Welcome to OPR

The Office of Planning and Research (OPR), created by statute in 1970, is part of the Office of the Governor. OPR serves the Governor and his Cabinet as staff for long-range planning and research, and constitutes the comprehensive state planning agency.


AEP/APA Educational Event on Military Land Use Compatibility and the Pending General Plan Guidelines Update  04-22-2014
You are cordially invited to a workshop co-hosted by the Association of Environmental Professionals, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter and the California American Planning Association Chapter on Military Land Use Compatibility Planning, and the General Plan Guidelines Update. Come learn about the upcoming General Plan Guidelines Update, and how Military Land Use Compatibility Planning is relevant to all local governments in California and their planning processes. *AICP Credit Pending* read more...

Comments on OPR CEQA Update Documents are Posted  04-01-2014
OPR released two documents for public comment on December 30, 2013: (1) A Preliminary Evaluation of Alternative Methods of Transportation Analysis and (2) Possible Topics to be Addressed in the 2014 CEQA Guidelines Update. Comments OPR received on both of those documents can be viewed in the following indexes Public Comments on CEQA Guidelines Update Index and Public Comments on SB743 Index. To receive notice of future Guidelines related activity, sign up for the listserv here.

OPR Announces Public Workshops for the Environmental Goals and Policy Report  03-05-2014
Through these workshops, OPR is striving to receive input from all regions of the state. The goals of this public workshop are to receive input on the overarching goals, key actions, and metrics to track progress. For details on dates and locations, click here.

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