR workshop will receive public input on the discussion draft of the EGPR.
Date and Time: Wednesday, February 19th from 2:30 to 4:30 pm
Location: San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) 1170 W. 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, San Bernardino, CA 92410-1715
Then immediately following the event please join the American Lung Association’s Healthy Growth Leaders Reception from 5:30pm to 7:00pm also at SANBAG.
The meeting and public workshop are free and open to the public. Please fill out RSVP form here: http://bit.ly/LqkG12
About the EGPR
The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research is required to prepare the Environmental Goals and Policy Report (EGPR) every four years. The EGPR should take a 20-30 year look into the future, summarize the state’s environmental goals, and identify the programs and policies in place to meet them.
The current discussion draft of the EGPR looks at the state’s future with a population of 50 million people, a milestone the state is expected to hit by the middle of the century. The state’s future is considered in the context of a changing climate. The report lays out a vision of the state’s future and identifies five cross-cutting goals that are critical for achieving that vision:
- Decarbonizing the state’s energy and transportation systems
- Conserving and stewarding the state’s natural resources
- Building climate resilience into all policies and investments
- Supporting sustainable regions and communities
- Improving cross-agency coordination and data availability
For each of these goals, the report identifies key actions for achieving these goals and links them to metrics and indicators to track progress toward meeting them.
Goals of the Public Workshops
Through these workshops, OPR is striving to receive input from all regions of the state. The February 19th meeting is held in the Inland Empire to specifically learn about the work of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties agencies, cities and nonprofits. The meeting on the 19th is being held in coordination with the San Bernardino County Active Transportation Network and its partners.The first portion of the meeting will emphasize multimodal transportation, technical assistance, and funding available from county
transportation and regional agencies, including a presentation on the new Active Transportation Program guidelines. The latter portion of the workshop will present the EGPR and provide a forum to receive public comment on the overarching goals, key actions, and metrics to track progress.