The Sierra Fund once again sponsored the Planning & Conservation League (PCL) annual Symposium, which was held this year on the UC Davis Campus at the King Hall School of Law. Elizabeth “Izzy” Martin, The Sierra Fund’s CEO, attended the Symposium along with more than 200 participants.
This year’s event, entitled CEQA, Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow?, started with a thought-provoking plenary panel headlined by State Senators Michael Rubio and Noreen Evans as well as speakers from the infill and environmental justice community.
The day-long event included 10 additional sessions focused on exploring where the California Environmental Quality Act is helping to ensure sustainable land-use, transportation, water and energy planning, while exploring where the law may be improved.
Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg gave the luncheon keynote address, discussing his perspective on the future of CEQA, while Senator Evans and the Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment received awards for their work to defend and enforce CEQA. (Senator Steinberg, decked out in his San Francisco 49’ers jacket, left the event for another important activity – attending the 49’ers successful playoff game against the Green Bay Packers.)
All presentations will be available on PCL’s website by January 25.