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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.


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.

Spring 2016 OPR Internship Announcement  01-14-2016
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The Governorís Office of Planning and Research (OPR) is looking for interns for the spring 2016 term. The interns will work closely with OPR & SGC staff on a variety of projects related to land use and the environment. Interns will have a hands-on opportunity to learn more about state government and policy development. The interns will gain skills and experience in policy research, local government outreach, interagency coordination, land use planning, and more.

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