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Metro/MWD Metro/MWD Sustainability SummitSustainability Summit

Jacob LiebJacob LiebManager of Assessment, Housing and EIRManager of Assessment, Housing and EIR

Southern California Association of GovernmentsSouthern California Association of GovernmentsMay 6, 2009May 6, 2009

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AB 32 BasicsAB 32 Basics

Passed into law in 2006Passed into law in 2006First U.S. Greenhouse Gas law of its kindFirst U.S. Greenhouse Gas law of its kindCommits the State to reduction in greenhouse Commits the State to reduction in greenhouse gas emissionsgas emissionsEmpowers California Air Resources Board to Empowers California Air Resources Board to put in place measures to achieve reductionsput in place measures to achieve reductions

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Reversing the TrendsReversing the Trends









1990 2000 2004 2020 2050


ARB Emissions Inventory

1990 Emission Baseline

~169 MMT CO2e Reduction

80% Reduction~341 MMT CO2e

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California GHG Inventory ForecastCalifornia GHG Inventory Forecast

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All sources All sources –– reduce all GHG to 1990 levels by reduce all GHG to 1990 levels by 20202020Source regulations by January 1, 2011Source regulations by January 1, 2011Local Government Local Government ––

Recommended actions under Scoping Plan (e.g. Recommended actions under Scoping Plan (e.g. emissions reduction plans)emissions reduction plans)CEQACEQASB 375SB 375

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The Challenge for Local The Challenge for Local GovernmentsGovernments

New set of responsibilitiesNew set of responsibilitiesRapidly evolving processRapidly evolving processEstablishing an inventoryEstablishing an inventoryFundingFunding

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Resources for LocalsResources for Locals

ICLEI/CCARICLEI/CCARFlex Your PowerFlex Your PowerCA League of CitiesCA League of CitiesConference of MayorsConference of MayorsLocal Government Commission (Local Government Commission (AhwaneeAhwanee Principles)Principles)Local Agency Formation Commissions (LAFCO)Local Agency Formation Commissions (LAFCO)SubregionsSubregionsSCAG (SCAG (MPOsMPOs))

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The SCAG ExperienceThe SCAG Experience

Compass BlueprintCompass Blueprint2008 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP)2008 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP)2008 Regional Comprehensive Plan (RCP)2008 Regional Comprehensive Plan (RCP)Air Quality Management Plans and ConformityAir Quality Management Plans and ConformitySB 375SB 375

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SCAG resourcesSCAG resources

Compass BlueprintCompass BlueprintRCPRCPInformation sharing discussion forumInformation sharing discussion forumSB 375SB 375Facilitation role (Facilitation role (CTCsCTCs, , subregionssubregions, private , private sector, air districts, etc.)sector, air districts, etc.)

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Compass Blueprint ServicesCompass Blueprint Services

PlanningPlanningPublic InvolvementPublic InvolvementVisualizationVisualizationFinancing StrategiesFinancing StrategiesAnd MoreAnd More

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Compass Blueprint Compass Blueprint Example Example ––Hollywood Freeway Hollywood Freeway Central ParkCentral Park

Goal: Explore potential to cap a section of the 101 freeway to develop an active park

Strategies:Recommend walkable urban design strategies for park and surrounding neighborhood to reduce congestionIdentify opportunity sites for developmentDevelop market-feasible building prototypes

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AzusaAzusaBaldwin ParkBaldwin ParkBreaBreaBurbankBurbankCalexicoCalexicoCalimesaCalimesaCoachellaCoachellaColtonColtonComptonComptonCoronaCoronaCovinaCovinaCulverCulver CityCityDesertDesert Hot SpringsHot SpringsEl CentroEl CentroEl MonteEl Monte


MontclairMontclairMoreno Moreno ValleyValleyOntarioOntarioPerrisPerrisPlacentiaPlacentiaRancho Rancho CucamongaCucamongaRialtoRialtoRiversideRiverside

Rolling Hills Rolling Hills EstatesEstatesSan BernardinoSan BernardinoSan GabrielSan GabrielSouthSouth PasadenaPasadenaTemeculaTemeculaUplandUplandVenturaVenturaVentura Ventura CountyCounty

FullertonFullertonGlendora HawthorneGlendora HawthorneHemetHemet



Imperial Imperial CountyCounty



La La HabraHabra

Laguna Laguna NiguelNiguel

Lake ElsinoreLake ElsinoreLancasterLancasterLawndaleLawndaleLong BeachLong BeachLos Los AngelesAngelesLos Los AngelesAngeles CountyCounty

Compass Blueprint Partner JurisdictionsCompass Blueprint Partner Jurisdictions

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Open Space & Habitat

Land Use

Air Quality



Solid Waste

Security & Emergency Preparedness



Helping Communities Achieve A Sustainable Future

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RCP / Compass PrinciplesRCP / Compass Principles


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Opportunities for information Opportunities for information sharingsharing

SubSub--regional effortsregional effortsIntegrated Policy Task ForceIntegrated Policy Task ForceMoreMore

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Some Local ExamplesSome Local Examples

Los AngelesLos AngelesManhattan BeachManhattan BeachRiversideRiversidePasadenaPasadenaIrvineIrvine

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Crystal ballCrystal ball

Required reductions at local levelRequired reductions at local levelFederal programFederal program

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Special issuesSpecial issues

Municipal utilitiesMunicipal utilitiesAir basin attainment plans (e.g. PR 2301)Air basin attainment plans (e.g. PR 2301)

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Thank YouThank You

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