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On Nov. 7, SCAG’s Joint Policy Committees and Regional Council will consider releasing the Draft Connect SoCal plan, the 2020-2045 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy, for public review and comment. Connect SoCal is a long-range visioning plan that seeks to meet the region’s air quality and greenhouse gas reduction goals, while balancing future mobility and housing needs with economic, environmental and public health goals, and SCAG is excited to be able to share this with the public.

For the board’s review and consideration, SCAG published a "Proposed Draft" plan on the Connect SoCal website, along with supporting technical reports and analysis. If you would like to follow along and watch the presentation, please visit our Live Stream webpage on Nov. 7, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Keywords : regional transportation plan

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) released a draft of Connect SoCal, its 2020-2045 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy, for public review and comment on Nov. 14. Connect SoCal, the 2020-2045 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy, presents a long–range vision that balances future mobility and housing needs with economic, environmental and public health goals. It will help guide the region's growth, and includes transportation improvements and land use ideas to shape the future of Southern California.

A full press release is available here.

During the 10-week comment period, which will run through Jan. 24, 2020, SCAG will hold three public hearings and 21 briefings for local elected officials throughout the region. More details on public events discussing the plan are available at connectsocal.org.

The Draft Connect SoCal plan and 20 technical reports supporting the draft plan are available for download on the Connect SoCal website.

Keywords : regional transportation plan
Posted November 12, 2019

The Southern California Association of Governments is in receipt of the 2019 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) Amendment #19-15 for Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties. The Public Review period starts on November 12, 2019 and will conclude at 5:00 p.m. on November 21, 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.

Subject to revisions to address comments received during the public review period, the 2019 FTIP as revised by Proposed Amendment #19-15 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 Pablo Gutierrez at (213) 236-1929 no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 21, 2019.

On Thursday, SCAG’s Regional Council voted to advance a draft RHNA Allocation Methodology introduced by City of Riverside representative Mayor Rusty Bailey, directing staff to make refinements to the allocation methodology before sending to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). In comments, the board adopted this alternative approach to shift housing needs closer to jobs centers and high quality transit, and sought to avoid contributing to greater sprawl and traffic congestion.

The Regional Council-approved draft RHNA Allocation Methodology changes the distribution of 1.34 million housing units across the region from what staff had originally proposed. HCD has 60 days to review and make comments to SCAG’s draft RHNA Allocation Methodology. After considering HCD’s input, SCAG’s Regional Council will vote to adopt a final RHNA Allocation Methodology in early Spring 2020.

To read the press release, please click here.

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Los Angeles – The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) on Thursday approved a modified methodology for distributing a state-mandated 1.34 million housing units in the six-county region over an eight-year period.

The plan goes further in promoting greater housing development near jobs and transit availability than did earlier methodology proposals. The modified plan now goes to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for its approval, which could be finalized by January or February.

The methodology forms the basis for how the regional housing need would be distributed among SCAG’s six counties and 191 cities. After a lengthy process, HCD last month determined that need at 1.34 million units during the 6th Cycle Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) period, from October 2021 through October 2029.

Read the full press release here.

 

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