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Member Meetings – Upcoming Events:

On February 4, 2020 we will be co-sponsoring a forum titled “PLANNING FOR CLIMATE RESILIENCE: WILDFIRES AND FLOODING” in partnership with St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church Peace and Justice Ministry in Poway. We will have two featured speakers:

  • Dr. James Randerson, Professor of Earth Systems Science at UC Irvine, will provide an overview of his research into the effects of climate change on wildfire risks in California.
  • Robert Leiter, FAICP, who has been involved in local and regional urban planning in the San Diego region for more than 30 years, will present highlights of a recent report published by the American Planning Association (Regional Water Planning for Climate Resilience) which he co-authored. This report highlights the potential impacts of climate change on the San Diego region, including increased risks from wildfires and flooding.

The speakers will also discuss ways in which regional and local governments in the San Diego region can proactively deal with these impacts. Pursuant to California Senate Bill 379, local governments are now required to update the “Safety Elements” of their General Plans, to address the projected impacts from climate change on natural hazards such as wildfires and flooding. The law provides an overall methodology for preparing these plans, and defines the roles of local, regional, and state agencies in this process.

Date and Time: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Location: St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 16725 Pomerado Road, Poway 92064.

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