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SB-526 Regional transportation plans: greenhouse gas emissions: State Mobility Action Plan for Healthy Communities.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 04/30/2019 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  April 30, 2019
Amended  IN  Senate  April 11, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 526


Introduced by Senator Allen

February 21, 2019


An act to amend Section 65080 of the Government Code, and to add Section 75132 to the Public Resources Code, relating to transportation.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 526, as amended, Allen. Regional transportation plans: greenhouse gas emissions: State Mobility Action Plan for Healthy Communities.
(1) Existing law requires designated regional transportation planning agencies to prepare and adopt a regional transportation plan. Certain of these agencies are also designated under federal law as metropolitan planning organizations. Existing law requires a regional transportation plan to include a policy element, an action element, and a financial element, and, if the transportation planning agency is also a metropolitan planning organization, a sustainable communities strategy or alternative planning strategy, which is designed to achieve certain targets for 2020 and 2035 established by the State Air Resources Board for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles and light trucks in the region. Existing law requires the state board to update those targets every 8 years. Existing law requires the state board, by September 1, 2018, and every 4 years thereafter, to prepare a report that assesses progress made by each metropolitan planning organization in meeting the regional greenhouse gas emission reduction targets set by the state board. Under existing law, the action element of a regional transportation plan describes the programs and actions necessary to implement the plan and assigns implementation responsibilities.
This bill would require the state board to adopt a regulation that requires a metropolitan planning organization to provide any data that the state board determines is necessary to fulfill the requirements of the above-described report and to determine if the metropolitan planning organization is on track to meet its 2035 greenhouse gas emission reduction target. After completing each report, the bill would require the state board to determine if each metropolitan planning organization is on track to meet its 2035 target. The bill would require the action element prepared by a metropolitan planning organization to identify near and long-term steps to be taken to implement a sustainable communities strategy and achieve the greenhouse gas emission reduction targets established by the state board. The bill would require the metropolitan planning organization to monitor progress toward implementing these steps and to report that progress to the state board for purposes of the above-described report.
By imposing additional requirements on transportation planning agencies, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
(2) Existing law establishes the Strategic Growth Council in state government consisting of various state agency heads and 3 public members. Existing law requires the council to, among other things, identify and review activities and funding programs of state agencies that may be coordinated to improve air and water quality, improve natural resource protection, increase the availability of affordable housing, improve transportation, and meet greenhouse gas emission reduction goals.
This bill would establish an interagency working group to be administered by the Strategic Growth Council and to be composed of a specified membership. The bill would require the interagency working group to develop and implement a State Mobility Action Plan for Healthy Communities to ensure that regional growth and development is designed and implemented in a manner that will help achieve the state’s environmental, equity, climate, health health, and housing goals. The bill would require the plan to include specific actions, measures, and timelines, and an investment strategy. The bill would require the interagency working group to submit the plan to the Legislature by December 31, 2020, and would require the interagency working group to submit an updated plan to the Legislature by September 1, 2024, and every 4 years thereafter.
(3) The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

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


SECTION 1.

 (a) The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:

(a)

(1) The State Air Resources Board Scoping Plan found that in order for California to meet its climate goals, specifically the reductions necessary from the land use and transportation sector, actions are needed that will reduce vehicle miles traveled (VMT). Specifically, the State Air Resources Board determined that VMT will need to be reduced by an additional 7 percent below 2030 levels projected by successful implementation of California's regional sustainable communities strategies. This translates to a reduction, on average, of 1.5 miles per person per day.

(b)

(2) According to a recent report by the State Air Resources Board titled “2018 Progress Report: California’s Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act,” with emissions from the transportation sector continuing to rise despite increases in fuel efficiency and decreases in the carbon content of fuel, California will not achieve the necessary greenhouse gas emission reductions to meet mandates for 2030 and beyond without significant changes to how communities and transportation systems are planned, funded, and built.

