POST APA Conference CCPDA Members Fall Networking Event

When: OCTOBER 6, 2015: Meeting 1:15 p.m. to 5 p.m.
ROUND TABLE FORMAT On a variety of timely topics

pdf CCPDA Fall Networking Event - Save The Date (147 KB)

ALSO:  Save the Date for the 2016 CCPDA Members Annual Conference - February 25-26, 2016

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CCPDA Approves Solar Energy Facility Permit Streamlining Guide, Model Ordinance, etc. <February 03, 2012>

In order to create a consistent strategy in California for counties to issue approvals/permits for small and large scale photovoltaic installations, CCPDA coordinated a Working Group with a variety of stakeholders (over 100 people) to write the CCPDA Solar Energy Facility Permit Streamlining Guide, Model Solar Energy Facility (SEF) Ordinance and several other helpful Appendices.   folder View All SEF Info

pdf California Solar Permitting Guidebook (2.79 MB) pdf  (Ideas to Streamline the Building Permit Process)

Our 2015 CCPDA Members Annual Conference was held February 26 & 27, 2015 in Sacramento...

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Nearly three years after Governor Brown issued the Executive Order on Zero Emission Vehicles, several objectives in the original 2013 ZEV Action Plan have been completed, with additional actions currently underway. California leads the nation in ZEV ownership, accounting for 40% of all ZEVs on the road in the United States. The 2015 summit will be an opportunity to generate new ideas and identify ways to build upon our success, centered around a new, draft 2015 ZEV Action Plan.

The 2015 ZEV Summit presented:

  • A strategic assessment of the overall ZEV market in California and collected feedback on areas of improvement and opportunity.
  • Highlighted progress and accomplishments outlined in the 2013 ZEV Action Plan.
  • Provided an opportunity to comment on the draft 2015 ZEV Action Plan and engage in detailed discussions related to new proposed actions.
  • Discussed specific collective actions that governments, companies, and other stakeholders can take to continue to accelerate the market.
  • Showcased new groundbreaking initiatives and projects that are helping to define the ZEV landscape.

View the DRAFT 2015 ZEV Action Plan & Meeting Presentations at .


WHEN:  Wednesday, September 17th, Workshop: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Los Angeles County Planning Department
HOST:  Event Hosted by Richard Bruckner, Los Angeles Regional Planning Department Director


9:00 am Dr. Lucy Jones is a seismologist and public voice for earthquake science and earthquake safety in California. She has been with the US Geological Survey and a Visiting Research Associate at the Seismological Laboratory of Caltech since 1983.  In January 2014, she entered into a partnership on behalf of the USGS with the City of Los Angeles to serve as Seismic Risk Advisor to Mayor Eric Garcetti.

10:00 am  Cecilia V. Estolano is an expert in sustainable economic development and urban revitalization. The many projects she has directed as co-founder of ELP Advisors include advising local governments, non-profits and foundations on redevelopment dissolution and economic revitalization; overseeing research on green infrastructure and job creation in Philadelphia; and managing complex multi-stakeholder processes, including the creation of economic development implementation plans and the LA 2050 visioning project for the Goldhirsh Foundation. Ms. Estolano is a graduate of Boalt Hall School of Law and holds an M.A. in Urban Planning from UCLA.

11:00 am David Grannis, CEO and President of PointC  consulting which focuses on working with public and private clients to find sustainable solutions to land use and transportation challenges. Mr. Grannis, a graduate of USC,  worked for a Councilperson in Los Angeles and founded Planning Company Associated before his involvement with PointC.

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm A short walk around the Civic Center [perhaps including The Grand Ave Park and The Cathedral followed by a tour of The Music Center and Disney Hall

pdf 2014 CCPDA Fall Workshop Flyer (147 KB)

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