Understanding SB 375: Opportunities to Engage the Public In Regional Planning
This guide from the Institute for Local Government offers local officials an overview of the benefits and opportunities for effective and inclusive public engagement in regional transportation planning in California, especially with regard to the preparation of sustainable communities strategies required by SB 375.
The guide contains approaches that go beyond the minimum public participation requirements, because plans based on full and effective public engagement will more likely be responsive to local and regional needs and have public support.
The Institute for Local Government (ILG) is the research and education affiliate of the California State Association of Counties and the League of California Cities.
Also see the “SB 375 Resource Center” at www.ca-ilg.org/sb-375-resource-center. The Institute’s SB 375 project provides resources for local officials to learn about this important law (2008), and how it affects California cities and counties. There you’ll find a variety of information resources about Senate Bill 375 and how it relates to local and regional planning for transportation, land use, housing and the environment.