(c)

(3) The report further found that greenhouse gas emissions from the land use and transportation sector and VMT per capita for passenger travel are actually heading in the wrong direction, even though every region in the state has prepared a sustainable communities strategy outlining an expected growth pattern and set of investments that will allow it to meet its greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.

(d)

(4) In reviewing the long-term spending plans in the regional transportation plans and sustainable communities strategies of the largest four metropolitan planning organizations, the State Air Resources Board found little shift in the overall spending allocations across roadway, transit, and bike and pedestrian infrastructure modes.

(e)

(5) As land use and community planning decisions made today will have lasting repercussions for decades to come, it is clear that much more needs to be done to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and VMT, to aggressively shift toward community and street design policies that prioritize transit, biking, and walking, and to increase low carbon mobility choices, including improved access to viable and affordable public transportation and active transportation opportunities.

(f)

(6) The State Air Resources Board report also found that in order to increase travel choices, economic development, access to jobs and other opportunities, affordable housing for underserved communities, and to reverse historic and systemic injustices, including health inequities that result in significant health disparities between populations, development of a state vision and strategy for advancing equity through state transportation, housing, and climate and air quality outreach, planning, and funding activities is needed. The needed shift of investment towards more compact infill development must be coupled with strategies that help prevent the displacement of disadvantaged communities, low-income communities, and communities of color.
(7) The report acknowledged many factors that have contributed to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation and land use sectors, including low gas prices and strong economic development. However, the State Air Resources Board found that state spending priorities play a role, concluding that the state’s role in developing regional and local plan funding guidelines, and in some cases, project selection, for transportation and development projects that use state money, offers an opportunity to improve the alignment of the projects that are approved and eventually constructed with the state’s health, equity, economic, conservation, climate, and housing goals.
(8) The State Air Resources Board report found that housing production is falling far short of demand and what was planned for in the sustainable communities strategies, and acknowledges that while strides to increase transportation choices have been made, including increased funding for public transit, road maintenance, and active transportation in the largest regions, current data suggests more must be done to shift transportation investments.
(b) It is therefore the intent of the Legislature that state agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, and local governments coordinate planning and funding for housing, transportation, and economic development to achieve, to the greatest extent possible, California’s greenhouse gas reduction, equity, and housing goals, while preserving natural and historic resources and open space.

SEC. 2.

 Section 65080 of the Government Code is amended to read:

