Post-Election Threat Assessment & Strategy Workshopsymposium-logotag-line
February 18, 2017 at McGeorge School of Law


California has led the nation and in many ways the world in progressive environmental and social policy. However, the results of the recent election present numerous threats to California’s people, environment, economy and way of life.

PCL is currently consulting with experts around the state on issues of climate, equity, environmental justice, water, housing, land use and transportation to compile a “Threats and Opportunities Assessment” to inform our February 18th strategic convening in Sacramento. We will work together to pinpoint the threats our communities face, and develop action plans for neutralizing these threats while continuing to advance a positive and forward-looking agenda for the environment and for all Californians.

This event will be different from the annual symposium PCL has hosted for many, many years. PCL aims to bring together diverse advocates, business and government leaders, and academics in a work-session focused agenda to develop and commit to specific strategies to be used in coming months and years to protect and advance California’s progress in environmental sustainability and social equity.

PCL wants the strategies that emerge from this day to unify our efforts within and across issue areas — and we intend for the convening to be a fully collaborative process, where your participation, and the participation of all attendees, is central and necessary.



What: Planning and Conservation League’s 2017 Assembly
When: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Where: McGeorge School 3200 5th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95817 – Directions
Who: 250 – 300 leading local and state elected officials, agency representatives, nonprofit and community leaders, attorneys, planners, and business representatives
Share: Please share this event with your colleagues – 2017 Assembly Flyer
Lodging & Parking & Bus Route #51 Details: Logistics Page -or- Download the PDF

Speakers & Special Guests

Invited – Keynote Speaker
Congressman Xavier Becerra, 34th District
Newly Nominated California Attorney General

Sponsorship Opportunities

Download our 2017 Sponsorship Information Packet




Confirmed Panel Participants & Facilitators

Professional Facilitators
Tania Carlone
Jodie Monaghan
Stephanie Horii
Sue Woods
Sheara Cohen

Water Panel
Ron Stork, Friends of the River
Jennifer Clary, Clean Water Action
Laurel Firestone, Community Water Center
Doug Obegi, NRDC

Climate Panel
Diane Takavorian

Land Use Panel
Jeremy Madsen, Greenbelt Alliance
Veronica Garibay/Phoebe Seaton, Leadership Council for Justice and Accountability
Carey Knecht, ClimatePlan
Rico Mastrodonato, Trust for Public Land

Housing Panel
Justin Ewers, CA Forward/CA Economic Summit

Transportation/Air Quality Panel
Bill Magavern, Coalition for Clean Air
Jeanie Ward Waller, CalBike

Green Economy Panel
Jessie Feller Hahn, Meeting of the Minds
Professor Helen Dahlke, UC Davis

Energy Panel
Mel Levine, LADWP Board President

Coastal Panel
Bill Yeates
Miguel Luna

Legal Plenary Session
Adrian Martinez, Earthjustice
Rick Frank, UCD School of Law




Thank you to our Sponsors & Co-Hosts


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Gold Sponsor
Sage Sweetwood


Silver Sponsors
Chatten-Brown & Carstens, LLP
Shite, Mihaly & Weinberger, LLP


Bronze Sponsors
Keith G. Wagner APC
Law Offices of Graham Brownstein
Mogavero Architects
Phillys Faber
Ralph Perry
Rossman & Moore


Emerging Sponsor
California American Water


Please consider joining our sponsors to support the 2017 Environmental Assembly. To learn more download our Sponsorship Information Packet. Thank you!