About the Strategic Growth Council

Our Vision

Healthy, thriving, and resilient communities for all

Our Mission

The mission of the Council is to coordinate and work collaboratively with public agencies, communities, and stakeholders to achieve sustainability, equity, economic prosperity, and quality of life for all Californians

The Council

Meet the ten distinguished members that make up our Council

Our Staff

Meet our talented staff

Our Objectives

In September 2008, SB 732 was signed into law, establishing the Strategic Growth Council. The Council is a cabinet level committee that is tasked with coordinating the activities of state agencies to:

  • Improve air and water quality
  • Protect natural resources and agriculture lands
  • Increase the availability of affordable housing
  • Promote public health and equity
  • Improve transportation
  • Encourage greater infill and compact development
  • Strengthen the economy
  • Promote water conservation
  • Revitalize community and urban centers
  • Assist state and local entities in the planning of sustainable communities and meeting AB 32 goals
  • Advance the priorities developed in Safeguarding California, the State’s climate adaptation strategy

Our Commitment to Racial Equity

In April, 2019, the Council adopted a Racial Equity Action Plan, developed through SGC’s participation in the Government Alliance on Race and Equity Capitol Cohort (now CCORE). In August 2020, the Council adopted a Racial Equity Resolution. Explore the links below to learn more.