APA California Chapter

Roseville, CA, United States

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 12:15 p.m. CST

Enough about 743, How do I Implement It?

5

Excellent panel discussion!

Monday, December 30, 2019, 7:19 p.m. CST

Planning in the Santa Maria Valley: Maintaining Small Town Roots While Preparing for the Future

5

being a local to this area, I found it interesting and could test in my own mind the legitimacy of what was presented, most of it accurate.

Monday, December 30, 2019, 7:15 p.m. CST

The American Front Yard in a Changing World

5

I appreciated the cultural differences in how front yards are viewed and used.

Monday, December 30, 2019, 6:46 p.m. CST

Kahoot: Ethics Edition!

5

This was one of the most amazing ethics sessions I've ever experienced. Even told them so in front of everybody present. They applauded the panel participants. The game show format worked, because it is was clear they put a lot of time in preparation. It wasn't perfect, but we all learned from the experience. We were reminded that we should look at the code more than we collectively do, and never assume anything.

Monday, December 30, 2019, 6:40 p.m. CST

Coastal Conundrums in a Changing Climate - Part 2

4

I missed part 1, and wished I had attended that session. However, it was interesting to hear the pros and cons to managed retreat policies and what Del Mar is doing.

Monday, December 30, 2019, 6:36 p.m. CST

The Many Ways to Skin a Cat: CEQA Streamlining in Practice

5

I was excited to learn of several new ways to streamline good projects out of the CEQA conundrum.

Monday, December 30, 2019, 6:31 p.m. CST

Set the Compass for Coastal Resilience: Aligning Local Planning Efforts to Sail Toward Adaptation

5

I'm always impressed when I experience a panel with a former student as a participant. In this case she was the Moderator (Leeanne Singleton). The "Compass" was a creative theme and represented the conference topic well (A Resilient Future). The session gave me some hope, which is increasingly in short supply today.

Monday, December 30, 2019, 6:08 p.m. CST

2019 CEQA Update

5

Thank you for highlighting ways to streamline a project's CEQA process through exemptions!

Monday, December 30, 2019, 6:05 p.m. CST

The Shifting Sands of Economic Development: Welcome to the 'O'-Zone

4

Too late more cities and counties had an opportunity to utilize Opportunity Zones - very informative, but too late to really utilize them going forward

Monday, December 30, 2019, 5:54 p.m. CST

Opening Plenary - Senator Scott Wiener, (D) 11th District, Representing San Francisco and a portion of San Mateo County

5

Finally, someone with courage to take on the NIMBYs. I only wish Mr. Weiner would take on those that extort the system using CEQA to gain PLAs

Monday, December 30, 2019, 5:51 p.m. CST

Diversity Summit - Representation Matters: A Panel of Diversity in the Planning Profession

1

I was disappointed in this, in fact insulted. Things are much better and bigotry much less than presented. I admit I am a male and white, but I see efforts in many places to bring diversity to our profession.

Monday, December 30, 2019, 5:18 p.m. CST

Rethinking Community Golf Courses: Issues and Opportunities

5

About time we turn our attention to opportunities like these. Brian's expertise on similar projects brought forth common sense ideas.

Monday, December 30, 2019, 5:14 p.m. CST

Innovation for California's Diverse Housing Needs

5

I found this was one of my most enlightening sessions. The concept of the missing middle was a new term, defining the problem in a couple of words.

Monday, December 30, 2019, 5:06 p.m. CST

The Game of Ethics: Battle of the Sectors

5

Really well done. Interactive, fun and informative.

Monday, December 30, 2019, 4:41 p.m. CST

Opening Plenary - Senator Scott Wiener, (D) 11th District, Representing San Francisco and a portion of San Mateo County

5

Timely topic

Monday, December 30, 2019, 4:32 p.m. CST

Public Art + Creative Placemaking: The Next Generation

5

Great examples of public art and spaces!

Monday, December 30, 2019, 4:30 p.m. CST

2019 CEQA Update

4

Rivasplata was an excellent presenter!

Monday, December 30, 2019, 4:28 p.m. CST

Preparing Housing Elements Under New State Laws: Lessons Learned from Applying AB 1397 and AB 879

4

I enjoyed listening to my colleague Dave Barquist, with years of housing element experience.

Monday, December 30, 2019, 4:26 p.m. CST

Creating Tomorrow's Planning Leaders

4

These types of workshops with current leaders presenting their experiences are always beneficial to future planners!

Monday, December 30, 2019, 4:23 p.m. CST

APA California 2019 Legislative Update

5

Room was overflowing! needed more chairs! very informative!

Monday, December 30, 2019, 4:23 p.m. CST

Chapter President’s Session: Cultural and Implicit Bias Training for Planners (Part 1)

4

Good session that's conscience-raising. As a planner of color, I liked the idea of examining implicit bias. It's something that's too often overlooked, in my view.

Monday, December 30, 2019, 4:21 p.m. CST

Online Scenario Modeling Tools for Community Engagment

5

Interesting presentation

Monday, December 30, 2019, 4:21 p.m. CST

APA California 2018 Legislative Update

5

Always take away much from this session, the CEQA portion of the update

Monday, December 30, 2019, 4:17 p.m. CST

Coastal Adaptation Actors: Roles, Perspectives and Lessons Learned

5

it was good to see Lester still being active in APA!

Monday, December 30, 2019, 4:15 p.m. CST

Putting SB 2's Planning Funds to Work for Your Jurisdiction

5

very informative! the HCD speaker was excellent!

