California SB 732 - Strategic Growth Council

In September 2008, Governor Schwarzenegger signed SB 732 which created the Strategic Growth Council (SGC). The SGC is a cabinet‐level committee that is tasked with coordinating the activities of state agencies to:

• Improve air and water quality
• Protect natural resource and agriculture lands
• Increase the availability of affordable housing
• Improve infrastructure systems
• Promote public health
• Assist state and local entities in the planning of sustainable communities and meeting AB 32 goals

SB 732 Gives the Council authority to distribute Proposition 84* funds available for planning grants and incentives to encourage the development of regional and local land use plans designed to promote water conservation, reduce automobile use and fuel consumption, encourage greater infill and compact development, protect natural resources and agricultural lands, and increase adaptability to climate change.

All projects and plans must be consistent with the state’s planning priorities and reduce greenhouse gas emissions on a permanent basis consistent with AB 32 and any applicable regional plan. The Planning grant criteria Priority Considerations award extra points for addressing climate change impacts on human and natural areas and adaptation planning to address these issues.

*Proposition 84 Stormwater Grant Program: The Public Resources Code (PRC) requires that the Proposition 84 Stormwater Grant Program (SWGP) funds be used to provide matching grants to local public agencies for the reduction and prevention of storm water contamination of rivers, lakes, and streams. Assembly Bill (AB) No.739 (Statutes 2007, Chapter 610) was chaptered on October 13, 2007, and further defines the Proposition 84 SWGP.

Publication Date: September 2008

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  • State of California

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