0650 Office of Planning and Research
Mission Statement

The Office of Planning and Research (OPR) assists the Governor and the Administration in planning, research, policy development, and legislative analysis. OPR formulates long-range state goals and policies to address land use, climate change, population growth and distribution, urban expansion, infrastructure development, groundwater sustainability and drought response, and resource protection. OPR acts as the state's liaison to a variety of entities including local government, planning professionals, small business, and the military. OPR houses and supports the Strategic Growth Council. In addition, OPR houses California Volunteers, a program aimed to increase the number and impact of Californians involved with service and volunteering throughout the state, and runs the State Clearinghouse, coordinating CEQA filings and state compliance issues.