At this year’s conference in New Orleans, there will be a delegate assembly at which APA will be voting on a new surface transportation policy guide and discussing an update to the policy guide on takings. The Assembly will be held on Saturday, April 10 from 12:30pm – 2:30pm. The drafting of the policy guides is still on going, and National expects to release the documents at the beginning of March.
There are two ways for those interested in policy issues to become involved. First, when the policy guides are released, we will need a team to participate in reviewing those guides and helping us develop a unified position on behalf of the California Chapter. Participating in the review process will keep you informed about APA’s policy initiatives and give you the chance to help influence the direction of the organization on these important issues. Second, we will need volunteers who will be in New Orleans on April 10th and who can serve as delegates during the Assembly meeting.
California has been allocated 16 delegate seats, which is the largest number for any State Chapter. To ensure that California has a full delegation, we would like to identify our delegates soon! While the primary goal is to ensure that California has a full complement of delegates, we would also like to ensure representation from as many of the Sections as possible. To that end, we are seeking names of, and contact information for APA California members who will be attending the New Orleans Conference and who would be interested in serving as one of the 16 California delegates.
If you are interested in volunteering, please provide your name, contact information, and section to Dave Snow, AICP, who serves as APA California’s National Policy and Legislation Representative. Dave can be reached by e-mail at [email protected], or by telephone at 213-626-8484.