Link to videos of symposium panels below:
Welcome and Keynote Presentation: Quentin Kopp
Panel One: SB 375 - Is it working?
Lunchtime Keynote: Mike McKeever
Panel Two: CEQA -Helping or Hurting California's Transportation Infrastructure?
Panel Three: The Future of Public Transportation Policy in California
SB 375: Is It Working?
This panel will focus on the goals and current legal issues relating to SB 375, the landmark California legislation that integrates the state's land use, transportation and greenhouse gas emissions policies. The panel will discuss how SB 375 can achieve targeted GHG emission reduction targets; create incentives to reward local governments for sustainable land use and transportation decisions; and how best to measure and forecast compliance with SB 375.
Panelists: Ethan Elkind, Climate Change research Fellow, UC Berkeley School of Law; Amanda Eaken, Deputy Director of Sustainable Communities, Energy & Transportation Program, Natural Resources Defense Council; Dan Sperling, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis
Moderator: Corey Brown, Attorney, Resources Law Group
CEQA: Helping or Hurting California's Transportation Infrastructure?
This panel will concentrate on whether the California Environmental Quality Act in its current form allows or impedes the state's plans to build the public transportation infrastructure California needs for the 21st century. Speakers will analyze this topic through the lens of several timely case studies--including High Speed Rail, BART expansion, and LA Metro’s difficulties in development. The panel will also feature a speaker to discuss rural population’s lack of access to public transportation.
Panelists: Camille Pannu, Equal Justice Works Fellow and Staff Attorney at the Sustainable Economies Law Center; Stuart Flashman, Environmental and Land Use Attorney; Dolores Roybal, Project Manager for the Regional Connector Project in Los Angeles
Moderator: James Andrew, Deputy Attorney General at the Office of the California Attorney General
The Future of Public Transportation Policy in California
The symposium's concluding panel will focus on current and future policy-oriented goals for public transportation in California, and what issues we can expect to emerge in the future. This panel will feature a lively discussion of California's current statewide policies governing public transportation, and how well or poorly they are likely to address futurre transportation challenges. Panelists will offer their insights as to how both attorneys and policymakers can best contribute to this ongoing debate.
Panelists: Christopher Calfee, Senior Council at the Governor's Office of Planning and Research; Fiona Ma, CA Assemblymember; Ronald Beals, Legal Chief Counsel, Caltrans
Moderator: Miles Hogan, Environmental Law Fellow, California Environmental Law and Policy Center, UC Davis School of Law