Tuesday, January 30, 2024 from 8:30 AM to 12:10 PM PST
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Cal State East Bay Oakland Center 
1000 Broadway, Suite 109
Oakland, CA 94607

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Cameron Carr 
Bay Planning Coalition 

Join BPC on Tuesday, January 30th, for our annual CEQA Update briefing! This event will be held in person in Downtown Oakland, and will feature a review of CEQA cases, signed legislation, climate policies related to environmental protections & emission, and ex parte communications with regulatory agencies.

Event Overview:

8:30 AM        Opening Remarks
8:35 AM        CEQA Case Developments - Year in Review
                          Segment Focus: exemptions, EIR, and preemption cases
                        Confirmed Speakers:
                        -  Arielle Harris, Cox Castle & Nicholson LLP
                        -  Amy Higuera, Downey Brand LLP
                        -  Todd Williams, Fennemore Wendel

9:45 AM        State Legislative Updates - Review of 2022-23 Session
                          Segment Focus: CEQA and Environmental Bills
                        Confirmed Speakers:
                        -  Scott Birkey, Cox Castle & Nicholson LLP
                        -  Todd Williams, Fennemore Wendel

10:15 AM      Panel Discussion - Climate, Energy & Air Quality
                          BAAQMD CEQA Guidelines and Development Limitations
                        Confirmed Speakers:
                        -  Jim Dorrance, Ava Community Energy
Linda Klein, Cox Castle & Nicholson LLP
                        -  Taylor Vencill, Ramboll

11:05 AM      Ethics Discussion: Ex Parte Rules with State Agencies
                        Confirmed Speakers:
                        -  Stanley Lamport, Cox Castle & Nicholson LLP
12:10 PM     Closing Remarks


Two general hours and one ethics hour MCLE Credit will be available pending approval.

We are in the process of finalizing the event agenda and look forward to sharing additional information shortly. Given this will be an in-person-only event, we encourage you to register today!

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