California's General Plans: Crafting Sustainability, Community, and Culture
Friday, December 5, 9am-4:30pm
UCLA Extension at Figueroa Courtyard
261 S. Figueroa St., Room 107
Los Angeles, California
Urban Planning 864.2   0.6 CEU
$350   Reg# U6079U
6 hours of MCLE credit available.
(Fee includes refreshments and course materials.
After November 21, fee increases to $375.)

Greenhouse gases. Housing generation. Ballot box planning. Smart growth, sustainability, infrastructure, and hazards management. Complex negotiations in the Legislature over general plans are being framed around increasingly complex sets of driver issues like these. While communities insist upon well-conceived, legally valid plans, they now demand plans that incorporate innovation and realism; confront growth issues; transcend "legalism" by developing effective tools for consensus; conserve character while celebrating community culture. This valuable seminar will illustrate what those plans look like and what they must contain to meet evolving State standards. The program will include both legal fundamentals and hot-button topics, recent court decisions, and each aspect of a plan's development, formulation and implementation. No refund after November 28.

Seminar Speakers

Steven A. Preston, FAICP, is Deputy City Manager and Community Development Director for the City of San Gabriel, overseeing planning, building and safety, economic development, housing, and public works. In addition to producing several award winning plans, Preston serves as a member of the Planning Accreditation Board, accrediting urban planning programs across the country.
Elwood C. ("Woodie") Tescher, is Principal Technical Professional/ Planning and Urban Design for PBS & J in Los Angeles. He has managed General Plans for many communities, and won awards for those in Los Angeles, Corona, West Hollywood, Huntington Beach, and San Clemente. His efforts on the Newport Beach General Plan, which survived an initiative battle, were rewarded with state and national awards.

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