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AB-343 Redevelopment plans: environmental goals.(2011-2012)

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Amended  IN  Senate  June 14, 2011

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 343


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Atkins

February 10, 2011


An act to add Section 33330.5 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to redevelopment.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 343, as amended, Atkins. Redevelopment plans: environmental goals.
The Community Redevelopment Law authorizes the establishment of redevelopment agencies in communities in order to address the effects of blight, as defined, in those communities and requires those agencies to prepare, or cause to be prepared, and approve a redevelopment plan for each project area. Existing law requires, among other things, that each redevelopment plan be consistent with the community’s general plan.
Existing law requires or authorizes metropolitan planning organizations, local governments, and local legislative bodies, to adopt greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, rezoning activities, and traffic mitigation measures for transit priority projects, respectively, in order to attain specified climate, air quality, and energy conservation goals. each transportation planning agency, as specified, to prepare and adopt a regional transportation plan directed at achieving coordinated and balanced regional transportation systems. Existing law requires that the regional transportation plan include, among other things, a sustainable communities strategy, as specified. Existing law requires the State Air Resources Board to provide affected regions with certain greenhouse gas emission reduction targets. Existing law requires that the sustainable communities strategy set forth a forecasted development plan aimed at meeting the greenhouse gas emission reduction targets established by the State Air Resources Board. Existing law, in the case where a sustainable communities strategy is unable to meet the greenhouse gas reduction targets, requires the responsible metropolitan planning organization to prepare an alternative planning strategy showing how those targets would be achieved through alternative development.
This bill would require each redevelopment plan to consider and identify strategies for how redevelopment projects will help attain the climate, air quality, and energy conservation goals or applicable regional greenhouse gas emission reduction targets. be consistent with the regional sustainable communities strategy or alternative planning strategy adopted by the metropolitan planning organization or council of government.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 33330.5 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:
33330.5.

Every redevelopment plan shall consider and identify strategies for how redevelopment projects will help attain the climate, air quality, and energy conservation goals identified in Chapter 728 of the Statutes of 2008 or the applicable regional greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.

33330.5.
 Each redevelopment plan shall be consistent with the regional sustainable communities strategy or alternative planning strategy adopted by a metropolitan planning organization or council of government pursuant to Chapter 728 of the Statutes of 2008.