Northern News October 2023 Northern News Edition, a publication of the American Planning Association, California Chapter, Northern Section.
On September 29, 2023, the United States lost a true trend-setter, leader, and policy-maker with the passing of Senator Dianne Feinstein. Feinstein, a native of the Northern Section’s Bay Area, was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1969 and became the Board’s first female president in 1970. She served as Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco from 1978 to 1988, again as the first woman to hold that position. In a 1992 special election, Feinstein was elected to the U.S. Senate, becoming California’s first female U.S. senator, where she served for over 30 years.
For a powerful example of how the future is often unexpected, consider the smartphone. When these devices first became popular in the mid-2000s, few planners (or others, for that matter) had the foresight and imagination to realize that within a decade, mobile computing would send our cities in a whole new direction.
The UC San Diego Extended Studies program is excited to announce its online sections during the fall quarter, including its online Certificate in CEQA Practice. The CEQA Practice certificate is designed to offer professionals a unique opportunity to gain the knowledge and practical skills vital to their practice.
The term of an elected APA California – Northern Section Board position, Treasurer, will expire on December 31, 2023. A Nominations Committee, overseen by Section Director-Elect Libby Tyler, FAICP, will solicit and review applications. This Section Board position will serve a two-year term, commencing January 1, 2024. As described in the Section Bylaws, the responsibilities …