65080.
 (a) Each transportation planning agency designated under Section 29532 or 29532.1 shall prepare and adopt a regional transportation plan directed at achieving a coordinated and balanced regional transportation system, including, but not limited to, mass transportation, highway, railroad, maritime, bicycle, pedestrian, goods movement, and aviation facilities and services. The plan shall be action-oriented and pragmatic, considering both the short-term and long-term future, and shall present clear, concise policy guidance to local and state officials. The regional transportation plan shall consider factors specified in Section 134 of Title 23 of the United States Code. Each transportation planning agency shall consider and incorporate, as appropriate, the transportation plans of cities, counties, districts, private organizations, and state and federal agencies.
(b) The regional transportation plan shall be an internally consistent document and shall include all of the following:
(1) A policy element that describes the transportation issues in the region, identifies and quantifies regional needs, and describes the desired short-range and long-range transportation goals, and pragmatic objective and policy statements. The objective and policy statements shall be consistent with the funding estimates of the financial element. The policy element of transportation planning agencies with populations that exceed 200,000 persons may quantify a set of indicators including, but not limited to, all of the following:
(A) Measures of mobility and traffic congestion, including, but not limited to, daily vehicle hours of delay per capita and vehicle miles traveled per capita.
(B) Measures of road and bridge maintenance and rehabilitation needs, including, but not limited to, roadway pavement and bridge conditions.
(C) Measures of means of travel, including, but not limited to, percentage share of all trips (work and nonwork) made by all of the following:
(i) Single or zero occupant vehicle.
(ii) Multiple occupant vehicle or carpool.
(iii) Public transit including commuter rail and intercity rail.
(iv) Walking.
(v) Bicycling.
(D) Measures of safety and security, including, but not limited to, total injuries and fatalities assigned to each of the modes set forth in subparagraph (C).
(E) Measures of equity and accessibility, including, but not limited to, percentage of the population served by frequent and reliable public transit, with a breakdown by income bracket, and percentage of all jobs accessible by frequent and reliable public transit service, with a breakdown by income bracket.
(F) The requirements of this section may be met using existing sources of information. No additional traffic counts, household surveys, or other sources of data shall be required.
(2) A sustainable communities strategy prepared by each metropolitan planning organization as follows:
(A) No later than September 30, 2010, the State Air Resources Board shall provide each affected region with greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for the automobile and light truck sector for 2020 and 2035, respectively.
(i) No later than January 31, 2009, the state board shall appoint a Regional Targets Advisory Committee to recommend factors to be considered and methodologies to be used for setting greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for the affected regions. The committee shall be composed of representatives of the metropolitan planning organizations, affected air districts, the League of California Cities, the California State Association of Counties, local transportation agencies, and members of the public, including homebuilders, environmental organizations, planning organizations, environmental justice organizations, affordable housing organizations, and others. The advisory committee shall transmit a report with its recommendations to the state board no later than September 30, 2009. In recommending factors to be considered and methodologies to be used, the advisory committee may consider any relevant issues, including, but not limited to, data needs, modeling techniques, growth forecasts, the impacts of regional jobs-housing balance on interregional travel and greenhouse gas emissions, economic and demographic trends, the magnitude of greenhouse gas reduction benefits from a variety of land use and transportation strategies, and appropriate methods to describe regional targets and to monitor performance in attaining those targets. The state board shall consider the report before setting the targets.
(ii) Before setting the targets for a region, the state board shall exchange technical information with the metropolitan planning organization and the affected air district. The metropolitan planning organization may recommend a target for the region. The metropolitan planning organization shall hold at least one public workshop within the region after receipt of the report from the advisory committee. The state board shall release draft targets for each region no later than June 30, 2010.
(iii) In establishing these targets, the state board shall take into account greenhouse gas emission reductions that will be achieved by improved vehicle emission standards, changes in fuel composition, and other measures it has approved that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the affected regions, and prospective measures the state board plans to adopt to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from other greenhouse gas emission sources as that term is defined in subdivision (i) of Section 38505 of the Health and Safety Code and consistent with the regulations promulgated pursuant to the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (Division 25.5 (commencing with Section 38500) of the Health and Safety Code), including Section 38566 of the Health and Safety Code.
