SB 375 Becomes Law, Pushing Greenhouse Gas Reduction to the Forefront of California Transportation, Economic and Land Use Planning


With California?s historic budget battle finally resolved, the Governor recently signed hundreds of bills that had

been waiting in limbo, including SB 375, a law some have declared to be the most significant piece of land use

legislation since 1976?s Coastal Act. Whether SB 375 results in the changes its proponents hope for, only time

will tell. At the very least it is an ambitious ? and complex ? law that seeks to tackle one of the most

challenging sources of greenhouse gas (?GHG?) emissions: the private automobile. This is a key issue for

California?s efforts to meet AB 32?s GHG emissions reduction mandate because the Air Resources Board has

found that, even if cars become more efficient and run on cleaner fuels, the target levels cannot be met without

also reducing vehicle miles traveled. SB 375 takes on this task by envisioning a bold new development

pattern, one in which people live closer to jobs and services and have better access to transit. SB 375?s

approach to this problem is to link what have largely been unrelated planning processes: regional transportation, housing allocation, and land use planning.

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