Bay Area League Day Set for January 30, 2010

On Saturday, January 30, 2010, the League of Women Voters of the Bay Area will host its annual Bay Area League Day 2010 — this year entitled “Big Steps, Little Steps to Addressing Climate Change” — in the MetroCenter at 101 Eighth Street in Oakland, next to the Lake Merritt BART Station.

This year's forum will look at how California can plan for its population boom in a sustainable, environmentally friendly way, with a specific emphasis on the state’s new Smart Growth law, Senate Bill 375 (Steinberg). California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols will serve be the keynote speaker.

The morning session will also feature a series of experts in discussion of the key SB 375 policy areas of air quality, transportation, housing, and land use. In the afternoon session, several more experts will describe how local communities around the Bay Area are already independently carrying out Smart Growth practices to help cut down on greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change.

A light breakfast will be served to all who attend.