(iv) The state board shall update the regional greenhouse gas emission reduction targets every eight years consistent with each metropolitan planning organization’s timeframe for updating its regional transportation plan under federal law until 2050. The state board may revise the targets every four years based on changes in the factors considered under clause (iii). The state board shall exchange technical information with the Department of Transportation, metropolitan planning organizations, local governments, and affected air districts and engage in a consultative process with public and private stakeholders, before updating these targets.
(v) The greenhouse gas emission reduction targets may be expressed in gross tons, tons per capita, tons per household, or in any other metric deemed appropriate by the state board.
(B) Each metropolitan planning organization shall prepare a sustainable communities strategy, subject to the requirements of Part 450 of Title 23 of, and Part 93 of Title 40 of, the Code of Federal Regulations, including the requirement to use the most recent planning assumptions considering local general plans and other factors. The sustainable communities strategy shall do all of the following:
(i) Identify the general location of uses, residential densities, and building intensities within the region.
(ii) Identify areas within the region sufficient to house all the population of the region, including all economic segments of the population, over the course of the planning period of the regional transportation plan taking into account net migration into the region, population growth, household formation and employment growth.
(iii) Identify areas within the region sufficient to house an eight-year projection of the regional housing need for the region pursuant to Section 65584.
(iv) Identify a transportation network to service the transportation needs of the region.
(v) Gather and consider the best practically available scientific information regarding resource areas and farmland in the region as defined in subdivisions (a) and (b) of Section 65080.01.
(vi) Consider the state housing goals specified in Sections 65580 and 65581.
(vii) Set forth a forecasted development pattern for the region, which, when integrated with the transportation network, and other transportation measures and policies, will reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles and light trucks to achieve, if there is a feasible way to do so, the greenhouse gas emission reduction targets approved by the state board.
(viii) Allow the regional transportation plan to comply with Section 176 of the federal Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 7506).
(C) (i) Within the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, as defined by Section 66502, the Association of Bay Area Governments shall be responsible for clauses (i), (ii), (iii), (v), and (vi) of subparagraph (B); the Metropolitan Transportation Commission shall be responsible for clauses (iv) and (viii) of subparagraph (B); and the Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission shall jointly be responsible for clause (vii) of subparagraph (B).
(ii) Within the jurisdiction of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, as defined in Sections 66800 and 66801, the Tahoe Metropolitan Planning Organization shall use the Regional Plan for the Lake Tahoe Region as the sustainable community strategy, provided that it complies with clauses (vii) and (viii) of subparagraph (B).
(D) In the region served by the Southern California Association of Governments, a subregional council of governments and the county transportation commission may work together to propose the sustainable communities strategy and an alternative planning strategy, if one is prepared pursuant to subparagraph (I), for that subregional area. The metropolitan planning organization may adopt a framework for a subregional sustainable communities strategy or a subregional alternative planning strategy to address the intraregional land use, transportation, economic, air quality, and climate policy relationships. The metropolitan planning organization shall include the subregional sustainable communities strategy for that subregion in the regional sustainable communities strategy to the extent consistent with this section and federal law and approve the subregional alternative planning strategy, if one is prepared pursuant to subparagraph (I), for that subregional area to the extent consistent with this section. The metropolitan planning organization shall develop overall guidelines, create public participation plans pursuant to subparagraph (F), ensure coordination, resolve conflicts, make sure that the overall plan complies with applicable legal requirements, and adopt the plan for the region.
(E) The metropolitan planning organization shall conduct at least two informational meetings in each county within the region for members of the board of supervisors and city councils on the sustainable communities strategy and alternative planning strategy, if any. The metropolitan planning organization may conduct only one informational meeting if it is attended by representatives of the county board of supervisors and city council members representing a majority of the cities representing a majority of the population in the incorporated areas of that county. Notice of the meeting or meetings shall be sent to the clerk of the board of supervisors and to each city clerk. The purpose of the meeting or meetings shall be to discuss the sustainable communities strategy and the alternative planning strategy, if any, including the key land use and planning assumptions to the members of the board of supervisors and the city council members in that county and to solicit and consider their input and recommendations.
(F) Each metropolitan planning organization shall adopt a public participation plan, for development of the sustainable communities strategy and an alternative planning strategy, if any, that includes all of the following:
