Posts Tagged ‘CEQA’

Just got an email about some rally interesting UCLA extension classes being taught this summer. If you’ve got the time, I highly recommend checking them out. Here are the upcoming Public Policy programs:

New—Transit Safety and Security
Jun 6

Updated for 2011—Advanced Subdivision Map Act
Jun 13

New—Sustainable Food and Agriculture
Jun 22-Sep 7 (12 mtgs)

Updated for 2011—Renewable Energy Economics and Policy
Jul 9-Sep 10 (6 mtgs)

California Water Projects and Urban Water Supplies
Jun 7

Section 404 and State Permits
Jun 17

Advanced CEQA Roundtable
Jun 22-23

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LA Times GreenSpace: Solar electric lease firm Sungevity expands to Los Angeles DWP service area

Oakland-based Sungevity has harnessed the power of the internet to bring simple, affordable solar leasing options to Southern California. Rooftop systems are quoted, designed and sold online, enabling 60% of consumers to immediately reduce their utility bills. By mid-lease, almost 100% will save money.

LA Times: Conservation: San Gabriel Mountains Forever hopes to protect range

Environmental and community groups hope to add 30,000 acres of existing open-space wilderness to the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, affording it the highest federal protections available. ‘”Our aim with this proposal is to protect the one-third of the Angeles National Forest that is still unspoiled open space,” said John Monsen, regional representative of the Sierra Club, one of several environmental groups in the campaign, including the Wilderness Society and Friends of the River. “The trick is to get it introduced in time for this Congress to vote on it. If it is delayed another year, there is no telling what will happen.”‘


UCLA Transportation and the UCLA Sustainable Resource Center (SRC) have just released “UCLA Bike-U-mentary, a short documentary drama film profiling real cyclists on their commute to UCLA, combined with a fictional plot. Released to coincide with UCLA’s annual Bike to Campus Week activities (http://map.ais.ucla.edu/go/1004255), “the film speaks to a sense of belonging in the sometimes impersonal city of Los Angeles,” said Brent Pantell, the film’s director and UCLA Transportation’s senior publication coordinator.

Showings: Thursday May 20th between 11 and 1PM, LuValle Commons; and Saturday May 22nd @ 6:30PM, BikeSide Speaks at BikeRoWave, 12255 Venice Blvd.

LA County Bar Association Conference: Growing Green at California’s Ports: Reconciling Economic, Community & Environmental Goals

California’s ports are not only major economic drivers of the state’s economy, but their operation implicates many environmental legal issues including air, CEQA and land use, Proposition 65, water quality, site cleanup, and environmental justice concerns. Experts on California’s ports will discuss the cutting edge environmental legal issues practitioners face when addressing port-related projects, and how best to balance the many competing concerns.

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