Earn 7 Hours of CLE Credit
Friday, May 18, 2018
Lamp Liter Inn
3300 W Mineral King Ave
Visalia, CA 93291
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8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Welcome to “Valley, Your Voice: Bringing Environmental Justice to San Joaquin Valley
8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
This panel will introduce the audience to environmental justice in California generally
and in the San Joaquin Valley specifically, and will explore the involvement
of government in environmental justice issues, highlighting the new Bureau of
Moderator: Emanuel Alcala, Statistician, Central Valley Health Policy
Institute, CSU-Fresno, Fresno
8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
In 2012, California recognized a human right to safe, clean, affordable and
accessible water for drinking, cooking and sanitation. But many Californians lack
this access, and recent research points to heavy burdens on Disadvantaged
Unincorporated Communities (DUCs) in the San Joaquin Valley. These communities,
disproportionately poor and of color, face a “triple penalty” of high water costs,
health costs, and dependence on expensive bottled water. This panel addresses
what lies ahead for these communities on the path to water justice, from funding
and coordinating water systems to having a voice in efforts to achieve sustainable
Moderator: Roger Moore, Law Office of Roger B. Moore, Oakland
10:30 a.m. - 12 noon
E. Warren Gubler, a native of Tulare County and an active participant in community
and civic activities, serves as Mayor of Visalia and is a candidate for California’s 26th
Assembly District. He has practiced law since 1983 and founded the Visalia-based law
firm of Gubler & Abbott. Mayor Gubler will share insights from a lifetime of experience
living, working, and serving in the Central Valley.
12 noon - 1 p.m.
The San Joaquin Valley faces the most serious air quality challenges in the nation, making
air quality an important public health issue here. The region is nonattainment for federal air
quality standards set in 1997, 2006, and 2012 for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) as well as
standards set in 1997, 2008, and 2015 for ozone. The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control
District’s recent and ongoing air quality planning efforts have highlighted the need for
far-reaching and creative strategies to build on the region’s air quality improvement over
the past couple of decades. The agency’s Environmental Justice Advisory Group (EJAG)
has been regularly meeting since 2008 to provide a forum for gathering public input
and enhance public participation from residents of the San Joaquin Valley’s numerous
Environmental Justice communities. This panel will discuss some of the new tools that have
recently been put into place to address air quality in Environmental Justice areas, including
AB 617, community monitoring initiatives, and funding opportunities for emissions reductions
projects through the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (SB 535) and other programs.
Moderator: Jessica Hafer Fierro, Assistant Counsel, San Joaquin Valley Air
Pollution Control District, Fresno
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Local land use plans and policies reflect local government priorities,
shape future development, and drive the investments and choices that
ultimately impact families and communities. Issues of affordable housing,
sprawl, environmental issues, and more converge in city and county
general plans, specific plans, housing elements, and zoning ordinances.
SB 1000, “The Planning for Healthy Communities Act,” was signed into
law in 2016 and requires cities and counties to adopt an Environmental
Justice element or integrate Environmental Justice-related policies
throughout other elements of their General Plans. This panel will discuss
the local government planning process, SB 1000, and how community
organizers are actively working on planning issues to improve the quality
of life in Environmental Justice areas.
Moderator: Ryan Waterman, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP,
2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Here is a printable brochure for your convenience.
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Fill out this form and mail to: Program Registrations, California Lawyers Association, 180 Howard Street, Suite 410, San Francisco, CA 94105.
Cancellations and requests for refunds must be received in writing no later than Friday, April 27, 2018 and are subject to a $50 service charge. Refunds will not be available after April 27, 2018.
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The California Lawyers Association and the Environmental Law Section are approved
State Bar of California MCLE providers.