Welcome to OPRThe 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.
AnnouncementsPG&E Opens $1 Million Grant Program to Support Local Climate Change Resilience Planning 03-10-2017
SANFRANCISCO, Calif.ó In 2016 alone, more than 5,700 wildfires burned across the state of California according to the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. And despite record rain this winter, climate change is expected to increase the number of large wildfires as well as the length of the wildfire season in California. To help Californian communities meet this challenge, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) launched its Better Together Resilient Communities grant program today.read more...
Survey:Overcoming Financial & Institutional Barriers to Local Adaptation 01-30-2017
Overcoming Financial and Organizational Barriers to Local Adaptation
Dear local government staff member,
As part of a research project being conducted for California's Fourth Climate Change Assessment, we are requesting your input through an online survey to better understand the financial barriers and challenges that California local governments face related to implementing climate change adaptation measures.
If you work in local government and perform activities related to researching, planning, financing, convening stakeholders for, and/or implementing adaptation activities, we hope that you can take 10 minutes out of your busy schedule to share about your valuable experience and insights through this survey.
Take the Survey!
Thank you in advance for taking this survey, or if you have already taken the survey. We would greatly appreciate any support you can provide in sharing this opportunity with your colleagues who work in local government.
This survey is being conducted by ICF, Local Government Commission, and Susanne Moser Research & Consulting.
The Governorís Office of Planning and Research, the California Building Standards Commission and the Government Operations Agency have updated the Solar Permitting Guidebook 01-13-2017
The Governorís Office of Planning and Research, the California Building Standards Commission and the Government Operations Agency have updated the Solar Permitting Guidebook in response to new legislative orders and updated building codes. The focus of the Winter 2017 Update includes highlighted changes to Appendices 3, 4 and 7 as well as relevant National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Tentative Interim Amendments (TIA). We hope these serve as useful resources as jurisdictions across California continue to expand solar energy.
Please contact Sam Diaz at Samuel.Diaz@opr.ca.gov with any questions regarding the Solar Permitting Guidebook or AB 2188 (Streamlined Solar Permitting Ordinance) or suggested modifications.
Please refer to the California Building Standards Commission website for more details on code changes.
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