AICP Exam Informational Webinar

APA California is hosting a free informational webinar for individuals planning to take the AICP exam in May 2021. The webinar will highlight new changes to the application and certification process. Additional topics covered include: restructured fees and deadlines, remote testing option, resources offered by APA California, and tips for writing successful professional experience essays. The webinar will be…

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Orange Section By-laws Update

The new year is for setting goals and updating the old! The APA Orange Section is following suit with an update to our Section By-Laws. In accordance with our Section by-laws, any proposed amendment to the by-laws shall be available to Section Membership for a 30 day review period. Please take a moment to review the proposed changes. Comments…

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Planning for Change in Orange County

Land use and transportation planning have long been used to perpetuate racial and economic segregation and disinvestment in communities of color. The impacts of those collective decisions are clearer today than ever before. How do we as planners unpack those policy choices and make more informed, more just decisions today? Join us for a discussion of how we can…

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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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