(i) Outreach efforts to encourage the active participation of a broad range of stakeholder groups in the planning process, consistent with the agency’s adopted Federal Public Participation Plan, including, but not limited to, affordable housing advocates, transportation advocates, neighborhood and community groups, environmental advocates, home builder representatives, broad-based business organizations, landowners, commercial property interests, and homeowner associations.
(ii) Consultation with congestion management agencies, transportation agencies, and transportation commissions.
(iii) Workshops throughout the region to provide the public with the information and tools necessary to provide a clear understanding of the issues and policy choices. At least one workshop shall be held in each county in the region. For counties with a population greater than 500,000, at least three workshops shall be held. Each workshop, to the extent practicable, shall include urban simulation computer modeling to create visual representations of the sustainable communities strategy and the alternative planning strategy.
(iv) Preparation and circulation of a draft sustainable communities strategy and an alternative planning strategy, if one is prepared, not less than 55 days before adoption of a final regional transportation plan.
(v) At least three public hearings on the draft sustainable communities strategy in the regional transportation plan and alternative planning strategy, if one is prepared. If the metropolitan transportation organization consists of a single county, at least two public hearings shall be held. To the maximum extent feasible, the hearings shall be in different parts of the region to maximize the opportunity for participation by members of the public throughout the region.
(vi) A process for enabling members of the public to provide a single request to receive notices, information, and updates.
(G) In preparing a sustainable communities strategy, the metropolitan planning organization shall consider spheres of influence that have been adopted by the local agency formation commissions within its region.
(H) Before adopting a sustainable communities strategy, the metropolitan planning organization shall quantify the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions projected to be achieved by the sustainable communities strategy and set forth the difference, if any, between the amount of that reduction and the target for the region established by the state board.
(I) If the sustainable communities strategy, prepared in compliance with subparagraph (B) or (D), is unable to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to achieve the greenhouse gas emission reduction targets established by the state board, the metropolitan planning organization shall prepare an alternative planning strategy to the sustainable communities strategy showing how those greenhouse gas emission targets would be achieved through alternative development patterns, infrastructure, or additional transportation measures or policies. The alternative planning strategy shall be a separate document from the regional transportation plan, but it may be adopted concurrently with the regional transportation plan. In preparing the alternative planning strategy, the metropolitan planning organization:
(i) Shall identify the principal impediments to achieving the targets within the sustainable communities strategy.
(ii) May include an alternative development pattern for the region pursuant to subparagraphs (B) to (G), inclusive.
(iii) Shall describe how the greenhouse gas emission reduction targets would be achieved by the alternative planning strategy, and why the development pattern, measures, and policies in the alternative planning strategy are the most practicable choices for achievement of the greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.
(iv) An alternative development pattern set forth in the alternative planning strategy shall comply with Part 450 of Title 23 of, and Part 93 of Title 40 of, the Code of Federal Regulations, except to the extent that compliance will prevent achievement of the greenhouse gas emission reduction targets approved by the state board.
(v) For purposes of the California Environmental Quality Act (Division 13 (commencing with Section 21000) of the Public Resources Code), an alternative planning strategy shall not constitute a land use plan, policy, or regulation, and the inconsistency of a project with an alternative planning strategy shall not be a consideration in determining whether a project may have an environmental effect.
(J) (i) Before starting the public participation process adopted pursuant to subparagraph (F), the metropolitan planning organization shall submit a description to the state board of the technical methodology it intends to use to estimate the greenhouse gas emissions from its sustainable communities strategy and, if appropriate, its alternative planning strategy. The state board shall respond to the metropolitan planning organization in a timely manner with written comments about the technical methodology, including specifically describing any aspects of that methodology it concludes will not yield accurate estimates of greenhouse gas emissions, and suggested remedies. The metropolitan planning organization is encouraged to work with the state board until the state board concludes that the technical methodology operates accurately.
(ii) After adoption, a metropolitan planning organization shall submit a sustainable communities strategy or an alternative planning strategy, if one has been adopted, to the state board for review, including the quantification of the greenhouse gas emission reductions the strategy would achieve and a description of the technical methodology used to obtain that result. Review by the state board shall be limited to acceptance or rejection of the metropolitan planning organization’s determination that the strategy submitted would, if implemented, achieve the greenhouse gas emission reduction targets established by the state board. The state board shall complete its review within 60 days.
