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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.


Updating California's Sea-Level Rise Guidance - Invitation to Online Listening Sessions in April  03-30-2017

On behalf of the California Ocean Protection Council and the California Ocean Science Trust, we invite you to actively participate in the State's process to update the State of California Sea-Level Rise Guidance Document, initially adopted in 2010, updated in 2013, and currently in the process of being updated again. read more...

PG&E Opens $1 Million Grant Program to Support Local Climate Change Resilience Planning  03-10-2017

SANFRANCISCO, Calif. 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.


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.