Legislative Update with AEP Lobbyist Allan Lind

  • Thursday, July 07, 2011
  • 12:00 PM
  • The Old Spaghetti Factory, 1610 E Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA


  • If you join AEP at the event, the event is free.

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Allan Lind, AEP's Lobbyist, will update us on current legislative events during this lunch time event.  Join us at the Old Spaghetti Factory on Thursday, July 7, 2011 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm.


Topic will include: (1) the budget negotiations, (2) new and pending CEQA legislation, and (3) the ECAT process.



To address the recent increase in concerns raised by the Legislature and others about the time, expense, and effectiveness of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process, the American Planning Association – California Chapter (APACA) and Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) are assembling a practitioner team to offer recommendations for statutory and regulatory enhancements to CEQA. The group is tentatively called the Enhanced CEQA Action Team (ECAT). The mission of the ECAT Team, with its core group of 25 highly experienced consultants, local government planners, and attorneys, is to recommend legislative and regulatory changes to enhance CEQA's efficiency and effectiveness in achieving its original purposes.


AICP credits pending.


Lunch will be included.  Lunch choices are:

  • Meatloaf Italian Style
  • Baked Lasagna
  • Spinach & Cheese Ravioli
  • Cobb Salad

Allan Lind has served as AEP’s Lobbyist in Sacramento since 1997.  He has been a lobbyist in Sacramento since 1993, representing primarily public agencies and non-profit organizations.  Allan works primarily in the public policy areas of environmental protection, natural resources management and conservation, energy and transportation.    


Prior to lobbying, Allan’s professional career included public policy positions with local and state government, including the California Coastal Commission, the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and the State Legislature.  Allan’s legislative experience is based on 12 years working as a Committee Consultant to the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means.  During this time Allan was responsible for the review and analysis of legislative proposals affecting the policy areas mentioned above as well as the annual state budgets for state and local agencies responsible for implementing such laws. 


Allan is a native Californian; earned degrees in Architecture and Landscape Architecture from U.C. Berkeley; began his professional career in a prominent San Francisco environmental consulting firm; and has been a resident of Sacramento and a State Capital regular since 1977.

Cost:  Free for AEP members, $20 for non-members.


Entrance fee is waived for non-members who join AEP at the door or online (to join online go to www.califaep.org).  If you join online print out your receipt and bring it with you to the event to get in free.




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