Regional/Greater Community Development News – March 26, 2012
Multi-jurisdictional intentional regional communities are, in all cases, “Greater Communities” where “community motive” is at work at a more than a local scale. This newsletter provides a scan of regional community, cooperation and collaboration activity as reported in news media and blogs. More articles are at delicious.com.
8. Sacramento Region SCS Builds on Tradition of Blueprint Planning | California Planning and Development Report
For many jurisdictions that are part of California’s “Big Four” metropolitan planning organizations, Senate Bill 375 has ushered in new, unprecedented degrees of collaboration. But whereas SB 375 makes a regional planning revolution for many, for the jurisdictions of the Sacramento Area Council of Governments, the SCS is business as usual.
Having pursued so-called “Blueprint” planning since 2004, and having built its 2008 Metro Transportation Plan (MTP) around it, the Sacramento region’s efforts inspired some of the tenets of SB 375 in the first place. The SACOG SCS, released in November and scheduled to be voted on next month, is no novel concept but rather more of a revision of existing plans. It has been met with broad support in part because the heavy lifting was done years ago.
“It's been a nudge. It’s not like it was a revolution,” said McKeever. “The revolution happened when the Blueprint was adopted.”
Thus far, developers, environmental groups, and member cities alike ...
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