Monday, December 30, 2019, 4:03 p.m. CST

Annual CEQA Update

5

Very informative about the upcoming changes, particularly with the implications of the requirements of SB 743

Monday, December 30, 2019, 3:54 p.m. CST

Mobile Workshop M4: South Bay Rapid Transit Project Tour

5

Tour was very informative and touched on the challenges of the project and how they were solved.

Monday, December 30, 2019, 12:18 p.m. CST

Pre-Conference Session #1: Real Estate Financial Pro Formas and Fiscal Impact

5

This was helpful to my understanding of this topic

Sunday, December 29, 2019, 10:35 p.m. CST

Kahoot: Ethics Edition!

5

This was one of the most fun sessions in memory while providing substantive helpful insight from peers.

Sunday, December 29, 2019, 10:22 p.m. CST

Fire and Floods: The Practical and Policy Implications of Rebuilding After Natural Disasters - Part 1

5

Great speakers :)

Sunday, December 29, 2019, 10:11 p.m. CST

Mobile Workshop #6 - The Missing Middle Housing Walking Tour: Documenting Medium Density, House-Scale Building Types

5

This session was informative and inspirational. Next time I'd suggest visiting fewer sites to get the point across.

Sunday, December 29, 2019, 10:04 p.m. CST

Bay Area Approaches to Equitable Planning

5

Excellent session. Wasn't sure what to expect from the course. Found it very revealing.

Sunday, December 29, 2019, 10 p.m. CST

Opening Plenary - Senator Scott Wiener, (D) 11th District, Representing San Francisco and a portion of San Mateo County

5

We should have Senator Weiner back every year.

Friday, December 27, 2019, 10:53 p.m. CST

APA California 2019 Legislative Update

3

Viewed on You Tube

Friday, December 27, 2019, 9:37 p.m. CST

GIS is Not Just for Mapping Anymore: Collaborate & Build Consensus Using Interactive Web-based GIS Tools and Technology

4

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Thursday, December 26, 2019, 3:04 p.m. CST

Closing Plenary - Resiliency in a Time of Unprecenented Change - Kate Meis, Executive Director, Local Government Commission

5

Loved the "how many cookies?" versus "how many eggs in your cookies?" analogy for density. I used this (with credit to Kate), both in a Planning Commission presentation and as a Herald quote. Very effective communicator. Great book-end with Scott Wiener!

Thursday, December 26, 2019, 3 p.m. CST

No Easy Answers: A Community-led Plan in a Political Environment

5

Clearly an honest discussion and earnest desire to see the situation from multiple perspectives.

Thursday, December 26, 2019, 2:37 p.m. CST

Opening Plenary - Senator Scott Wiener, (D) 11th District, Representing San Francisco and a portion of San Mateo County

5

Mr. Wiener's focus on how density regulations and SF zoning are an extension of Planning's past discrimination was a powerful truth that thread its way through a majority of sessions at this year's CA APA conference. Also, in his willingness to suggest that Planners can be obstructionists, Representative Wiener opened up a new call to action. He's paired his words with political action that can help motivate us to be more thoughtful, inventive, and bold in opening discussion and fostering change in our local communities. We can lead difficult conversations and focus zoning flexibility; or entice developers to take advantage of state-empowered flexibility and effectively remove community input from the equation.

Friday, December 13, 2019, 1:14 a.m. CST

How Can Planners Take a Leadership Role on Housing Issues (CPR Session)

5

Very great discussion.

Thursday, December 12, 2019, 3:11 p.m. CST

Chapter President’s Session: Cultural and Implicit Bias Training for Planners (Part 2)

5

Wish this was also recorded as a video.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 12:42 p.m. CST

Re-thinking State Street - Making it Work Now and In the Future

4

Very informative on the effort by architects and urban designers on doing one day workshop for State Street.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 12:38 p.m. CST

Opening Plenary - Senator Scott Wiener, (D) 11th District, Representing San Francisco and a portion of San Mateo County

4

Eye opening presentation on the housing crisis in California!!

Sunday, December 1, 2019, 7:15 p.m. CST

APA California 2019 Legislative Update

4

This session provided a good overview of legislation that impacts APA members working for jurisdictions, with the most focus on changes to housing legislation. Very timely presentation, although given the time of the year there were many areas where legislation had been approved but not (yet) signed by Governor Newsom. It was good to know that seminars are being held to update planners on laws that will take effect in 2020. This was rated with four stars as the livestream option to view the webinar did not work. In the future, simply recording and offering this to members as a free benefit to inform practitioners would be very helpful.

Sunday, December 1, 2019, 2:41 p.m. CST

Saving the Planet: Making a Difference through Local Government Planning

5

I liked the variety of topics presented and how they can be relevant to local issues.

Thursday, November 28, 2019, 10:21 p.m. CST

It's Not a Mirage: Eliminating Child Care Deserts Together

4

Very information and current as to the new laws affecting large home daycares.

Thursday, November 28, 2019, 10:20 p.m. CST

The American Front Yard in a Changing World

5

This session gave an eye opening understanding of how various cultures influence the front yard of communities.

Thursday, November 28, 2019, 10:17 p.m. CST

City and Transportation Network Company Collaboration that is Working: A Case Study

5

Great example suburban City of Monrovia utilizing Uber to augment local transit that is transferable.

Thursday, November 28, 2019, 10:13 p.m. CST

Managing the Planning Office of the Future

3

Topic I expected to be covered was not. The title would have eluded to what skill sets and tasks were needed in the planning office of the future.

Sunday, November 24, 2019, 5:33 p.m. CST

2019 CEQA Update

3

Attended remotely

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 1:23 p.m. CST

Chapter President’s Session: Cultural and Implicit Bias Training for Planners (Part 2)

5

Critical for all planners! excellent.

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