Director’s Forum: San Francisco’s Response to the Sustainable Communities Strategy

From SF Planning:

Senate Bill 375, adopted in October 2008, requires the Bay Area’s regional agencies – the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), our regional transportation organization, and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), our regional planning agency – to develop an integrated transportation, land-use and housing plan known as a Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS). This SCS must demonstrate how the region will reduce greenhouse gas emissions through long-range planning. Preliminary visioning released by the regional agencies developing the SCS has demonstrated that this strategy will likely be looking to transit-served areas like San Francisco to play a strong role in meeting those goals.

It is becoming increasingly important that the City respond to ABAG & MTC’s proposals with a common San Francisco voice. The Directors of the San Francisco Transportation Authority, the San Francisco Planning Department, and the Department of the Environment would like to invite you to a forum on July 6, 2011, to discuss development of a shared message to the region.

We hope that you can attend this meeting to help us delve into this somewhat complicated regional planning process, and eventually, confirm a collective San Francisco message that we can all advocate for at the regional level.

Director’s Forum:
San Francisco’s Response to the Sustainable Communities Strategy
Wednesday July 6th, 11 am to 1 pm
Held at the Transportation Authority’s Offices, 100 Van Ness Ave., 26th Floor

(see directions)

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