DEADLINE EXTENDED! 2020 OC-APA Awards: Call for Nominations

**NOMINATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 3,2020** The 2020 APA Orange Section Awards call for nominations period is now open. We need your help in identifying and nominating outstanding planning projects, activities, and individuals in the Orange County region. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, April 3, 2020. Categories including awards for planners, elected officials and planning schools within Orange…

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CANCELLED: March Lunch Program: Developing SB 743 Guidelines

CANCELLED: Refunds will be issued over the next few days. Please reach out to Director of Programs, Amy Stonich, AICP at astonich@sagecrestplanning.com with any questions. SB 743 is an evolutionary change to transportation impact analysis. … The change is being made by replacing LOS with vehicle miles of travel (VMT) and providing streamlined review of land use and transportation projects that…

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2020 OC-APA Board Election

Cast your vote today! Ballots due December 31, 2019.  Nomination Statements VICE DIRECTOR FOR PROGRAMS Amy Stonich, AICP:  It is with excitement and anticipation that I am running for Director of Orange Section APA. I currently hold the position and have served the past two years. I am an active member of the American Planning Association practicing as a…

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Register today for the July Lunch Program: Leadership on the Dais!

A lively discussion from retired Orange County Planning Directors on the skills and leadership traits every Planning Commissioner can (and should) deliver! Join us for “Tales of the Commission” an exchange geared for Planning Commissioners intent on growing their planning policy and land use tool-box while ethically serving their communities and improving their leadership skills as a Planning Commissioner….

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Outreach Toolbox: Strategies to Lead Effective Engagement and Minimize Opposition and Outrage in Public Participation

“Outreach Toolbox: Strategies to Lead Effective Engagement and Minimize Opposition and Outrage in Public Participation” May 16th 11am to 1pm Las Lomas Community Center 10 Federation Way, Irvine, CA 92603 Public anger is an increasing fact of society. Growing global citizen outrage causes government gridlock, lawsuits, stopped projects, election losses, loss of time, money, and destroyed credibility. It also makes…

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Legislative Update Save the Date!

Please join us from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Quail Hill Community Center in Irvine! APA Orange County Section will host Attorneys David Snow and Diana Varat from the Law Office of Richards, Watson and Gershon, where they will provide a comprehensive overview of the Legislative Updates for 2019. Registration Fee students $5.00 USDmembers $15.00 USDnon-members $20.00 USD

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March Lunch Program: New Regulatory Requirements Will Affect Your Projects

When: March 21, 2019 Time: 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. Location: Los Lomas Community Park, 10 Federation Way Irvine, CA 92603 The latest Wetlands and Waters of the US and State regulatory changes. Wetlands and endangered species regulations are changing as a result of new government policies. The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) may wind up with…

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