Bay Area Planning Directors Association

Spring 2015 Meeting

Priority Development Areas: Next Steps and Opportunities

May 29, 2015
8:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m.

Nile Hall, Preservation Park
668 13th Street, Oakland

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Co Sponsor: APA California - Northern Section


Fee: $45 (includes breakfast and lunch)

AICP CM: 3 Credits Pending

Questions? Contact Wally Charles, wallyc@abag.ca.gov or (510) 464-7993

The Priority Development Areas (PDAs) are locally nominated and designated community visions. The PDAs focus housing and job growth to places with supportive transit infrastructure, and are a key component of the region’s Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) called Plan Bay Area.

Listen to the success stories and the lesson learned from four Bay Area jurisdictions in the initial round of PDAs. The planning directors/community development directors will share their accomplishments as well as their challenges when adopting the PDAs and making those PDAs into a good places our communities.

With the next SCS — Plan Bay Area 2040 — in the works, find out what is coming up for the PDAs from Ezra Rapport, Executive Director, Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), and Mike McCoy, Executive Director, Strategic Growth Council.


Draft Agenda

8:30 am

Registration / Continental Breakfast

9:00 am

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

9:15 am

PDA Success Stories and Lessons Learned
Moderator: Laurel Prevetti · BAPDA Chair; Assistant Town Manager, Town of Los Gatos
Brent Butler, AICP · Planning and Housing Manager, City of East Palo Alto
Rachel Flynn · Director of the Planning and Building Department, City of Oakland
Tom Liao · Deputy Community Development Director, City of San Leandro
Al Savay, AICP · Community and Economic Development Director, City of San Carlos

10:30 am

Break/Networking

10:45 am

What’s Next for PDAs?
Moderator: Brent Cooper, AICP · Community Development Director, City of American Canyon
Ezra Rapport · Executive Director, Association of Bay Area Governments
Mike McCoy · Executive Director, Strategic Growth Council

11:45 am

Closing Remarks
Miriam Chion · Planning and Research Director, Association of Bay Area Governments

12:00 pm

Lunch/Networking