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Planning Commissioners Academy Deadline Extended; Seats Going Quickly

February 1, 2016
The League of California Cities® is extending for one week the registration and housing deadline for its annual Planning Commissioners Academy, March 2-4 in San Ramon.
The new deadline is Feb. 9. Seats are being filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Register online.
Full conference registration will include admission for the following: 
  • An opening general session presented by legendary planner Peter Calthorpe, who in 1986 published the groundbreaking book “Sustainable Communities” and whose latest book is “Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change.” Calthorpe led Vision California, a statewide urban design effort, to inform the implementation of the state’s climate change legislation. 
  • A talk by League expert Michael Coleman on what planners and commissioners need to know about municipal finance. 
  • An address by best-selling author and futurist Scott Steinberg, CEO of TechSavvy Global, on how you and your city can better capitalize on cutting-edge trends and advancements. 
  • A variety of fundamentals sessions for new commissioners, including how to conduct an effective planning commission meeting, CEQA basics, findings and conditions of approval, a social media guide for public officials, a look at good design and plenty of opportunities to ask your burning questions about planning. 
  • Sessions on emerging issues for experienced commissioners and professional planners, including the future of water-wise planning for cities, complete streets, autonomous vehicles and more. 
  • An optional walking tour of San Ramon’s new City Hall, and the construction site of the new downtown city center designed by the international architectural firm Renzo Piano Building Workshop (limited spots available, additional registration required). 
  • AB1234 ethics training workshop. 
  • Wednesday networking reception, Thursday breakfast and lunch, and Friday breakfast. 
  • Electronic access to all program materials. 
View a full list of planned sessions and other conference details online.
If you have any questions, please contact Caitlin Cole at (916) 658-8240.

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