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


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California has led the nation and in many ways the world in progressive environmental and social policy. However, the results of the November 2016 election presented numerous threats to California’s people, environment, economy and way of life.

PCL consulted 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. At the Assembly PCL and almost 200 advocates, activists, academics, and leaders from over 150 organizations and progressive business worked 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 was different from the annual symposium PCL has hosted for many, many years. In 2017 PCL aimed 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, working with a diverse set of new and existing partners, will use strategies that emerged from the day to unify our efforts within and across issue areas.


What: Planning and Conservation League’s 2017 Assembly
When: Saturday, February 18, 2017 8:00 am to 4:00 pm with reception
Where: McGeorge School 3227 5th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95817
Who: 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

Schedule of the Assembly



Tania Carlone
Jodie Monaghan
Sue Woods
Sheara Cohen
Lisa Beutler

Ron Stork, Friends of the River
Jennifer Clary, Clean Water Action
Laurel Firestone, Community Water Center
Doug Obegi, Natural Resources Defense Council
Caleen Sisk, Winnemum Wintu Tribe

Land Use
Carey Knecht, ClimatePlan
Rico Mastrodonato, Trust for Public Land
Jeremy Madsen, Greenbelt Alliance
Virginia Jameson, American Farmland Trust

Transportation/Air Quality
Bill Magavern, Coalition for Clean Air
Jeanie Ward Waller, California Bicycle Coalition
Genevieve Gale, Central Valley Air Quality Coalition
Erica Rincon Whitcomb, PolicyLink
Ellen Greenberg, Caltrans, Deputy Director of Sustanability

Ashley Werner, Leadership Council for Justice and Accountability
Justin Ewers, CA Forward/CA Economic Summit
Tyrone Buckley, Housing California
Linda Wheaton, HCD Assistant Dir of Govt. Affairs

Green Economy
Jessie Feller Hahn, Meeting of the Minds
Tommy Hayes, Lyft
Professor Helen Dahlke, University of California Davis
Michelle Romero, Deputy Director Green For All
Noel Perry, Founder Next Ten

Professor Karrigan Bork, McGeorge School of Law
Sally Magnani, Sr. Asst. Attorney General, Environmental Section
Adrian Martinez, Earthjustice
Richard Frank, University of California Davis School of Law
Richard Marcantonio, PublicAdvocates

Mary Shallenberger, California Coastal Commission
Miguel A. Luna, UrbanSemillas
Serge Dedina, Wildcoast

Diane Takvorian, Environmental Health Coalition
Larry Greene, Sacramento Air Quality Control District
Bonnie Holmes-Gen, American Lung Association California

Mel Levine, Los Angeles Dept. of Water & Power Board President
Richard Swanson, Founder SunPower
Joseph Oldham, CalStart

Carey Knecht, ClimatePlan
Gina Da Silva, California Immigrant Policy Center
Michelle Pariset, Public Advocates


Thank you to our Sponsors & Co-Hosts







Gold Sponsor
Sage Sweetwood


Silver Sponsors
Camp Lotus/Bill & Robin Center
Chatten-Brown & Carstens, LLP
David Hirsch
East Bay Municipal Utility District
Phyllis Faber
Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger, LLP

Bronze Sponsors
Environment Now
Keith G. Wagner APC
Kevin Johnson
Law Offices of Graham Brownstein
Law Offices of Stuart M. Flashman
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Mogavero Architects
Ralph Perry
Remy, Moose & Manley, LLP
Rossmann & Moore, LLP


Emerging Sponsor
California American Water
Marin Conservation League
Public Advocates


Contributing Sponsors
Friends, Artists, and Neighbors of Elkhorn Slough
Dr. Monica Hunter
Harold Thomas
Holland & Knight
John Van de Kamp
Valley Land Alliance


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