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SB 375 - sustainable community strategies

SB 375Senate Bill (SB) 375 was introduced by Senator Darrell Steinberg and became law effective January 1, 2009. It prompts regional collaboration to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks and ultimately ties land use planning to transportation and housing. The bill requires that regional planning agencies create a plan to meet emission reduction targets. This incentives-based bill also allows for new California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) exemptions and streamlining for projects that conform to the new regional plan.

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) adopted its regional plan, called a Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) covering the six counties in SCAG region. Orange County opted to write its own SCS first (which was incorporated into SCAG's master document in 2012), and then in 2015 Orange County opted to be included under SCAG's plan for 2016.

Learn more about the SB 375 and the Sustainable Communities Strategy documents:

SB 375
Read the language of Steinberg's Senate Bill 375.

SB 375 Factsheet
SCAG created a one page factsheet on SB 375 for the public.

Orange County SCS
The Orange County Council of Governments and the Orange County Transportation Authority have adopted the Orange County Sustainable Communities Strategy.

Southern California Association of Governments
As part of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), the Southern California Association of Governments incorporated a Sustainable Community Strategy (SCS) for its 2012 RTP and 2016 RTP.

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