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Strategic Energy  Alliance

SEA Change




It's Our Choice



August 24, 2007


Cal Poly  Vista Grande Restaurant



*          Focus local governments on energy planning across jurisdictional lines

*          Address issues raised in the California Energy Commission's 2006 Integrated Energy Policy Report Update regarding the relationship between energy and land use.

*          Examine State energy laws and policies, including the Renewable Portfolio Standard (SB 1078), Community Choice Aggregation (AB 117), and the Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32).

*          Identify energy goals and provisions for General Plans.

Moderated by

Erik Justesen, Chair

Sustainability Committee SLO Chamber of Commerce

Energy Goals & Provisions: Integrating Regional Thinking  in Local Plans


   Welcome Introductions


Integrating Energy in the General Plan


    Alex Hinds, Community Development Director, Marin County & former SLO County Planning Director

    Alan Loomis, Principal Urban Designer, City of  Glendale


   Breakout Session:  Creating an Energy Element Template ' Common Goals and Policies 

                Alex Hinds, Marin County Planning Tools Available to and Needed by the Local Jurisdiction

               Alan Loomis, Principal Urban Designer, City of  Glendale

   Report from breakout group


   Luncheon Speaker:  Community Will - The Power Is In Our Hands

                Ron Loveridge, Mayor, City of  Riverside


   Leadership Roundtable:  Wrap-up and Next Steps

             moderated by Tony Ferrara, Mayor of Arroyo Grande, & joined by Local Government Supervisors & Mayors


    Assemblyman Sam Blakeslee


WRAP-UP & ADJOURNMENT ' Erik Justesen & Karen Merriam



'The making of a clean and green city depends on civic leadership with the political will to adopt and fund needed programs and on an equally committed and educated citizenry willing to implement and support both public policy and private initiatives.'

Ron Loveridge is Mayor of Riverside, Member of the Board of Directors of the League of California Cities, Member of the Governing Board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District, and Member of the California Air Resources Board 



Organizing Sponsors

SLO Green Build

SLO Council of Governments

SLO County Planning Department

SLO County Air Pollution Control District

Santa Lucia Chapter of Sierra Club


Major Contributing Sponsors

Pacific Gas & Electric

Southern California Gas Company

SLO Council of Governments

SLO County Air Pollution Control District


Contributing Sponsors

American Institute of Architects

Bmark Energy, Inc.

Central Coast Clean Cities Coalition (C5)

Cienaga Energy

Hayward ' So You Can Build

Madonna Inn

Pacific Energy Company

REC Solar

RRM Design Group

Santa Lucia Chapter of Sierra Club

Solarponics Energy Systems

The Mortgage House


SEA Change Members

Cal Poly College of Architecture & Environmental Design

Cienaga Energy Systems

Clever Ducks Computer Network Services

Coast National Bank

Environmental  Center of  San Luis Obispo

Home Builders Assoc of the Central Coast

Pacific Gas & Electric

Santa Lucia Chapter of Sierra Club

SLO Chamber of Commerce

SLO County Air Pollution Control District

SLO Green Build