Known as CPAT (Community Planning Assistance Team), the program pairs expert planning professionals from throughout California with residents and other stakeholders from communities with limited resources to solve specific local planning problems. It is an intensive one to three day effort. The volunteers receive no compensation, but the community is expected to cover direct costs for transportation, meals and overnight accommodations (if required).
If you believe that your municipality has such a need, or if you know of a municipality or community group that requires such support, please check out the new program at www.apacalifornia.org
. The website includes information about the program as well as ab an application form.
APA California is anxious to empower communities with limited resources to solve pressing planning problems and to gain the confidence necessary to develop and achieve a positive vision for their future.
If you have questions or require additional information, please contact Robert Paternoster
, FAICP, at (562) 400-3825.