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California’s Strategic Growth Council

California’s Strategic Growth Council (SGC) brings together agencies and departments within Business, Consumer Services and Housing, Transportation, Natural Resources, Health and Human Services, Food and Agriculture, and Environmental Protection, with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research to coordinate activities that support sustainable communities emphasizing strong economies, social equity and environmental stewardship. For more information about the SGC, please visit the About page.


Atlantic Author James Fallows Writes on California High Speed Rail
September 17, 2014

The Atlantic magazine national correspondent James Fallows is writing a series of blogs on the California High Speed Rail project. He has written 11 to date. They are here No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, No. 4, No. 5, No. 6, No. 7, No. 8, No. 9, No. 10, No. 11.

In this series Fallows frequently refers to the HSR Story Map coordinated by the Strategic Growth Council. You can read more about the Story map here. In preparation for this series, Fallows interviewed California High Speed Rail Commission Chair, Dan Richard, High Speed Rail Authority Director Jeff Morales, SGC Executive Director Mike McCoy and a number of other California interests. In addition he has published responses from many readers making this an interesting ongoing dialog which he plans to add to from time to time.

The California Strategic Growth Council announces three workshops to receive public input to inform SGC’s Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program Guidelines
July 29, 2014

Fresno – Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Oakland – Thursday, August 14, 2014
Los Angeles – Friday, August 15, 2014

Space is limited. Please register through the link on the announcement. SGC will webcast and post a recording of one of the workshops on its website shortly after the meeting. Agenda and all meeting materials will be posted prior to the meetings.

SGC AHSC Public Workshop Notice - English Version
SGC AHSC Public Workshop Notice - Spanish Version

Explore an Interactive Map of the California High Speed Rail Project!
July 29, 2014

The SGC has coordinated volunteer efforts by the University of California, Davis and the ESRI Corporation to tell the California High Speed Rail story in a short graphic format called a Story Map. Clicking around on various highlighted features of the map and selecting different periods in time between the present and 2028 reveals key facts about the system, its features, its costs, the costs of alternatives, and the railroads value to California’s economy. The California High Speed Rail story is a story about America’s largest current infrastructure project. It is bound to be complex but the StoryMap makes it more accessible. You can explore the Story Map here

Next Council Meeting

October 6, 2014

Cal EPA Headquarters – Sierra Hearing Room
1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814


The Strategic Growth Council (SGC) - Council Member Agencies and Departments
Office of Planning & Research | California Health and Human Services |California Natural Resources Agency | California State Transportation Agency
Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency |California Environmental Protection Agency | California Department of Food and Agriculture
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