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Central Coast Section News

May 24, 2021

APA California and the Planner Emeritus Network (PEN) are excited to offer pro bono planning assistance to financially challenged communities in California and Baja California. Through the formation of a Community Planning Assistance Team (CPAT) composed of experienced professionals and community leaders, a CPAT will collaborative with residents, municipalities, and community groups to provide customized planning, mentoring, and technical services. The goals of the CPAT program are to promote community education, engagement, and empowerment and to create equitable, inclusive, sustainable, and healthy communities.

 

We are seeking project proposals.

April 20, 2021 to May 14, 2021

The Ventura Council of Governments (VCOG), a joint powers authority representing the ten cities of Ventura County and the County of Ventura that facilitates regional cooperation and technical assistance on issues of mutual concern, invites proposals from qualified firms to prepare a Regional CEQA Streamlining Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) Adaptive Management and Mitigation Program (the “Project”).

April 20, 2021 to May 3, 2021

The Ventura Council of Governments (VCOG), a joint powers authority representing the ten cities of Ventura County and Ventura County that facilitates regional cooperation and technical assistance on issues of mutual concern, invites proposals from qualified firms to prepare: 1) a Regional Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Program for a low-cost stand-alone ADU and a two-car garage conversion ADU, and 2) an interactive internet site that generates pre-reviewed ADU plans and cost estimates.

April 10, 2021

Beginning February 2021, the APA'sCentral Coast Section brought back another popular Planning Academy series, but with a more enthusiastic turnout than has been seen in the series' 10+ year history.

One of the 2021 Planning Academy organizers, Rachel Raynor, AICP, noted that “This first ever virtual sectionwide APA Central Coast Section Planning Academy was a success! We had over 300 participants register for the event, with numerous jurisdictions and organizations represented throughout the State. Our speakers added great value to Academy and we are very appreciative of the time and effort they spent to make for such a beneficial event series”

March 26, 2021

 

We are looking to fill the following vacancies:

  • Sponsorship and Fundraising Officer (SFO)
  • Social Media Officer (SMO)

 

Current Board Vacancies:

 

Sponsorship and Fundraising Officer (SFO)

 

February 11, 2021

 On January 13th and 20th, a variety of planning and other professionals gathered virtually to join in a two-par seminar facilitated by Pepperdine University’s Davenport Institute that focused on best practices and principles in boosting public participation and engagement with local communities, tactics for post-COVID community engagement, and strategies for increasing dialogue with hard to reach communities.

February 10, 2021 to August 1, 2021

Have you (or someone you know) made exceptional and sustained contributions to the field? Have you been an AICP member for at least 15 years?  The nomination guidelines for the 2022 Class of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners (FAICP) have now been released and submittal deadlines are fast approaching.  For full consideration, please submit your statement of interest to the Chapter by March 15, 2021. Completed nomination packets must be submitted to the Chapter by August 1, 2021.

January 19, 2021

The Central Coast Section of APACA is requesting planning award nominations for the 2021 Central Coast Planning Awards!

January 1, 2021

In December 2020, APA Central Coast sat down with a community advocate and leader from Ventura County's City of Oxnard to talk about public particpation, civic dialogue, and community relations. Speaking with Oxnard's Gabe Teran, the conversation shared insights and experieces from Oxnard as well as how the citywide neighborhood council system contributes to public particpation and dialogue. 

December 22, 2020
APA Central Coast is searching for a new look for the upcoming 2021 Planning Academy! We are asking students in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties to help us create a logo for the ucpoming course.
 
Scheduled to begin in February 2021, the Central Coast Section is bringing back another popular Planning Academy series in early 2021. The 2021 Planning Academy will be an 8-week virtual course conducted as a series of 2 to 2.5 hour sessions. It will be geared toward professional planners, both veterans and early career, but will have much to offer students, planning commissioners, community advocates, development professionals, academics, and others.
 

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