(iii) If the state board determines that the strategy submitted would not, if implemented, achieve the greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, the metropolitan planning organization shall revise its strategy or adopt an alternative planning strategy, if not previously adopted, and submit the strategy for review pursuant to clause (ii). At a minimum, the metropolitan planning organization must obtain state board acceptance that an alternative planning strategy would, if implemented, achieve the greenhouse gas emission reduction targets established for that region by the state board.
(iv) On or before September 1, 2018, and every four years thereafter to align with target setting, notwithstanding Section 10231.5, the state board shall prepare a report that assesses progress made by each metropolitan planning organization in meeting the regional greenhouse gas emission reduction targets set by the state board. The report shall include changes to greenhouse gas emissions in each region and data-supported metrics for the strategies used to meet the targets. The report shall also include a discussion of best practices and the challenges faced by the metropolitan planning organizations in meeting the targets, including the effect of state policies and funding. The report shall be developed in consultation with the metropolitan planning organizations and affected stakeholders. The report shall be submitted to the Assembly Committee on Transportation and the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources, and to the Senate Committee on Transportation, the Senate Committee on Housing, and the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality. To assist in the creation of the report, each metropolitan planning organization shall submit data to the state board that delineates how transportation funds have been spent in relation to the sustainable communities strategy and describes whether that spending has lead to an increase or decrease in vehicle miles traveled. The state board shall adopt a regulation to require a metropolitan planning organization to provide any data the state board determines is necessary to fulfill the requirements of this clause and subparagraph (O).
(K) Neither a sustainable communities strategy nor an alternative planning strategy regulates the use of land, nor, except as provided by subparagraph (J), shall either one be subject to any state approval. Nothing in a sustainable communities strategy shall be interpreted as superseding the exercise of the land use authority of cities and counties within the region. Nothing in this section shall be interpreted to limit the state board’s authority under any other law. Nothing in this section shall be interpreted to authorize the abrogation of any vested right whether created by statute or by common law. Nothing in this section shall require a city’s or county’s land use policies and regulations, including its general plan, to be consistent with the regional transportation plan or an alternative planning strategy. Nothing in this section requires a metropolitan planning organization to approve a sustainable communities strategy that would be inconsistent with Part 450 of Title 23 of, or Part 93 of Title 40 of, the Code of Federal Regulations and any administrative guidance under those regulations. Nothing in this section relieves a public or private entity or any person from compliance with any other local, state, or federal law.
(L) Nothing in this section requires projects programmed for funding on or before December 31, 2011, to be subject to the provisions of this paragraph if they (i) are contained in the 2007 or 2009 Federal Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, (ii) are funded pursuant to the Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006 (Chapter 12.49 (commencing with Section 8879.20) of Division 1 of Title 2), or (iii) were specifically listed in a ballot measure before December 31, 2008, approving a sales tax increase for transportation projects. Nothing in this section shall require a transportation sales tax authority to change the funding allocations approved by the voters for categories of transportation projects in a sales tax measure adopted before December 31, 2010. For purposes of this subparagraph, a transportation sales tax authority is a district, as defined in Section 7252 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, that is authorized to impose a sales tax for transportation purposes.
(M) A metropolitan planning organization, or a regional transportation planning agency not within a metropolitan planning organization, that is required to adopt a regional transportation plan not less than every five years, may elect to adopt the plan not less than every four years. This election shall be made by the board of directors of the metropolitan planning organization or regional transportation planning agency no later than June 1, 2009, or thereafter 54 months before the statutory deadline for the adoption of housing elements for the local jurisdictions within the region, after a public hearing at which comments are accepted from members of the public and representatives of cities and counties within the region covered by the metropolitan planning organization or regional transportation planning agency. Notice of the public hearing shall be given to the general public and by mail to cities and counties within the region no later than 30 days before the date of the public hearing. Notice of election shall be promptly given to the Department of Housing and Community Development. The metropolitan planning organization or the regional transportation planning agency shall complete its next regional transportation plan within three years of the notice of election.
