Streetsblog also reports that California’s Strategic Growth Council has announced its recommendations for the first round of funding from the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities program, with 28 projects to be awarded $122 million and the recommended projects split almost evenly between north and south. The AHSC program is funded by California’s Cap & Trade auctions. Most of the recommended projects are infill housing that includes transit, pedestrian or bicycle improvements. The recommended projects are expected to be approved by the SGC at a meeting on June 30, with workshops planned for July in northern and southern California to discuss the lessons learned. Read Melanie Curry’s story here. A list of the projects recommended for funding is available here, and summary project descriptions can be found here.