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

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