Free Planning Help for California Communities
July 28, 2016
The California Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) has launched a program to provide pro bono professional planning assistance to financially constrained municipalities and community groups throughout California and Baja California. Known as CPAT (Community Planning Assistance Team), the program pairs expert planning professionals from throughout the State with residents and other stakeholders from communities with limited resources to solve specific local planning problems.
It is an intensive one to three-day effort. The volunteers receive no compensation, but the community is expected to cover direct costs for transportation, meals and overnight accommodations (if required).
If you believe that your municipality has such a need, or if you know of a municipality or community group that requires such support, please check out the new program at the APA California website: www.apacalifornia.org/. There you can learn more about the program and download an application form. APA California is anxious to empower communities with limited resources to solve pressing planning problems and to gain the confidence necessary to develop and achieve a positive vision for their future.
If you have questions or require additional information, please contact Robert Paternoster, FAICP, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (562) 400-3825.