Association of Bay Area Governments

Representing City and County Governments of the San Francisco Bay Area



REgional Planning committee

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 1:00 PM

Lawrence D. Dahms Auditorium
Joseph P. Bort MetroCenter
101 8th Street
Oakland, California


The ABAG Regional Committee may act on any item on this agenda.

Agenda and attachments available at

For information, contact Wally Charles, ABAG Planning and Research, at (510) 464 7993.

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Call and Notice


[Annotated Agenda]


1.    Call to Order / Confirm Quorum

[Record time meeting called to order:  __________ ]

[Circulate attendance sign-in sheet to members.]

[Conduct roll call.]

   Present   Absent

Enter Member Name   o   o    

[Quorum:  Present / Not Present ]

[Time Quorum Achieved:  __________ ]

2.    Public Comment


[Call for public comments.]

3.    Approval of Summary Minutes of February 2, 2014


Attachment:  Summary Minutes February 2, 2014

[Call for motion to approve minutes.]

[Conduct roll call.]

   Aye   Nay   Abstain

Enter Member Name   o   o   o

[Motion:  Passed / Failed ]

4.    Announcements


A.   Committee Members

B.   Staff Members

5.    session Overview


Miriam Chion, ABAG Planning and Research Director




6.    Priority Conservation Area program update


Laura Thompson and Mark Shorett ABAG staff will introduce the new criteria for PCA Designations, the new application process, and the timeline update.

Attachment   PCA Overview


7.    Priority Conservation Area Designations


Bay Area open space leaders will present successful case studies related to each of the proposed Priority Conservation Area designations:

ˇ         Natural Resource Lands: Crystal Simons, Program Manager at Bay Area Open Space Council

ˇ         Agricultural Land: Jamison Watts, Executive Director at Marin Agricultural Land Trust

ˇ         Urban Greening: Lina Velasco, Senior Planner at City of Richmond

ˇ         Regional Recreation: Amy Hutzel, Program Manager at California Coastal Conservancy


8.     revisions TO PRIORITY Conservation Area Criteria


Laura Thompson and Mark Shorett ABAG staff will present new criteria for approval.

[Call for motion to __________.]

[Conduct roll call.]

   Aye   Nay   Abstain

Enter Member Name   o   o   o

[Motion:  Passed / Failed ]

9.    Adjournment

Next meeting: Wednesday, June 4, 2014


[Record time meeting adjourned:  __________.]

[Return (1) annotated agenda notes and (2) attendance sign-in sheet to Clerk of the Board.]






Miriam Chion
Planning and Research Director


March 26, 2014