RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA: REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS PROFESSIONAL ON-CALL ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW SERVICES RFP

Click here to view the RFP. The City of Rancho Santa Margarita invites qualified firms to submit proposals to provide professional on-call environmental review services. Per City Council policy, all professional services are re-evaluated every 3-5 years to ensure that the City is receiving the best services at a competitive rate. To be considered responsive, qualified Proposers must submit…

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May 28: AICP Info Session Webinar

AICP Certification is the only nationwide, independent verification of planners’ qualifications. By earning the AICP Certification, your colleagues and employers will know that you have the academic qualifications, relevant work experience, and mastery of essential skills required to serve your community effectively. Interested in pursuing AICP certification? Please join the APA California – Orange, Los Angeles, and Inland Empire…

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May 20: VMT – Developing SB 743 Guidelines

With the July 1, 2020 deadline right around the corner, all local jurisdictions must consider if they are prepared for the changes associated with SB 743. This session highlights the completed and on-going planning efforts in Orange County focused on implementation of the new requirements, including selection of VMT thresholds, screening criteria, and methodology. Presentation by Delia Votsch, PE,…

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Huntington Beach Housing Element Update RFP

The City of Huntington Beach (“City”) Community Development Department is seeking proposals from qualified consulting firm(s) to prepare an update of the City’s General Plan Housing Element pursuant to state housing element law and corresponding environmental documents prepared in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”). PROPOSALS ARE DUE FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2020 The City is actively applying…

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April 20: Legislative Update Webinar

APA Orange Section will host a 2020 legislative update on the priorities that will guide all policy and advocacy action for the association throughout the year. The overarching objective is to advance federal policies and programs that create just, healthy and prosperous communities that expand opportunity for all. APA’s legislative priorities are developed by the member-led Legislative and Policy…

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Rancho Santa Margarita – Housing Element Update RFP

Click here to view RFP. The City of Rancho Santa Margarita invites qualified firms to submit proposals to prepare the 2021 update to the City’s Housing Element, identify related revisions that may be required to other planning and zoning documents, and prepare required CEQA documentation. Firms having demonstrated technical ability, resources and experience to successfully complete the project within…

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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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