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.On January 21, 2020, the Town Council meeting discussed how vehicle miles travelled (VMT) and level of service analysis (LOS) would work together in evaluating future development projects. A document titled SB 743 Implementation Decisions for the Town of Los Gatos was completed by Fehr & Peers in July 2020. This document provides background on the changes in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Transportation Analysis and technical information pertaining to decisions the Town Council will need to make.