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December 2019

Gingerbread City-Building Party

December 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Uproar Brewing Company, 439 S. 1st Street
San Jose, CA United States
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Join the APA California Northern Section and the APA Emerging Planners Group for an evening of City-Building and socializing as we construct our very own city of sweets. APA will provide all of the necessary materials to build the gingerbread city as well as appetizers. Drinks will be available for purchase at the bar.

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Monterey Bay AEP/APA Holiday Party

December 16, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Rosie McCann’s, 1220 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA United States
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Cost: Free
Member Cost: $0

Please join us for a holiday party at Rosie McCann's in Downtown Santa Cruz. AEP/APA members, their guests, and prospective members are welcome. Food and drinks will be provided. Contact Kate.Giberson@WeAreHarris.com or Justin.Meek@cityofwatsonville.org with questions.

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January 2020

South Bay Happy Hour

January 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Old Wagon Saloon, 73 N. San Pedro St.
San Jose, 95110
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Cost: Free

Please join us for a Happy Hour at the Old Wagon Saloon. All Planners, urban enthusiasts, and other friends are welcome to attend. Light snacks will be provided. For more questions, please contact southbayrac@norcalapa.org.

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East Bay Planners City Trivia Night with SPUR

January 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SPUR Oakland, 1544 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Cost: Free

A chance to bring or join a team of 6 and test your city knowledge with your fellow East Bay Planners and urban wonks!  Sign up for free on the SPUR website, and meet us at the SPUR Oakland Office for a fun evening filled with interesting tidbits. All Planners and planning enthusiasts welcome.  No need to RSVP – See you there! For questions contact eastbayrac@norcalapa.org

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February 2020

Sonoma State University 36th Annual Planning Commissioners Conference

February 1 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Sonoma State University Student Center, 1801 East Cotati Ave
Rohnert Park, CA 94928 United States
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Cost: $85
Member Cost: $85
CM Credits: 4

Topics at this year's conference, for commissioners, elected officials, professional staff, and community members, include: Wildfire and land use planning - where do we go from here; Evolving state and local roles in housing - recent legislation and some predictions for the future; and Local planning to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Dan Curtin Land Use law Lecture will cover property rights and planning for natural hazards. Continental breakfast included. Speakers include: Max Moritz, PhD, Bren School of Environmental Science

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Film Screening: The First Angry Man

February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The New Parkway, 474 24th Street
Oakland, CA United States
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Cost: $12.00

The New Parkway, 474 24th St, OAKLAND. Come watch a new (2019) documentary about how the Howard Jarvis anti-government, anti-tax movement has influenced policy, politics and planning.  Specifically, impacts resulting from CA Proposition 13. Meet your fellow East Bay Planners at the New Parkway for the screening, then stay for the panel discussion after. Walking distance from the 19th St. BART station. All Planners and planning enthusiasts welcome.  Purchase Tickets here.  – See you there! For questions contact eastbayrac@norcalapa.org

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Level 1 Storytelling Workshop: How to Use Storytelling in Transportation Planning

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
SPUR, 654 Mission Street
San Francisco, 94105-4015
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Cost: $10
CM Credits: 1.5

Transportation agencies worldwide are using storytelling as a tool for transportation planning. In this intense and accelerated workshop, you will learn how to be an effective storyteller using the SAMS framework (Story, Audience, Message and Style), and test your knowledge by analyzing a few short transportation-focused videos. You will be surprised at how easy it is to become a storyteller and use the method in your verbal and written communication to galvanize communities and government leaders around any transportation project.

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Level 2 Storytelling Workshop: Make a Bad Video Better on SFCTA’s Roll-Out of Congestion Pricing

February 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
SPUR, 654 Mission Street
San Francisco, 94105-4015
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Cost: $15
CM Credits: 1.5

When you’re stuck in traffic trying to get on the Bay Bridge, do you ever wonder, ‘Can’t something be done about all this congestion?’” Lucky you asked! Come to our storytelling workshop to learn about the congestion pricing policy the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) is considering and how the agency plans to engage the public through the use of video. You’ll get a chance to assist the SFCTA make a “bad” rough cut video on congestion pricing better.

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Re-establishing Humboldt Bay as Regional Economic Hub

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
GHD Office Eureka, 718 3rd Street
Eureka,
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Cost: Free
Member Cost: $0
CM Credits: 1.0

Re-establishing Humboldt Bay as a Regional Economic Hub: What role will our port and harbor play in the decades to come? Larry Oetker, General Manager of the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District will discuss plans under consideration and review how the District expects to improve the economic viability. How will sea-level change affect the harbor and activities at the port? Is Humboldt Bay positioned to become a transit hub for Pacific transit? Please bring your own lunch.

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Diversity Committee POC Mixer

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lost & Found, 2040 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Cost: Free

APA California Northern Chapter’s Diversity Committee is having this year’s first Planners of Color (POC) mixer in Oakland on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Lost & Found Beer Garden. Come meet fellow planners and hear what is in store through the Diversity Committee for 2020. This event is open to everyone and is wheelchair accessible; located by 19th Street BART in Oakland.

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