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California’s Strategic Growth Council

California’s Strategic Growth Council (SGC) brings together agencies and departments within Business, Consumer Services and Housing, Transportation, Natural Resources, Health and Human Services, Food and Agriculture, and Environmental Protection, with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research to coordinate activities that support sustainable communities emphasizing strong economies, social equity and environmental stewardship. For more information about the SGC, please visit the About page.


Final Day for Affordable Housing Sustainable Communities comment will be October 31, 2014.
October 30. 2014

A video of the workshop held in Sacramento on October 28,2014 is now available. If you would like to provide comment on the Draft Guidelines please click here. The comment form will be removed after October 31, 2014.

We thank you for your feedback.

AHSC Workshop - Live Webcast today 1:30pm-4:30pm
October 28, 2014

Please click here to enter the live Webcast.

Workshop materials posted below.



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Comments can be made by clicking here by October 31, 2014.

The California Strategic Growth Council announces availability of draft guidelines for Sustainable Communities Implementation Program
September 23, 2014

The Strategic Growth Council (SGC) has posted Preliminary Draft Guidelines for the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program and the Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program.

The draft guidelines for the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program can be found HERE.

The draft guidelines for the Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program can be found HERE.

Atlantic Author James Fallows Writes on California High Speed Rail
September 17, 2014

The Atlantic magazine national correspondent James Fallows is writing a series of blogs on the California High Speed Rail project. He has written 11 to date. They are here No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, No. 4, No. 5, No. 6, No. 7, No. 8, No. 9, No. 10, No. 11.

In this series Fallows frequently refers to the HSR Story Map coordinated by the Strategic Growth Council. You can read more about the Story map here. In preparation for this series, Fallows interviewed California High Speed Rail Commission Chair, Dan Richard, High Speed Rail Authority Director Jeff Morales, SGC Executive Director Mike McCoy and a number of other California interests. In addition he has published responses from many readers making this an interesting ongoing dialog which he plans to add to from time to time.

Next Council Meeting

December 17, 2014
9am - 12pm 1001 I Street, Sacramento Cal/EPA - Byron Sher Auditorium

*Meeting materials will be posted 10 days prior to the meeting.

The Strategic Growth Council (SGC) - Council Member Agencies and Departments
Office of Planning & Research | California Health and Human Services |California Natural Resources Agency | California State Transportation Agency
Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency |California Environmental Protection Agency | California Department of Food and Agriculture