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					Carrying Scenario Planning
Forward to Implementation




                Plans are only good intentions
                   unless they immediately
                 degenerate into hard work.
                      - Peter Drucker
    The SJV Blueprint
     Began in 2005 (Plan formulated in 2006; adopted in 2009;
      with implementation beginning in 2010)

     An 8 County regional planning process with Councils of
      Governments (COGs) serving as lead agencies

     Has both County level and Valley-wide components

     Provides a chance to plan for the future of transportation
      and land use in the San Joaquin Valley through 2050

     Evaluates alternative growth scenarios using planning
      tools and extensive community input




Carrying Scenario Planning Forward to Implementation
    Public Input and Outreach

     Partners included:
           State Agencies (Caltrans, California Air Resources
            Board, Dept. of Health and Human Services, etc.)
           Regional Agencies (the 8 MPOs)
           Local Agencies (Cities, Counties, community rep’s, etc.)
           Non-profit and Educational Institutions (the California
            Partnership, the Great Valley Center, UC Davis, Local
            Government Commission, etc.)
           General public and Non-governmental Institutions
            (Developers, bankers, health professionals, various
            labor groups, committees and workgroups

   TOTAL: 151 Meetings; approx. 8200 participants
   and 300+ organizations over a 5+ year period

Carrying Scenario Planning Forward to Implementation
    The 12 Smart Growth Principles

       A Range of housing opportunities and choices
       Walkable neighborhoods
       Community and stakeholder collaboration
       Attractive communities with a sense of place
       Predictable, fair and cost effective development
        regulations
       Mixed land uses
       Preserve open space, farmland, and critical environmental
        areas
       A variety of transportation choices
       Direct development towards existing communities
       Compact building design
       Enhance the economic vitality of the region
       Environmental resource management

Carrying Scenario Planning Forward to Implementation
Carrying Scenario Planning Forward to Implementation
Carrying Scenario Planning Forward to Implementation
    A Unified Vision

     On April 1, 2009 the SJV Regional Policy Council
      (made up of 2 elected officials from each of the 8
      SJV COG Boards) reviewed the Valley MPOs’
      collaborative work on the Blueprint and took the
      following actions:

           Adopted a list of Smart Growth Principles to be used
            as the basis of Blueprint planning in the San Joaquin
            Valley.

           Adopted Growth Scenario B+, which represented the
            preferred scenario from each of the 8 SJV COGs.


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Carrying Scenario Planning Forward to Implementation
    Implementation Strategies

     Explore a Regional Leadership Structure
     Continue and Expand the Valley Legislative Advocacy
      Program
     Align SCS/APS with the Blueprint
     Translate Blueprint into City and County Policies and
      Actions
     Maintain and Expand the Planners Toolkit
     Create a Valleywide Greenprint Program
     Increase Technical Support and Data Sharing Capacity
     Conduct an Annual Regional Event to Celebrate the
      Blueprint
     Create a Leadership Training and Public Outreach
      Program

Carrying Scenario Planning Forward to Implementation
    Explore a Regional Leadership
      Structure

     Regional Policy Council is a
      volunteer advisory body with
      limited authority and resources.
     MPO staff provides support and
      policy expertise

     Breadth and depth of challenges
      facing the Valley and the limited
      availability of local, State, and
      Federal resources, increase
      regional collaboration need
     Creating a restructured regional
      body to fill this Valleywide role
      would not necessarily change
      any existing agency’s authority
      or responsibilities



Carrying Scenario Planning Forward to Implementation
                                           Continue and Expand the
                                             Valley Legislative Advocacy
                                             Program

                                            Valley Legislative Affairs
                                             Committee (VLAC) made up
                                             of staff of the eight Valley
                                             RPAs
                                            “Valley Voice” trips to
                                             Sacramento and Washington
                                             D.C.

                                            The Valley is the third largest
                                             region in California; smaller
                                             than Southern California and
                                             the Bay Area, but larger than
                                             the San Diego and
                                             Sacramento regions
                                            A unified voice is imperative
                                             for legislative success


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Carrying Scenario Planning Forward to Implementation
    Align SCS/APS with the
       Blueprint

     SB 375 brings together land
      use, housing, and
      transportation planning in
      order to reduce greenhouse
      gas (GHG) emissions
     Requires that each MPOs RTP
      include ans SCS (or APS is
      SCS does not attain targets)
     RHNA integrated into the
      RTP/SCS plan

     Outreach, collaboration and
      data collection efforts of
      Blueprint paved the way for
      SCS formulation and
      integration

