Community Planning & Sponsor Group Training

Planning & Development Services is proud to present this interactive online training for Community Planning and Sponsor Group members.  This online training outlines the roles and responsibilities of planning and sponsor group volunteers as they relate to advising County decision-makers on discretionary projects, planning and land use matter important to their community, and the preparation, amendment, or implementation of community plans. 

As a community planning/sponsor group member, it is essential that you understand your role and responsibilities as outlined in Board of Supervisors Policy I-1, the Ralph M. Brown Act, and this training.  By completing this online training you are satisfying one of the prerequisites to receive defense and indemnification from the County. 

The training workshops scheduled will assist members in meeting the requirements of Policy I-1. Current members will be able to take the online training. This online training is available as an alternative to seated members that have previously attended in-person training. The three in-person training workshops scheduled are:

Saturday, December 6, 2014  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – East Valley Community Center, Escondido

Saturday, January 10, 2015  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – County Operations Center, Kearny Mesa

Saturday January 31, 2015  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Lakeside Community Center, Lakeside

Online Training

Please set aside approximately two (2) hours to complete this online training. Since this online training doesn't allow you to save your progress, you must take the training in its entirety before closing. Otherwise, you'll have to start at the beginning when you re-open the training.

    2015 Online Training


The following list of resources may assist you in your role as a planning or sponsor group member:

    Training Handout: This is a 51 page document that includes all of the slides from the online training and can     be used for taking notes throughout the training.

    Planning & Development Services

    Planning/Sponsor Groups

    General Plan and Community Plans

    Policy I-1

    Zoning Ordinance

    County Subdivision Ordinance

    Brown Act

    Fair Political Practices Commission

    Political Reform Act

    Conflict of Interest Codes

    CEQA Guidelines