State Planning Issues

LandWatch works mainly at the local and regional level. That's where most important land use policy issues are decided. Ultimately, however, all local governments within the state have to follow the requirements of state law. Sometimes, state legislation is the very best way to achieve good planning decisions, and LandWatch pays close attention. We're an affiliate member of the California Futures Network (, which works for good land use planning at the state level. We're also a member of the Planning and Conservation League (, which is one of California's most effective environmental policy organizations. This section of our website highlights particularly important issues and actions at the state level.

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