On September 27, 2013, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 743. The goal of the legislation was to reform transportation impact analysis to better meet statewide goals pertaining to reduction of greenhouse gases (GHG), infill development, and promotion of public transit and active transportation.
This started a process intended to fundamentally change transportation impact analysis under the California Environmental Quality Act. As a result of changes to CEQA guidelines, the Town of Los Gatos will be making several policy decisions to implement these changes. The Town has outlined its final SB 743 implementation decision plan. This document provides important background information and analysis to guide the Town’s decisions in completing the transition to using VMT in CEQA Transportation Analysis.