VMT Mitigation Webinar – Tuesday October 30, 10-11am

Berkeley Law’s free event will feature the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research

Under Senate Bill 743 (Steinberg, 2013), California law now requires developers of new projects, like apartment buildings, offices, and roads, to analyze and mitigate the amount of additional driving miles the projects generate. To facilitate compliance with SB 743, some local and regional leaders are considering creating “banks” or “exchanges” to allow developers to fund off-site projects that reduce vehicle miles traveled (VMT), such as new bike lanes, transit, and busways.

CLEE’s new report, Implementing SB 743, provides a comprehensive review of key legal and policy considerations for local and regional agencies tasked with crafting these innovative VMT mitigation mechanisms, including:

  • Legal requirements under CEQA and Constitutional case law;
  • Criteria for mitigation project selection and prioritization;
  • Methods to verify VMT mitigation and “additionality”; and
  • Measures to ensure equitable distribution of projects.

The webinar will discuss the report findings and answer your questions about SB 743 and VMT mitigation strategies. Speakers include:

  • Chris Ganson, Governor’s Office of Planning & Research
  • Jeannie Lee, Governor’s Office of Planning & Research
  • Ethan Elkind, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment
  • Ted Lamm, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment

You can register for the webinar (hosted on Zoom) today, or access the webinar directly here on October 30.

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2 Replies to “VMT Mitigation Webinar – Tuesday October 30, 10-11am”

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Ted Lamm is a Senior Research Fellow at CLEE. Ted’s research focuses on California policies regarding climate change and greenhouse gas emissions, and the relationships…

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