Hayward City Council SB 743 Presentation

These presentation slides capture the talking points of the Hayward City Council meeting on implementing Senate Bill No. 743 (SB 743), Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) and general plan amendments. It includes greenhouse gas reduction goals and the shift from Levels of Service (LOS) to VMT as a metric for transportation planning.

Download the Hayward City Council presentation slide deck (PPT).

Topics include:

  • Location-based exemptions
  • Thresholds
  • Project-based exemptions
  • Transportation Demand Management (TMD)
  • Greenhouse gas emission reduction goals
  • Planning/environmental review
  • Recommendations

The City of Hayward received a Priority Development Area (PDA) Technical Assistance grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and ABAG to remove LOS and instead use VMT to evaluate transportation impacts, as required under the directive of  SB 743 and recently updated California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) guidelines.  

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