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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.


The DRAFT California Jurisdictions Addressing Climate Change summary document now available for public review  02-11-2016
The Governorís Office of Planning and Research (OPR) has prepared a DRAFT list of plans and initiatives adopted by California Jurisdictions (PDF) and (Microsoft Excel) to address climate change. This information is from OPR's 2012 and 2013 Annual Planning Survey and augmented with personal interviews. We acknowledge there are likely significant gaps in this document and encourage corrections sent in the body of an email. Please email info@opr.ca.gov if you have suggested changes to this list. Any comments received by Tuesday, February 23, 2016 will be incorporated into the 2016 version of this list.

SB 103 Higher Education Eligibility Study INVITATION TO BID  02-05-2016
The Governorís Office of Planning and Research releases an Invitation to Bid for the SB 103 Higher Education Eligibility Study. Bids must be submitted to OPR by March 4, 2016. See attached Invitation to Bid for more information.

OPR Invites Input on Revised Proposal to Update the CEQA Guidelines Regarding the Analysis of Transportation Impacts  01-20-2016
The Governorís Office of Planning and Research (OPR) is pleased to invite your input on a revised proposal to update the CEQA Guidelines regarding the analysis of transportation impacts. Senate Bill 743 (Steinberg, 2013) required that OPR develop an initial draft of such changes by the Summer of 2014. This revised proposal reflects input that OPR received on that preliminary discussion draft. The revised proposal contains: (1) an explanation of the changes and how they respond to public input, (2) a revised proposed new CEQA Guidelines Section 15064.3, (3) a draft technical advisory containing recommendations related to methodology, thresholds of significance, safety, and mitigation, and (4) case studies illustrating how the proposed analysis would apply to sample projects. A copy of the revised proposal is available here: https://www.opr.ca.gov/docs/Revised_VMT_CEQA_Guidelines_Proposal_January_20_2016.pdf. We look forward to your input. Please submit all written comments by 5:00pm on February 29, 2016, to CEQA.Guidelines@resources.ca.gov.

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