This agenda is subject to change.
DAY 1: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2019
Location: The Citizen Hotel, Metro Terrace Room, 926 J St., Sacramento
7:30 Breakfast and Registration
8:30 Gather for Site Visits
9:00 Depart for Site Visits
Option 1: Explore innovation in linking affordable housing to transit, plus creating integrated strategies around gentrification and displacement. This includes a visit with leaders from the Sacramento Building Healthy Communities project.
Option 2: Explore water, parks, and land use policy in action at the regional level, including looking at the wildland-urban interface, a landfill being converted into a massive urban park, and a multi-use water storage project.
12:15 Tours End; Break
12:30 Lunch and Informal Networking (Late Registration)
1:00 Summit Welcome
1:30 Opening Keynote
Mary Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board
California’s Current Challenges: Climate, Housing, Wildfire, and Water
Experts will discuss some of the major issues facing the state and the new governor, with perspectives from the local, regional, and state levels.
Anya Lawler, Western Center on Law and Poverty
Joaquin Esquivel, State Water Resources Control Board
Daniel Sperling, UC Davis, Institute for Transportation Studies
Margaret Van Vliet, Sonoma County Community Development Commission
Moderator: James Corless, Sacramento Area Council of Governments
4:00 Networking and Walking Break
Where is California’s New Administration Headed?
A member of Governor Newsom’s staff will talk about the Governor’s priorities on climate, housing, transportation, and water.
5:30 Happy Hour at Scandal Lounge: Celebrating 10 Years of Smart Growth California!
7:00 Dinner at Cafeteria 15L
DAY 2: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2019
Location: Sierra Health Foundation, 1321 Garden Hwy, Sacramento
Chet P. Hewitt, CEO of the Sierra Health Foundation, will speak.
Where is California’s Legislature Headed?
Elected and agency officials will discuss implement existing – and passing additional – legislation in support of more equitable and sustainable communities.
Anthony Rendon, California State Assembly Speaker
Assembly Member Rendon will share his perspectives on the state’s role in supporting more equitable and sustainable communities.
10:30 Networking and Walking Break
11:00 Breakout Sessions
Funders will choose from four topic areas to discuss strategies and actions. Topic experts will be on hand during discussions.
- Climate: How can key legislation (including AB 32, SB 375, SB 150 and AB 617) yield transformative wins for air quality, affordable housing near transit, and sustainable transportation? Topic expert: Katie Valenzuela, Joint Legislative Committee on Climate Change
- Water: How can key legislation (including the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act and provisions of Prop 68) effectively bring safe drinking water to low-income communities and better integrate water and land use. Topic expert: Dennis O’Connor from the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee
- Housing: How can key legislation (including SB 35 and AB 1505), new funding sources (Props 1 and 2; the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities programs), and the Governor’s housing goal together spur a massive and strategic surge of affordable housing production? Topic expert: Lisa Engel, Chief Consultant to the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee
- Parks, Watersheds, and Natural Areas: How can we ensure Proposition 68 – and the billions of dollars it will invest in California communities – is equitably implemented, especially related to urban parks? Topic expert: Bill Craven, Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee
12:30 Networking Lunch
Connecting Across Issue Areas
Funders from different breakout groups are encouraged to share insights and explore opportunities to integrate issues.
1:10 Lunchtime Keynote
Dr. Manuel Pastor, Author and Director of the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity
2:00 Closing Conversations
Where Do We Go from Here?
Small and large group conversations, facilitated by experts and funders, will yield next steps for philanthropy.
2:45 Dessert Reception and Book Signing with Dr. Manuel Pastor
Speakers will be on hand for continued conversation over drinks and dessert.