Council Meeting Materials : April 28, 2022

April 28, 2022

1:00 p.m.

Coastal Hearing Room | CalEPA Headquarters
2nd Floor 1001 I Street | Sacramento Ca, 95814

UC Merced | Administration Building, Room 300A
5200 N. Lake Road | Merced, CA 95343

SGC is hosting a hybrid meeting, there will be in-person and remote options to attend. We are committed to ensuring access for all who wish to participate. You may connect to the meeting in-person in the CalEPA Headquarters or UC Merced Administration Building, via Zoom (online or by phone), or by tuning in on YouTube or the CalEPA live video page.

Joining Council Meeting via Zoom platform or by phone

Use this option if you plan to make a public comment* or if you are unable to view the meeting on YouTube (see below).

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To Enter the CalEPA Building

Pease check-in at the Security Podium and the sign-in desk on the first floor to receive guest badges. Then follow the signs to the Coastal Hearing Room on the second floor.

Additional tips provided at the bottom of the agenda.


Item 3 | Approval of Meeting Minutes

Item 4 | Executive Director's Report

  • Staffing Updates
  • Program Update
  • Legislative Update

Item 5 | Consent Calendar

  1. Transformative Climate Communities Round 4 Guidelines Amendment

    Amend sections of the Fiscal Year 2021–22 Final Transformative Climate Communities Round 4 Program Guidelines to provide further clarification and guidance on program requirements. 

  2. Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Round 8 Guidelines Approval

    Adopt the Fiscal Year 2021–22 Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Round 8 Program Guidelines.

Item 6 | Action: Regional Climate Collaboratives Round 1 Guidelines Approval

Approve the Fiscal Year 2022-23 Regional Climate Collaboratives Round 1 Program Guidelines.

Item 7 | Discussion: Racial Equity Updates

Item 8 | Public Comment (see notes below)

Item 9 | Meeting Adjournment

Meeting Information

The California Strategic Growth Council (Council) will host a hybrid meeting, with in-person and remote participation options. Both options will have opportunities for public comment. The Council remains steadfast in its goals to promote transparency and public participation. To do so, the Council has arranged multiple options to listen, view, and/or comment during the Council Meeting. Please note there may be some technical issues during the hybrid Council meetings.

Instructions for Providing Public Comments

Public comment is an important part of every Council meeting, and this hybrid 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.  
  • To make in-person public comment, please fill out the physical comment card provided during the meeting. Prior to making your comments, please state your name for the record and identify any group or organization you represent. 

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