(N) Two or more of the metropolitan planning organizations for Fresno County, Kern County, Kings County, Madera County, Merced County, San Joaquin County, Stanislaus County, and Tulare County may work together to develop and adopt multiregional goals and policies that may address interregional land use, transportation, economic, air quality, and climate relationships. The participating metropolitan planning organizations may also develop a multiregional sustainable communities strategy, to the extent consistent with federal law, or an alternative planning strategy for adoption by the metropolitan planning organizations. Each participating metropolitan planning organization shall consider any adopted multiregional goals and policies in the development of a sustainable communities strategy and, if applicable, an alternative planning strategy for its region.
(O) After completing the report described in clause (iv) of subparagraph (J), due by September 1, 2026, and after completing each subsequent report pursuant to clause (iv) of subparagraph (J), the state board shall determine if the metropolitan planning organization is on track to meet its greenhouse gas emission reduction target for 2035.
(3) (A) An action element that describes the programs and actions necessary to implement the plan and assigns implementation responsibilities. The action element may describe all transportation projects proposed for development during the 20-year or greater life of the plan. The action element shall consider congestion management programming activities carried out within the region.
(B) If a sustainable communities strategy is prepared pursuant to paragraph (2), the action element shall also specifically identify near and long-term steps to be taken to implement the sustainable communities strategy and achieve the greenhouse gas emission reduction targets established pursuant to paragraph (2). Each metropolitan planning organization shall monitor progress toward implementing these steps and report that progress to the state board for inclusion in the report prepared pursuant to clause (iv) of subparagraph (J) of paragraph (2).
(4) (A) A financial element that summarizes the cost of plan implementation constrained by a realistic projection of available revenues. The financial element shall also contain recommendations for allocation of funds. A county transportation commission created pursuant to the County Transportation Commissions Act (Division 12 (commencing with Section 130000) of the Public Utilities Code) shall be responsible for recommending projects to be funded with regional improvement funds, if the project is consistent with the regional transportation plan. The first five years of the financial element shall be based on the five-year estimate of funds developed pursuant to Section 14524. The financial element may recommend the development of specified new sources of revenue, consistent with the policy element and action element.
(B) The financial element of transportation planning agencies with populations that exceed 200,000 persons may include a project cost breakdown for all projects proposed for development during the 20-year life of the plan that includes total expenditures and related percentages of total expenditures for all of the following:
(i) State highway expansion.
(ii) State highway rehabilitation, maintenance, and operations.
(iii) Local road and street expansion.
(iv) Local road and street rehabilitation, maintenance, and operation.
(v) Mass transit, commuter rail, and intercity rail expansion.
(vi) Mass transit, commuter rail, and intercity rail rehabilitation, maintenance, and operations.
(vii) Pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
(viii) Environmental enhancements and mitigation.
(ix) Research and planning.
(x) Other categories.
(C) The metropolitan planning organization or county transportation agency, whichever entity is appropriate, shall consider financial incentives for cities and counties that have resource areas or farmland, as defined in Section 65080.01, for the purposes of, for example, transportation investments for the preservation and safety of the city street or county road system and farm-to-market and interconnectivity transportation needs. The metropolitan planning organization or county transportation agency, whichever entity is appropriate, shall also consider financial assistance for counties to address countywide service responsibilities in counties that contribute toward the greenhouse gas emission reduction targets by implementing policies for growth to occur within their cities.
(c) Each transportation planning agency may also include other factors of local significance as an element of the regional transportation plan, including, but not limited to, issues of mobility for specific sectors of the community, including, but not limited to, senior citizens.
(d) Except as otherwise provided in this subdivision, each transportation planning agency shall adopt and submit, every four years, an updated regional transportation plan to the California Transportation Commission and the Department of Transportation. A transportation planning agency located in a federally designated air quality attainment area or that does not contain an urbanized area may at its option adopt and submit a regional transportation plan every five years. When applicable, the plan shall be consistent with federal planning and programming requirements and shall conform to the regional transportation plan guidelines adopted by the California Transportation Commission. Before adoption of the regional transportation plan, a public hearing shall be held after the giving of notice of the hearing by publication in the affected county or counties pursuant to Section 6061.

