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DIVISION 12.7. COUNTY AND REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION COMMISSIONS [132000 - 132661]

  ( Heading of Division 12.7 renumbered from Division 12.5 (as added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1576) by Stats. 1988, Ch. 160, Sec. 162. )

CHAPTER 3. Transportation Consolidation For San Diego [132350 - 132372.4]

  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 743, Sec. 4. )

ARTICLE 6.5. Adoption and Administration of a Regional Comprehensive Plan [132360 - 132360.6]
  ( Article 6.5 added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 508, Sec. 3. )

132360.
  

(a) It is the intent of the Legislature that the consolidated agency complete a public process by June 30, 2004, to prepare and adopt a regional comprehensive plan based on the local general and regional plans that integrates land uses, transportation systems, infrastructure needs, and public investment strategies, within a regional framework, in cooperation with member agencies and the public.

(b) The regional comprehensive plan should be updated as necessary for the consolidated agency to comply with Section 132360.2.

(Added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 508, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2004.)

132360.1.
  

In preparing and updating the regional comprehensive plan, it is the intent of the Legislature that:

(a) The regional comprehensive plan preserve and improve the quality of life in the San Diego region, maximize mobility and transportation choices, and conserve and protect natural resources.

(b) The regional comprehensive plan shall address the greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets set by the State Air Resources Board as required by Section 65080 of the Government Code and include strategies that provide for mode shift to public transportation.

(c) The regional comprehensive plan shall identify disadvantaged communities as designated pursuant to Section 39711 of the Health and Safety Code and include transportation strategies to reduce pollution exposure in these communities.

(d) In formulating and maintaining the regional comprehensive plan, the consolidated agency shall take account of and shall seek to harmonize the needs of the region as a whole, the plans of the county and cities within the region, and the plans and planning activities of organizations that affect or are concerned with planning and development within the region.

(e) The consolidated agency shall engage in a public collaborative planning process. The recommendations resulting from the public collaborative planning process shall be made available to and considered by the consolidated agency for integration into the draft regional comprehensive plan. The consolidated agency shall adopt a procedure to carry out this process including a method of addressing and responding to recommendations from the public.

(f) In formulating and maintaining the regional comprehensive plan, the consolidated agency shall seek the cooperation and consider the recommendations of all of the following:

(1) Its member agencies and other agencies of local government within the jurisdiction of the consolidated agency.

(2) State and federal agencies.

(3) Educational institutions.

(4) Research organizations, whether public or private.

(5) Civic groups.

(6) Private individuals.

(7) Governmental jurisdictions located outside the region but contiguous to its boundaries.

(g) The consolidated agency shall make the regional comprehensive plan, policies, and objectives available to all local agencies and facilitate consideration of the regional comprehensive plan in the development, implementation, and update of local general plans. The consolidated agency shall provide assistance and enhance the opportunities for local agencies to develop, implement, and update general plans in a manner that recognizes, at a minimum, land use, transportation compatibility, and a jobs-to-housing balance within the regional comprehensive plan.

(h) The consolidated agency shall maintain the data, maps, and other information developed in the course of formulating the regional comprehensive plan in a form suitable to assure a consistent view of developmental trends and other relevant information for the availability of and use by other government agencies and private organizations.

(i) The components of the regional comprehensive plan may include, but are not limited to, transportation, housing, water quality and supply, infrastructure, air quality, energy, solid waste, economy, and open space, including habitat. Performance standards and measurable criteria shall be established through a public process to ensure that the regional comprehensive plan is prepared consistent with these measures as well as in determining achievement of the regional comprehensive plan goals throughout its implementation.

(j) Any water supply component or provision of the regional infrastructure strategy regarding water supply contained in the regional comprehensive plan shall be consistent with the urban water management plan and other adopted regional water facilities and supply plans of the San Diego County Water Authority.

(Amended by Stats. 2017, Ch. 658, Sec. 17. (AB 805) Effective January 1, 2018.)

132360.2.
  

The regional transportation plan, the regional aviation strategic plan, the airport multimodal accessibility plan, and the regional comprehensive plan should be compatible. The regional comprehensive plan should set the framework for the type of changes upon which subsequent regional transportation plans, regional aviation strategic plans, and airport multimodal accessibility plans should focus.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 287, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2008.)

132360.3.
  

The consolidated agency shall maintain the data, maps, and other information developed in the course of formulating the regional comprehensive plan in a form suitable to assure a consistent view of developmental trends and other relevant information for the availability of and use by other government agencies and private organizations.

(Added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 508, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2004.)

132360.4.
  

Each member agency should review the actions that the consolidated agency makes on state and federally regulated or mandated items and report these actions to their respective jurisdiction for review.

(Added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 508, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2004.)

132360.5.
  

All documents created in compliance with this article shall be made available and ready for public review in compliance with the California Public Records Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 6250) of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code).

(Added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 508, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2004.)

132360.6.
  

The consolidated agency may use the authority for the retail transactions and use tax provided under Sections 132301 and 132302 to fund and finance infrastructure needs identified in the regional comprehensive plan developed in accordance with this article. Development of the proposal and expenditure plan shall be conducted using a public collaborative planning process that is consistent with Section 132360.1.

(Added by Stats. 2008, Ch. 83, Sec. 12. Effective January 1, 2009.)

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