Council Meeting Materials : November 16, 2021

November 16, 2021

1:00 p.m.

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Item 3 | Approval of Meeting Minutes

Item 4 | Officer Elections

Item 5 | Executive Director's Report

  • Staffing Updates
  • Program Updates
  • Legislative Update
  • Council Update

Item 6 | Action Item: Amend the Racial Equity Resolution

Recommended Action: Amend the California Strategic Growth Council Racial Equity Resolution.

Item 7 | Discussion Item: Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities: Policy Direction

  • Background
    Lynn von Koch-Liebert
  • Geographic Distribution
    Saharnaz Mirzazad
  • Climate Energy Nexus
    J. Andrew McAllister

Item 8 | Discussion Item: California Transportation Assessment (AB 285 Report)

Panel Discussion:

  • Background and Legislative Mandate
    • Lynn von Koch-Liebert
    • Egon Terplan
  • Draft findings presentation
    • Elizabeth Deakin

Item 9 | Consent Calendar: FY 20–21: Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Round 7 Awards

Recommended Action: Approve the staff recommendation to award $65,989,363 in Greenhouse Gas Reduction Funds to support the identified 19 agricultural easements and three planning grants in this report through Round 7 of the Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program.

Item 10 | Public Comment (see notes below)

Item 11 | Meeting Adjournment

Meeting Information

The California Strategic Growth Council (Council) is following directives from the Governor’s Executive Orders N-29-20 and N-33-20 as well as the California Department of Public Health’s recommendations regarding public gatherings. As a result, unless otherwise noted, all Council Meetings remote – held only held via two video options and a teleconference. There will be no physical public access location. The Council remains steadfast in its goals to promote transparency and public participation. To do so, the Council has arranged multiple electronic options to listen, view, and/or comment during the Council Meeting. Please note that technical issues may arise during the remote-only Council meetings; SGC staff will work to resolve these promptly.

Instructions for Providing Public Comments

Public comment is an important part of every Council meeting, and this remote meeting is no exception. If you plan to comment on an agenda item, or on a matter not on the meeting agenda, please follow the instructions below.

To make public comment you will need to connect (online or by phone) to the meeting using Zoom (see instructions above).

If you would like to make a public comment during the meeting, please complete this form for each item you wish to comment on. Please complete all fields in the form and submit it between 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. or at any time during the meeting.

If you are unable to access the form, please email or text/call 916-634-3359. When the public comment period opens for your item, the meeting chair will call on you in the order your comment was received by SGC Staff.

Important: In order to be able to unmute your microphone when the meeting chair calls on you, Staff will need to locate you within the Zoom webinar. To make that possible:

  • If you are joining Zoom online, please ensure your screen name matches the name on your comment card exactly by entering the correct name as you join the meeting. It will be additionally helpful if you use the “raise hand” function in Zoom when called upon.
  • If you are joining Zoom by phone, please ensure that the phone number you enter on your comment card matches the number you are calling from. It will be additionally helpful if you “raise your hand” when called upon by pressing *6 on your phone.

Timing of Comments:

Public comments will adhere to the length the meeting chair announces during the meeting. SGC staff will verbally alert each speaker when they have 30 seconds left and will ask speakers to end when their time is up.

Trouble-shooting technical problems on Zoom

Please use the Q&A Function and Staff will respond quickly. If you are participating by phone, please or text/call 916-634-3359.

General Information

All times indicated and the order of business is approximate and subject to change. Public comment is taken on each agenda item as well as at the end of the meeting. If you wish to speak, please fill out the provided comment card. Prior to making your comments, please state your name for the record and identify any group or organization you represent. Depending on the number of individuals wishing to address the council, the Chair may establish specific time limits on presentations.

The meeting agenda and accompanying action item materials will be posted on the Strategic Growth Council website 10 calendar days prior to the meeting. To receive future notices for the Council meetings please sign up for the SGC list serve. This meeting will be recorded and the recording will be posted on the Strategic Growth Council website 10 days following the meeting.

The meeting location(s) are accessible to people with disabilities. Any person who requires special assistance to participate in the meeting, or wishes to request this notice or other meeting materials in an alternative format, requires translation services, or needs any disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, which would enable that person to participate at the meeting must make that request at least 7 days prior to the meeting date by contacting: or (916) 327-0155.

For more information, please contact Lois Kim at the Strategic Growth Council, 1400 Tenth Street, Sacramento, California 95814, (916) 327-0155 or