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Workshop on General Plan Guideline Update by the Governor's Office of Planning and Research (OPR)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
SCAG headquarters (Board Room) with videoconferencing sites as below.

The Governors Office of Planning and Research (OPR) would like to invite you to participate in a local government focused discussion of OPRs update to the General Plan Guidelines. The discussion is an opportunity for you to provide OPR with input about the update to the General Plan Guidelines. In particular, OPR will seek input from local governments about how the General Plan Guidelines can be more useful in updating general plans. OPR wants to know what data, maps, and information would be the most helpful to address the statutory requirements for general plans. Additionally, OPR wants to know how an online General Plan Guidelines would be useful. This input will be vital to ensure OPR is providing current, relevant information for use by local governments to prepare and update general plans.

If you plan on attending at the SCAG Headquarters, you do not need to RSVP.

The meeting will be broadcast by video at the following regional locations. If you plan to attend at a regional location, please RSVP to the contact person listed below:

Orange County Office (OCTA)
600 S. Main Street, Suite 906 Orange, CA 92863
Contact: Kevin Gilhooley, Gilhooley@scag.ca.gov, 213-236-1878

Ventura County Office, 950 County Square Drive, Suite 101, Ventura, CA 93003
Contact: John Procter, procter@scag.ca.gov, 213-236-1965

Imperial County Office, 1405 N. Imperial Ave., Suite 1,El Centro, CA 92243
Contact: Tomas Oliva, oliva@scag.ca.gov, 213-236-1967

Riverside County Office, 3403 10th Street, Suite 805, Riverside, CA 92501
Contact: Cheryl Leising, leising@scag.ca.gov, 213-236-1926

Palmdale, 38250 Sierra Hwy., Palmdale, CA 93550
Contact: Mike Behen, mbehen@cityofpalmdale.org, 661-267-5337
Jim Deyo, jdeyo@cityofplamdale.org, 661-267-5347

Southbay Cities COG 20285 S. Western Av., Suite 100, Torrance, CA 90501
Contact: Chandler Shields, chandler@scesc.com, 310-371-7222, x215 or
Jenn Alderete, jenn@scesc.com, 310-371-7222, x300

SCAG San Bernardino Regional Office, 1170 W. 3rd St., Suite 140, San Bernardino, CA 92410
Contact: Arnold San Miguel, sanmiguel@scag.ca.gov, 213-236-1925

Coachella Valley Association of Governments, 73-710 Fred Waring Drive, Suite 200, Palm Desert, CA 92206
Contact: Aurora Wilson, awilson@cvag.org, 760-346-1127

Anaheim and Yorba Linda, Calif. – OC Parks, the City of Yorba Linda, the City of Anaheim and the Go Human campaign invite area residents and visitors to bike, walk, skate or roll to Connect the Loop, an active-streets community event on Saturday, June 10, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., that will allow residents to preview street improvements coming to the area.

The improvements serve to close a critical gap in the OC Loop, a 66-mile network of comfortable trails around Orange County. The new project connects the El Cajon Trail with the Santa Ana River Trail, using innovative separated bikeway facilities along community streets.

At the event, residents and visitors will get to test out temporary street features that make walking and biking safer and more enjoyable, such as a two-way parking-protected bike lane and an improved shared-use path. Connect the Loop will bring friends and neighbors together to enjoy music, food trucks, entertainment, family-friendly activities, a free children’s bike rodeo, giveaways, and more. Those who provide feedback through the Go Human Challenge will also be entered into a raffle for a chance to win bicycles.

Download the Press Release.

Keywords : active transportation

SCAG’s Go Human Campaign is the proud recient of the Federal Highway Administration’s 2017 Transportation Planning Excellence Award.  Co-sponsored by the American Planning Association, this biennial awards program recognizes and celebrates exemplary planning practices in communities across the country.  Go Human engages and activates local communities through partnerships, encouraging active transportation through safety messaging and demonstration projects.  The campaign continues its efforts with a recently relaunched advertising campaign focused on traffic safety during May, upcoming demonstration events in Orange County, with more to come. For more information visit www.gohumansocal.org. To see a full list of 2017 recipients visit https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/tpea/2017/index.cfm

Keywords : active transportation

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) today launched “100 Hours,” a public engagement campaign to start a conversation about addressing Los Angeles’ world famous traffic problems with innovative solutions. The name “100 Hours” is derived from INRIX data showing that LA-area drivers now waste 104 hours every year stuck in traffic.

The campaign includes thought-provoking billboards overlooking Los Angeles roadways and freeways, quantifying 100 Hours in personal terms. Some billboards cover key surface streets on the Westside near the 405 Freeway where residents and commuters waste time in traffic traveling at speeds as slow as four miles per hour--walking speed-during peak periods. The 100 Hours discussion will focus on solutions for such traffic hot spots, complementing efforts to improve mass transit systems across the region.

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