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Why has anti-smart growth sentiment bypassed Stockton?

When I moved back to work in Stockton earlier this year, I expected some resistance to the smart growth policies I advocated for. In most other California cities, there has been some serious push back against sensible planning and walkability. So, I came back to Stockton fully prepared to defend these ideas at planning meetings […]

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SJCOG approves “ambitious” transportation plan to reduce pollution and curb sprawl

On Thursday, the board charged with setting priorities for San Joaquin County’s transportation system took a modest step toward a more sustainable future by adopting a regional transportation plan that includes the county’s first Sustainable Community Strategy.

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Public health groups enter urban planning fray

At last Thursday’s San Joaquin Council of Government’s Meeting, a few new faces graced the speaker’s podium to comment on the region’s draft Sustainable Community Strategy. Unlike the usual meeting attendees, these speakers were not planners. They were Bill Mitchell, the Public Heath Director of San Joaquin County and Will Barrett, policy manager for the […]

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Stockton region moves closer to smart growth plan

Over the past six months, the San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG) has been assessing various growth scenarios and collaborating with community stakeholders to develop a transportation plan that will greatly affect Stockton-area development patterns for years to come. As a result of this extensive information gathering process, SJCOG has determined that the community prefers […]

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How SJCOG will transform growth and development in Stockton

Over the past year, I have written at length about how Stockton should grow in the future and how smart growth policies can bring stability and vitality to our region. All the while, there has been a plan in the works that will greatly affect what our cities will look like for decades to come. […]

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Wednesday notes: Help shape San Joaquin’s future, the Hyperloop hype, and SCL on Podcast Stockton

Today’s installment of News and Notes discusses the San Joaquin Council of Government’s (SJCOG) Sustainable Communities Strategy, the Hyperloop, and SCL’s appearance on Podcast Stockton! Help decide how the Central Valley should grow

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Weber Avenue Beautification Project to be completed

Last week, The Record reported that the city has secured funds to complete a streetscape project along Downtown’s Weber Avenue. As you’ve probably noticed, East Weber Avenue is currently only enhanced up to Stanislaus street. After this block, the pedestrian experience becomes rather uninviting. However, newly procured Transportation Enhancement grant money will allow the city […]

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