City of Sacramento Climate Action Plan (January 14, 2011)

“This is a real landmark that we are observing here tonight and…it is a big deal and something we committed to in our General Plan. I really want to commend all the staff who worked on this. I feel very positive and glad to see that we have community support for this from really all segments of the community. I think it is a very positive thing and hopefully we can jump the gun and move on getting our economy turned around, but also in terms of really being the kind of green city that we all say we want.”

– Council Member Steve Cohn

“I am also in full support of this…It is a document that we can be proud of and a Plan that we can be proud of.”

– Council Member Kevin McCarty

“I just want to congratulate staff as well for a fine job putting together what I believe is one of the best Climate Action Plans here in the county. It is important that many of these measures and strategies are linked to General Plan policies and they’ve done just that. We also believe, given the current economic climate, that the Plan strikes a much needed balance between moving toward a more sustainable Sacramento and yet recognizing the need for continued economic growth in our local economy. Again, I want to congratulate the City for making good on a promise to create a greenhouse gas reduction plan, a blueprint to make the city more sustainable.

– Larry Robinson, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District

“I want to compliment staff on a final product…[the Plan] takes the folks who wanted to see no regulation and the folks who wanted to see lots of regulation and find something that works and does what we all frankly wanted.”

– Eric Rasmussen, Sacramento Area Association of Realtors

City of Eureka Do-It-Yourself General Plan Program (October 6, 2012)

“I thought the training was excellent!  Having never been through a comprehensive general plan update, I feel this informative program provided me with a strong foundation upon which to move forward through the process.  You…were well prepared, and the program was well organized and presented.  I appreciated the willingness of all of you to answer our questions, share your experiences, and provide knowledgeable guidance…Thank you so much for providing this valuable and enjoyable program to the City.  I am certain we will be better off for having spent these past three days with all of you.” – City of Eureka Staff

City of Aliso Viejo Do-It-Yourself General Plan Program (July 15, 2011)

“I really appreciated your candid feedback to my questions and my thoughts about how to proceed with the General Plan Update. The process is complicated, and therefore difficult at times to synthesize, but you did a great job.”

– City of Aliso Viejo Staff

City of Solana Beach Do-It-Yourself General Plan Program (January 20, 2011)

“Your collective experience with this process is evident. Thank you for your real world examples and practical advice. I believe that it will prove to be invaluable as we move forward in this process! I feel the three-day program provided a complete and clear understanding of how to properly draft and implement a complete General Plan and/or update. All of your presenters were very knowledgeable and excellent presenters! Great Job!”
– City of Solana Beach Staff and Decision-Makers

South San Joaquin Irrigation District Municipal Services Review (July 6, 2010)

“Wow, this is very well done… this MSR is a better application of getting into the retail energy business than any I have ever seen. Thanks for this great work product.”

– Jeff Shields, General Manager, South San Joaquin Irrigation District

City of Stockton Housing Element Update (May 26, 2010)

“I wish to thank and congratulate all of you for getting this done with minimal controversy. It is truly amazing…thank you all so much for your contribution to this accomplishment.”

– Michael M. Niblock, Director, Community Development Department, City of Stockton