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    Translate Blueprint into City and County Policies and Actions

     Cities and counties have primary legal authority over
      land use (62 Cities and 8 Counties in the SJV)
     Updating/formulating plans and policies to comply with
      AB 32 takes time, expertise and financial resources that
      many jurisdictions lack

     14 of the largest cities in the Valley belong to the Smart
      Valley Places consortium – HUD Grant
     46 smaller cities and counties are being served by the
      Blueprint Integration Project – SGC Grant (Prop 84
      Round 1)
                planner assistance provided to every City
        ► Circuit
        ► Templates of all documents placed into the Toolkit


Carrying Scenario Planning Forward to Implementation
Carrying Scenario Planning Forward to Implementation
Carrying Scenario Planning Forward to Implementation
    Maintain and Expand the Planners Toolkit




              www.toolkit.valleyblueprint.org

Carrying Scenario Planning Forward to Implementation
                                            Create a Valleywide
                                              Greenprint Program

                                             Phase I – The State of the
                                              Valley’s Resource Base (Prop 84
                                              Rd. 1 funded)
                                                ►   12 month process
                                                ► Compile    data and other
                                                    information describing the
                                                    lands, waters and living
                                                    resources of the region and
                                                    the trends affecting them,
                                                    and that document their
                                                    public benefits, etc.

                                             Phase II – Development and
                                              Evaluation of Resource
                                              Management Options (Prop 84
                                              Rd. 2 funding awarded)
                                                ►   15-18 month process
                                                ► Develop    principles to guide
                                                    resource management
                                                    options and strategies, etc.

Carrying Scenario Planning Forward to Implementation
    Increase Technical Support
      and Data Sharing Capacity

       Valleywide Model Improvement
        Program (MIP)
          ► Updated and improve each
            of the 8 San Joaquin Valley
            MPO traffic models
          ► Developed advanced
            modeling projects to meet
            the near term needs
          ► Addressed items to ensure
            continued maintenance and
            improvement to the
            modeling process
          ► Cloud modeling capabilities
            now available for the Valley




Carrying Scenario Planning Forward to Implementation
                                            Conduct an Annual
                                             Regional Event to
                                             Celebrate the
                                             Blueprint

                                               Blueprint Awards
                                                 ►Awarded annually at
                                                   the regional Policy
                                                   Council Fall Policy
                                                   Conference




Carrying Scenario Planning Forward to Implementation
    Awards are presented in the following categories :
     Sustainable Development Projects:                      On the ground, existing examples of projects that
      exemplify the Blueprint Principles in the following categories:
        ► Residential
        ► Commercial
        ► Mixed Use
        ► Historic District
        ► Downtown Revitalization


     Darrel Hildebrand Blueprint Leadership Award:                          For an individual who has shown
      enthusiasm and tenacity in promoting the Blueprint Principles.


Carrying Scenario Planning Forward to Implementation
    Create a Leadership Training and Public Outreach
      Program


     Continued outreach efforts include:
        ►Publicworkshops
        ►Stakeholder meetings
        ►Community organization and service club meetings
        ►Meetings with public agencies
        ►Summits
        ►Informal surveys
        ►Online & telephone surveys
        ►Newspaper and radio media campaigns


Carrying Scenario Planning Forward to Implementation
    Additional Items


     Blueprint Related Studies and Activities:
        ►Demographic         Projections
               Completed in April 2012
               May be used for SCS, RHNA and RTP, if MPO chooses
               Projections significantly lower than original DOF projections
               Updated DOF projections within 3%


        ►Higher     Density Housing Market Study
             Scheduled for completion in August 2012
             Preliminary data suggests market desire and need for
              higher density housing choices to be placed
             Viability of unit placement does not pencil until 2018

Carrying Scenario Planning Forward to Implementation
    Last Thoughts

     Don’t ever stop trying to create

        ►The    world will not evolve past its current state of
          crisis by using the same thinking that created the
          situation. The significant problems we face cannot
          be solved at the same level of thinking we were at
          when we created them.
                 - Albert Einstein, scientist

        ►Genius   is one percent inspiration & ninety-nine
          percent perspiration. As such, I have not failed. I've
          just found 10,000 ways that don't work.
                 - Thomas Edison, inventor

Carrying Scenario Planning Forward to Implementation
Great to have met you all! Please travel safe.

                 For more information contact
                   Rob Terry at Fresno COG
                     rterry@fresnocog.org

           Learn more about the SJV Blueprint at
                 www.valleyblueprint.org

              Utilize the SJV Blueprint Toolkit at
               www.toolkit.valleyblueprint.org


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