Jerry Brown: Planning By Wandering Around

The California governor made an unscheduled appearance in front of the state's Strategic Growth Council -- unstaffed -- to find out what they're up to.

Bill Higgins of the Strategic Growth Council reflects on Gov. Brown's unexpected visit. Brown reportedly stopped by to see what the Council was up to and understand exactly what it is they do.

"The Strategic Growth Council is a six-member multiagency committee charged with coordinating state actions on growth and overseeing many implementation efforts associated with SB 375, the regional planning/climate change law. All six members are appointed by Gov. Brown, though two seats are currently vacant.

The Council members were, at that moment, considering the Health in All Policies (HiAP) priority actions. Council Chair and newly installed OPR Director Ken Alex--a longtime colleague of Brown's--brought the governor up to speed, describing that the goal was to consider how all state policies affect human health."

Thanks to Bill Fulton

Full Story: Governor Drops in on SGC Discussion of 2011 Agenda


Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $245
AICP CTP Storefont Display

The first online AICP* CTP exam prep class

Are you ready to take the AICP* Certified Transportation Planner exam?
Priced at $245 for May exam!
Planetizen Courses image ad

Planetizen Courses

Advance your career with subscription-based online courses tailored to the urban planning professional.
Starting at $16.95 a month

Wear your city with style!

100% silk scarves feature detailed city maps. Choose from six cities with red or blue trim.