SEC. 3.

 Section 75132 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

75132.
 (a) An interagency working group is hereby established, to be administered by the council, with the following membership:

(1)The members of the council.

(2)The Secretary for Environmental Protection.

(3)The Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency.

(4)The Secretary of Transportation.

(1) The executive director of the council, or the executive director’s designee.
(2) The Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency, or the secretary’s designee.
(3) The Secretary for Environmental Protection, or the secretary’s designee.
(4) The Secretary of Transportation, or the secretary’s designee.
(5) The Secretary of California Health and Human Services, or the secretary’s designee.
(6) The Secretary of Business, Consumer Services, and Housing, or the secretary’s designee.
(7) The Secretary of Food and Agriculture, or the secretary’s designee.
(8) The three public members of the council, or their designees.

(5)

(9) The Director of Housing and Community Development. Development, or the director’s designee.

(6)

(10) The Chair of the State Air Resources Board. Board, or the chair’s designee.

(7)

(11) The Chair of the California Transportation Commission. Commission, or the chair’s designee.

(8)The Director of the Office of Planning and Research.

(9)

(12) The Director of the State Department of Public Health. Health, or the director’s designee.

(10)The Executive Director of the council.

(11)

(13) Four representatives from regional and local governments governments, or their designees, with each of the chairs of the State Air Resources Board and the California Transportation Commission to choose two members each.
(b) The interagency working group shall develop and implement a State Mobility Action Plan for Healthy Communities to ensure that regional growth and development is designed and implemented in a manner that will help achieve the state’s environmental, equity, climate, health, and housing goals.
(c) (1) The interagency working group shall identify in the State Mobility Action Plan for Healthy Communities actions needed to achieve the reductions in vehicle miles traveled necessary to meet the greenhouse gas emission reduction targets established pursuant to all of the following:
(A) Section 65080 of the Government Code.
(B) Section 38566 of the Health and Safety Code.
(C) Executive Order No. B-55-18.
(2) The actions identified pursuant to paragraph (1) shall include measures to accomplish all of the following:
(A) Overcome identified obstacles to aligning state transportation funds with climate, health, equity, and conservation conservation, and housing goals, including, but not limited to, those identified in paragraph (1).
(B) Plan and implement development, including in communities identified pursuant to Section 65302.10 of the Government Code, to help regions meet the requirements of Section 65080 of the Government Code.
(C) Provide increased and equitable travel options that supports infill development and offers economic development, access to jobs and other opportunities, and access to affordable housing, including for underserved communities, including in disadvantaged, unincorporated communities.
(D) Promote innovative mobility options that further the goals of paragraph (1) and fosters greater livability, access to destinations, and compact infill development rather than accelerating sprawl.
(E) Promote land use planning that facilitates development of higher density, transit-oriented, and infill housing to connect housing, jobs, and transit.

(E)

(F) Protect disadvantaged communities, renters, low-income people, and other vulnerable populations from displacement. displacement, and affirmatively further fair housing.

(F)

(G) Identify responsible parties at the state, regional, and local levels to implement the actions identified pursuant to paragraph (1).

(G)

(H) Identify any obstacles, including, but not limited, to data gaps, at the regional and local level that inhibit monitoring the progress toward and compliance with:
(i) Section 65080 of the Government Code.
(ii) Section 38566 of the Health and Safety Code.
(iii) Executive Order No. B-55-18.
(d) The interagency working group shall establish both of the following:
(1) Definitive timelines for the development and implementation of the actions identified pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (c).
(2) An investment strategy designed to assist local and regional governments to meet the greenhouse gas emission reduction targets established pursuant to Section 65080 of the Government Code that includes, but is not limited to, local, state and federal funding sources.
(e) In developing the State Mobility Action Plan for Healthy Communities, the interagency working group shall solicit input from stakeholders and hold at least four public workshops in geographically diverse locations throughout the state to receive feedback and public comment.
(f) The State Mobility Action Plan for Healthy Communities shall be completed by December 31, 2020, and shall be submitted to the Legislature pursuant to Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(g) By September 1, 2024, and every four years thereafter, notwithstanding Section 10231.5 of the Government Code, the interagency working group shall update the State Mobility Action Plan for Healthy Communities based on the findings of the assessment completed by the State Air Resources Board pursuant to clause (iv) of subparagraph (J) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of Section 65080 of the Government Code and shall submit the updated report to the Legislature pursuant to Section 9795 of the Government Code.

SEC. 4.

 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.