Livable Communities Special Mtg Nov 7 | South Bay Cities Council of Governments

Livable Communities Special Mtg Nov 7

Date: 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Time: 
2:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
To LCWG Members,
This is a reminder that the next Livable Communities Working Group meeting
will take place next week, November 7 from 2:30 to 5:00 PM at the SBESC,
20285 So. Western Avenue, Torrance.   PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A SPECIAL
MEETING TIME AND DATE,   REPLACING OUR REGULAR MEETING ON NOVEMBER 21
WHICH HAS BEEN CANCELLED.   Please read the following carefully regarding
the special meeting format.   An agenda for the LCWG meeting and minutes
from September will be emailed separately.

The purpose of this special meeting is to integrate land use and
transportation strategies into the SBCCOG’s Climate Action Planning
framework.  The LCWG meeting will overlap and join in with a meeting of
the Climate Action Plan Working Group that will be meeting from 1 to 3:30
PM.     The overlapping meetings will make it easier for the members of
the CAP working group to also attend the LCWG  meeting as well.   The CAP
discussion will focus on city perspectives on the optional strategies
identified in the CAP strategies workbook: those strategies to reduce
emissions that have been or will be implemented, those that should be
revised, and those that are not feasible.
The first part of the CAP discussion, from 1 to 2:30, will cover
strategies that address energy, solid waste and recycling, water and
vegetation, sustainable practices and adaptation .   The draft CAP
workbook/framework has been distributed to the CAP staff person in each
city. LCWG members are invited to come early for the whole CAP meeting
that precedes the PEV readiness discussion.

The LCWG meeting starting at 2:30 will focus on PEV readiness. We will
discuss best practices and review some of the progress made by cities who
have been working to accommodate PEVs. The work on PEV readiness in the
region will also be reviewed. Because PEV readiness cuts across several
municipal departments, CAP working group members will be available in
addition to LCWG members to identify appropriate contacts in each city.

In the overlapping time with the CAP group, between 2:30 and 3:30, The
LCWG will review the various transportation and land use strategies in the
CAP workbook, including parking. We hope that you can review them in
advance of the meeting.  The workbook was distributed to the LCWG October
5 by email attachment.   This will provide an opportunity for LCWG members
to give initial feedback regarding the options. The goal is to create a
set of options for climate action planning, and to create an archive of
South Bay work products that all cities can draw upon .

PLEASE RSVP FOR THE MEETING TO:
Rosemary Lackow rosemary@southbaycities.org.
310.692.0181

Thank you,
Jacki and Wally