Bay Area Planning Directors Association

Spring 2014 Meeting

“House” it Going? It’s Time for Some Good News

May 30, 2014
8:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m.

Nile Hall, Preservation Park
668 13th Street, Oakland

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Rising housing costs along with lack of funding makes it hard for cities and counties to provide necessary housing units in their municipalities. This BAPDA membership meeting brings together planners and housing professionals to talk about lessons learned, and share strategies and secrets used by other jurisdictions. Topics will include the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), housing element, shelters, and impact fees.

Presenters will include Eric Angstadt, Director of Planning, City of Berkeley; Ray Bramson, Homeless Encampment Project Manager, City of San Jose; Jay Lee, Staff Attorney, HomeBase; Lark Ferrell, Housing Manager, City of Napa; and Randy Tsuda, Community Development Director, City of Mountain View.

Draft Agenda

8:30am Registration / Continental Breakfast

9:00am Welcome and Opening Remarks

Laurel Prevetti · BAPDA Chair; Assistant Town Manager, Town of Los Gatos

9:15am The Best of Nexus

Moderator AnMarie Rodgers · Legislative Affairs Manager, City and County of San Francisco
Lark Ferrell · Housing Manager, City of Napa
Randy Tsuda · Community Development Director, City of Mountain View
  • Almost all affordable housing strategies require some level of local funding. Hear how development impact fees for affordable housing are working in different communities.

10:00am Break / Networking

10:30am Tools for Housing Element Implementation

Moderator Colette Meunier · Consultant
Eric Angstadt · Director of Planning, City of Berkeley
Sarah Bernstein Jones · Environmental Planning Director, City and County of San Francisco
Other Speaker(s) Being Confirmed
  • How can CEQA steamlining and zoning provisions help with affordable housing? Hear about what State law provides and what you can implement locally.

11:15am Shelter for All

Moderator Michele Rodriguez · Development Services Manager, City of San Pablo
Ray Bramson · Homeless Encampment Project Manager, City of San Jose
Amanda Stempson and Carolyn Wylie · Staff Attorneys, HomeBase
  • Extreme rent pressures in much of the Bay Area are displacing more people and putting them on the streets thus affecting more cities more acutely. Nonetheless, several jurisdictions have developed effective responses.

12:00pm Lunch / Networking

Fee: $45 (includes breakfast and lunch)
AICP CM: 3 Credits (Pending)

Registration Deadline: May 27, 2014 - Register Online

Questions? Contact Contact Wally Charles, or 510/464-7993