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The American Planning Association, California Chapter, Central Coast Section, serves San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, and aims to provide planning professionals, elected officials, and community members with services, support, and information to advance planning in the Central Coast and beyond.

 
         
         
         
         
         
  VISIT THE OPEN SPACE TO DISCUSS PLANNING ISSUES IN DEPTH  
         
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  2015 APA CALIFORNIA PLANNING AWARDS  
     
 

The complete 2015 Planning Award Policies and the Application can be accessed here:

2015 APA California Planning Awards Policies

2015 APA California Planning Awards Application (Nominations are due on February 20, 2015.)

Detailed information can be found on the Awards webpage.

 
         
         
         
         
         
  THE 2014 CALIFORNIA STATE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE WEBINAR  
     
 

On December 9, 2014, the Central Coast Section was pleased to present the 2014 California State Legislative Update webinar by APA lobbyists for both the Central Coast and San Diego Sections of APA CA. The Central Coast Section hopes to expand this training opportunity statewide in the future to afford members the opportunity to stay up to date on the latest in developments in state land use legislation and earn important CM credits. The presentation can be viewed here.

 
         
         
         
         
         
  ANNOUNCEMENT OF ADMENDMENTS TO THE BYLAWS OF
THE CENTRAL COAST SECTION, CALIFORNIA CHAPTER AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION
 
     
 

The Central Coast Section Bylaws amendments comprise refinements to the descriptions and duties of Section Board positions to provide clarity of definition for each position; an expansion of voting members of the Executive Board to include Young Planners Group Officers; and one new Board position, the Finance Officer- Elect.  The Finance Officer-Elect position is designed to ensure smooth adjustment and transition of responsibility for this critical position on the Executive Board.

 
 

If you would like to submit feedback and comments on the amended Section Bylaws, please submit to Maggie Ide, Legislative Officer: mide@cityofventura.net.

 
 

Download and Review Bylaws Amendments

 
         
         
         
         
         
  NEWLY ELECTED BOARD MEMBERS OF THE CENTRAL COAST SECTION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANNOUNCED!
 
     
 

Consistent with the Central Coast Section By-laws, a majority vote of the American Planning Association, California Chapter, Central Coast Section Board of Directors has verified the 2014-2015 election results as complete and accurate and confirmed the candidates for each office listed below as having received the largest number of qualified votes by the APA Central Coast Section membership.

Therefore, each of the following candidates has been declared elected.

 
 

Chris Williamson, AICP, Section Director Elect
Steve Welton, AICP, Finance Officer Elect
Lilly Rudolph, AICP, Professional Development Officer
Bret McNulty, Public Information Officer
Hollee L. King, AICP, Awards Officer
Alfredo R. Castillo, AICP, Young Planners Group Officer, San Luis Obispo County
Sara Kopp, Young Planners Group Officer, Santa Barbara County
Kristina Roodsari Boero, Young Planners Group Officer, Ventura County

 
 

See the Board webpage for more information.

 
         
         
         
     
     
  YPG MENTORSHIP PROGRAM  
     
 

Last year’s Central Coast American Planning Association (CCAPA) Awards event afforded an opportunity to recognize the work of a unique group: the Planner Pods. This curiously-named organization is an offshoot of the CCAPA Mentorship Program organized by the Young Planners Group of CCAPA. Each Planner Pod consists of three or four professionals in the field of Planning, from both the public and private sectors, with a range of experience, from young professionals to seasoned veterans. Each Pod met periodically to discuss issues of professional development in the field, including "Goals, Bumps, and Solutions", "Work/Life Balance", and "Project Management". At the end of each meeting, the Pod chose one of its members to blog on what was discussed at the meeting, and hopefully start on online discussion on that and related issues. Participants in this year’s groups reported that it was a valuable experience, and one that we hope to grow in coming years.

To check out the Planner Pods blog, go to http://plannerpods.wordpress.com/.

(Contributor: Greg Martin, Senior Planner, Rincon Consultant)

 
         
         
 

 
         
         
         
         
         
         
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