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On April 2, 2010, the region came together to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Sacramento Council of Governments innovative Blueprint Project. The event included a look back at the development of the Sacramento Region Blueprint, highlights of implementation activities in all 28 local governments in the six-county region, and a look forward to the next big initiatives in a region renowned for regional collaboration. From general plans to new mixed-use and transit-oriented development, participants learned how the unique regional visioning project is bringing smart growth principles and performance-based planning to growth projected in the Sacramento region until 2050.

Blueprint implementation activities also include the current Metropolitan Transportation Plan for 2035 and the Rural Urban Connections Strategy (RUCS).

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Friday, April 2, 2010
Sacramento State Union Ballroom

  1. Welcome
    • SACOG Board Chair Leslie McBride, Yuba City
    • Sacramento State Provost Dr. Joseph Sheley
    • SACOG Director Christopher Cabaldon, West Sacramento
  2. Blueprint Retrospective — Video
  3. Blueprint Successes and Challenges — Video
    • Mike McKeever
      SACOG Executive Director
  4. Local Blueprint Implementation Highlights — Video
    • For information on projects contact Greg Chew.
  5. Speaker: Stephen Levy — Video
    Director, Center for Continuing Study for the California Economy
  6. Speaker: John Fregonese — Video
    Principal, Fregonese Associates
  7. Speaker: Dr. Manuel Pastor — Video
    Director, Program for Environmental and Regional Equity
    University of Southern California
  8. Blueprint Implementation Next Steps
  9. Recorded Video Messages from Community Leaders and State Senate/Congress

Audience polling occurred throughout the program