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SCAG congratulates First Vice President Randon Lane on his DOT appointment; agency will begin the process of filling his role on the leadership team

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) offered its gratitude and congratulations to its First Vice President, Randon Lane, who has resigned to accept a presidential appointment in Washington, D.C.

On Tuesday, Lane announced his resignation as Mayor Pro-Tem of the City of Murrieta, as well as his appointed roles at SCAG, the League of California Cities and the Riverside Transit Agency, to accept a role within the U.S. Department of Transportation.

“Randon has shown extraordinary leadership on regional transportation issues throughout Southern California. His city and our region will miss him, but we know he will accomplish great things in Washington,” said SCAG President Bill Jahn.

Rex Richardson, a Long Beach City Councilmember, will replace Lane as SCAG’s First Vice President. The agency’s Regional Council will select Richardson’s successor as Second Vice President at its September meeting.

Read the full press release here.

​Los Angeles – The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) today opened the public comment period on how best to allocate local housing need – a critical step forward in addressing an affordability crisis that has broad ramifications on our region’s prosperity and quality of life.

SCAG will conduct four public hearings and accept written comments over the next several weeks for residents, businesses and stakeholders to weigh in on three options for determining local housing needs as part of the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) process.

California requires that every city and county adequately plan to meet current and projected housing needs, and through RHNA, determines what that need is every eight years. Later this month, the state is expected to announce the latest need assessment for the six-county region, at which point SCAG is required to develop a proposed plan for how to allocate those numbers to local jurisdictions.

“No community is immune from the safety, health and economic consequences of the housing crisis,” said Bill Jahn, President of SCAG. He noted that the average California home price is nearly 2 ½ times above the national average, while the average rent is nearly 50% higher than the rest of the country. More than 50% of households spend more than 30% of their paychecks on housing costs.

Three methodologies for determining local housing need were reviewed Thursday by SCAG’s Regional Council. Those options were based on feedback received from RHNA Subcommittee members and members of the public.

Read the full press release here​.

Keywords : RHNA

The Proposed RHNA Allocation Methodology is available for public review and comment from August 2, 2019 to September 13, 2019. SCAG will conduct four public hearings in the second half of August 2019. For more details about the public hearings, please visit: scag.ca.gov/housing

Posted July 30, 2019

The Southern California Association of Governments is in receipt of the 2019 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) Amendment #19-09 for Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura Counties. The Public Review period starts on July 30, 2019 and will conclude at 5:00 p.m. on August 8, 2019.

A copy of the Project Listing is located on the SCAG FTIP website Proposed Amendment link at http://ftip.scag.ca.gov/Pages/2019/proposed.aspx.

Please note that some of the changes or project additions may be for projects funded with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5307 funds. This public involvement opportunity is provided to meet the public involvement requirements for the program of projects.

SCAG is relying on the public participation process for the FTIP to satisfy FTA public participation requirements for the transit program of projects. The public notice of public participation activities and the time established for public review of and comments on the FTIP will satisfy the pop requirements of the Section 5307 program.

Additionally, SCAG is adding language in 2019 FTIP Amendment #19-09 to address the federal requirements for performance measures.

Subject to revisions to address comments received during the public review period, the 2019 FTIP as revised by Proposed Amendment #19-07 will be the final program unless amended, and a final notice will not be published.

If you have any questions or comments concerning this amendment, contact John Asuncion at (213) 236-1936 no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 8, 2019.

​Los Angeles – Residents, businesses and stakeholders soon will have the opportunity to weigh in on three options for determining local housing needs as part of the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) process.

The three allocation methodology options were presented Monday to the RHNA Subcommittee of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), which must develop a proposed plan for how to allocate existing and projected housing need once the six-county region’s overall need is determined. The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is expected to announce that regional number in late August, covering the planning period of October 2021 through October 2029.

A number of community members and stakeholders commented during Monday’s meeting, offering varying points of views on the methodology options and the RHNA process generally.

Read the full press release here.

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