North Bay Regional Activities Coordinator
The North Bay Regional Activities Coordinator (RAC) Director represents the counties of Marin, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma to the Northern Section Board. The RAC Directors’ duties include organizing periodic meetings and workshops for members in their regions.
Upcoming North Bay APA Sponsored Events
- October 28th (11:45 to 1:00 Novato Administration Building, 922 Machin Avenue): Accessory Dwelling Units/Junior Second Units: With the lack of affordable housing options, accessory dwelling units (ADUs aka backyard cottages, in-law studios) are an increasingly popular form of alternative housing. The desire to “right-size” is growing among both millennials and older generations seeking a convenient lifestyle. We also will hear about the role junior second units is playing in Novato.
- November 6th (11:30 to 1:30 GHD Office in Santa Rosa): SB 743 Draft Guidelines: This workshop will focus on the proposed amendments to the CEQA Guidelines specifying alternative ways for assessing transportation impacts mandated by SB 743. The proposed guidelines focus on the use of vehicle miles traveled and safety as impact metrics, and specifically preclude level of service as a metric, as a way to promote reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
- AEP’s Basic/Intermediate CEQA Essentials Fall Workshop. Santa Rosa on November 7th at the Sonoma County Water Agency, 404 Aviation Blvd, Santa Rosa. More information: http://www.califaep.org/
- 10th Annual SuperConference, CEQA Practice Guidance and Case Law: San Francisco, December 4 and 5. More information: http://ascentenvironmental.com/files/3614/1401/3681/SFO_CEQA_2014.pdf
- 31st Annual Planning Commissioners Conference for Commissioners, Elected Officials, and Professional Staff. December 6 at Sonoma State University. More information: http://www.sonoma.edu/ensp/planning-conference/
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