The League provided comments
on a wide-range of issues including local land use authority, vehicle miles traveled (VMT), and infill development. City officials are encouraged to review the Workshop Presentation
, Land Use White Paper
, and the Potential VMT Measures
document. These documents and the final 2030 Target Scoping Plan Update could negatively impact local land use authority.
Under existing law, the Scoping Plan must be updated at least every five years. The most recent update was issued in 2014. ARB initiated the current Scoping Plan Update in order to comply with Executive Order B-30-15
, which required the Scoping Plan to be updated to reflect the midterm greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target of 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 32 (Pavley) earlier this year to codify the executive order.
Important Next Steps
ARB will release the Draft 2030 Target Scoping Plan Update this fall. The public comment period will commence at that time. The League will closely review the document and provide extensive comments. We recommend cities take action as well.
Regional workshops hosted by ARB will begin in winter 2016 and spring 2017. Workshops are being planned for the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Central Valley.
The final 2030 Target Scoping Plan Updated will be presented to ARB in spring 2017.
The League will continue to provide additional information once the Draft 2030 Target Scoping Plan Update is released and the workshops are scheduled.