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  1. Local Governments Driving Change in the Valley

  2. What are the steps between the BIG VISION and local implementation?

  3. Sustainable Communities Strategies BIG VISION! ON THE GROUND CHANGE

  4. Sustainable Communities Strategies General Plans Specific Plans Zoning Codes LOCAL PLANNING

  5. The San Joaquin Valley • 8 counties / 8 COGs • 62 cities • 16 cities with populations over 50,000 • 46 cities with populations under 50,000

  6. San Joaquin Valley Blueprint Plan adopted in 2009

  7. Corridor Reinvestment PlanCities of Modesto, Riverbank, and Oakdale

  8. Integrating Health in PlanningCity of Delano

  9. General PlanCity of Fresno

  10. Vs. Business As Usual

  11. Impact of Fresno General Plan scenarios on General Fund at existing and optimal service levels

  12. Potlucks and Community Meetings

  13. Popular Education Zoning Exercise • Easily accessible • Low-Tech, • Colors, not Words • All Language Groups can participate equally

  14. Challenges for Local Implementation • Lack of Planning Staff • Tools to Evaluate Performance of Growth Plans • Capacity of Local Policy Makers • Difficult to Make Innovative Projects Pencil • Outdated Community Engagement Practices

  15. New Partners & New Players Young Professionals Health Community Business Community New Breed of Builders

  16. How Funders Can Make a Difference • Sustain and grow networks of stakeholders to engage in local and regional planning efforts. • Support grassroots organizing. • Support efforts to improve local governments’ civic engagement practices to be more inclusive. • Provide assistance to local planning departments. • Support the use of technical tools that measure fiscal, environmental, health, and social benefits • Educate local policy makers.