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  • Tracking CEQA Mitigation Measures Under AB 3180: HTML | PDF (81K)

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A Planner's Guide to Finaning Public Improvements: HTML | PDF (209K)
Bridging the Gap, Using Findings in Local Land Use Decisions: HTML | PDF (216K)
The Conditional Use Permit, The Planner's Training Series: HTML | PDF (42K)
Element Consolidation: Streamlining Local General Plans: PDF (129K)
2003 General Plan Guidelines: PDF (1MB)
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Sources: An Annotated Bibliography for California Planners: HTML | PDF (76K)
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The Variance, The Planner's Training Series: HTML | PDF (40K)

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Environmental Impact Reports on the Internet, E.J. Koford, April 7, 1996
Reforming How CEQA is Applied, Daniel G. Conaty, Fall 1996

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Impact of the University of California Campus at Merced on the Regional Economy, University Committee of Merced
Planning for Habitat Protection in California: State Policies and County Actions to Implement CEQA through Improved General Plans, Robert A. Johnston and Mary E. Madison
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California's Central Valley Economy: 1997 and Beyond
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