The California Chapter of the American Planning Association announced its annual awards in September at its virtual conference. 

Excellence Awards

Implementation Excellence Award (Small Jurisdiction)
Yolo County Cache Creek Parkway Plan, Open Space Inventory and Baseline Improvements
Yolo County Natural Resources Division

Planning Advocate Excellence Award 
Sherry Ryan, Ph.D. (San Diego State Univ.)

Opportunity and Empowerment Excellence Award
SFMTA Bayview Community Based Transportation Plan
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

Implementation Excellence Award (Large Jurisdiction)
City of San Diego Climate Action Plan Consistency Checklist
City of San Diego Planning Department

Communications Initiative Excellence Award
Santa Clara LAFCO Communications and Outreach Plan
Santa Clara Local Agency Formation Commission

Best Practices Excellence Award
Centralizing Active Transportation Data Collection Tools with the SCAG Active Transportation Database
Southern California Association of Governments

Comprehensive Plan Excellence Award (Large Jurisdiction)
City of Long Beach General Plan Update - Land Use Element
City of Long Beach Planning Bureau

Academic Excellence Award
UC San Diego Designathon 1.0 & 2.0: Civic Engagement for the Improvement of University Public Spaces

Transportation Planning Excellence Award
Morongo Basin Active Transportation Plan

Economic Planning and Development Excellence Award
Contra Costa County Northern Waterfront Economic Development Initiative Strategic Action Plan
Contra Costa County Department of Conservation and Development

Emerging Planning and Design Firm Excellence Award
Kounkuey Design Initiative

Innovation in Green Community Planning Excellence Award
Collect & Connect – Resilient South City
South San Francisco 

Planning Agency Excellence Award
City of Salinas, Community Development Department

Planning Firm Excellence Award
SWA Laguna Beach

Urban Design Excellence Award
San José Downtown Design Guidelines and Standards
City of San Jose, Planning, Building and Code Enforcement Department

Public Outreach Excellence Award
Climate Adaptation Communication Strategies
Southern California Association of Governments

Comprehensive Plan Excellence Award (Small Jurisdiction)
East Whisman Precise Plan
City of Mountain View

Grassroots Initiative Excellence Award
Rock the Boulevard
Office of LA City Council District 14

Planning Pioneer Excellence Award
Michael Woo

Planning Landmark Excellence Award
UCLA Department of Urban Planning

2020 APA California Planning Awards
Merit Awards
Academic Merit Award
University of California, Los Angeles Institute of Transportation Studies
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

Comprehensive Plan Merit Award (Small Jurisdiction)
City of Rancho Santa Margarita

Urban Design Merit Award
City of Garden Grove

Innovation in Green Community Planning Merit Award
Yolo Habitat Conservancy Board

Opportunity and Empowerment Merit Award
City of Placentia

Transportation Planning Merit Award
City of San Diego

Public Outreach Merit Award
City of Fresno

Comprehensive Plan Merit Award (Large Jurisdiction)
City of San Diego

Implementation Merit Award (Small Jurisdiction)
City of Del Mar

Advancing Diversity and Social Change in Honor of Paul Davidoff Merit Award
City of Salinas and the Alisal Community

Best Practices Merit Award
County of Ventura

Economic Planning and Development Merit Award
Los Angeles City Planning

Planning Agency Merit Award

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