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First Annual ABAG Growing Smarter Together
AWARDS PROGRAM

2007 Growing Smarter Together Awards Presented

The First Annual Growing Smarter Together Awards were presented in a special ceremony during the April 2007 General Assembly to the City of San Mateo, the City of Pleasant Hill, the Town of Windsor, and the County of Napa. The awards recognized the four local governments’ innovative approaches and significant achievements in implementing the Bay Area Vision and smart growth principles ABAG President and San Jose Vice Mayor Dave Cortese joined the Co-Chairs of the Growing Smarter Together Awards ABAG Vice President and San Mateo County Supervisor Rose Jacobs Gibson and former Santa Rosa Councilmember Steve Rabinowitsh presenting the awards and said, “These excellent programs, projects, policies, and plans are outstanding efforts that can be emulated by cities, towns, and counties throughout the Bay Area.”

The City of San Mateo received the Start It Up Award for the Rail Corridor Transit Oriented Development Plan, a policy document developed over five years of intensive public review that has already helped expedite and improve development infrastructure and community connection.

The City of Pleasant Hill was awarded the On the Ground - Getting It Done Award for the Villa Montanaro Apartments/Transit Oriented Development Project (TOD), an infill development project that transformed an under-utilized and deteriorated site into a well designed housing development near BART.

The County of Napa was presented the Preserving and Protecting the Environment Award for the Napa County Baseline Data Report, a pioneering approach to environmental and resource management and tool for integrating environmental benefits into an overall development plan or project.

The Town of Windsor received the Public-Private Partnership Award for the Town Green Village Project that demonstrated outstanding collaboration with business and community to revitalize their downtown with a walkable, mixed-use housing and business development.

The award winners were showcased in a special video premiered at the General Assembly that was produced by Comcast. PG&E and Comcast were corporate sponsors of the conference and underwrote the awards program. Please contact us for viewing.

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