Council Meeting Materials : June 28, 2022

June 28, 2022

1:00 p.m.

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 one of four ways – in-person in the CalEPA Headquarters, via Zoom (online or by phone), or by tuning in on YouTube or the CalEPA live video page.

Join the Council Meeting via Zoom Platform or by phone to make a remote public comment or if you are unable to view the meeting on Youtube or CalEPA’s site.

Additional tips provided at the bottom of the agenda.

Remote Viewing


Byron Sherr Auditorium | CalEPA Headquarters
2nd Floor 1001 I Street | Sacramento Ca, 95814

To enter the building, please 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 Byron Sher Auditorium on the second floor.


Item 3 | Approval of Meeting Minutes

Item 4 | Executive Director's Report

  • Staffing Updates
  • Program Update
  • Modeling & Annual Conference

Item 5 | Consent Calendar

  1. Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Awards Increase:

    Approve the staff recommendation to increase by 15% (or $97,500) the Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program award made in FY 18-19 (Round 5) to the Conservancy in order to accommodate its purchase of a conservation easement on the Dixon Ranch.

Item 6 | DISCUSSION: Affordable Housing & Sustainable Communities: Update on Round 7 Guidelines Revisions Process

  • Update on outreach and feedback to date, including responses to Policy Discussion Document
  • Response to January Council Motion regarding scoring and quantification methodologies and regional differences

Item 7 | The California Transportation Assessment (AB 285): Update on Stakeholder Engagement Process

  • Updates on the completed stakeholder engagement process and highlights of proposed actions suggested by stakeholders.

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 remote public comment you will need to connect (online or by phone) to the meeting using Zoom  (see instructions at the top of this agenda).

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 Note: 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 share a timer and 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 email or text/call (916) 634-3359.

General Guidelines for Participation in Council Meetings

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 at 10 calendar days prior to the meeting. To receive future notices for the Council meetings please sign up for the SGC list serve at This meeting will be recorded and the recording will be posted on the California 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) 291-4002.

For more information, please contact Lois Kim at the California Strategic Growth Council, 1400 Tenth Street, Sacramento, California 95814, (916) 291-4002 or