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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,, 213-236-1878

Ventura County Office, 950 County Square Drive, Suite 101, Ventura, CA 93003
Contact: John Procter,, 213-236-1965

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

Riverside County Office, 3403 10th Street, Suite 805, Riverside, CA 92501
Contact: Cheryl Leising,, 213-236-1926

Palmdale, 38250 Sierra Hwy., Palmdale, CA 93550
Contact: Mike Behen,, 661-267-5337
Jim Deyo,, 661-267-5347

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

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

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

Posted October 19, 2015

The Western Riverside Council of Government’s (WRCOG) 16th Annual Advancing the Choice Expo, to be held October 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., is one of the largest events in the Inland region that provides solutions for people to live better, healthier lives with less impact on the environment. This year’s theme is “The Future of Transportation” and the conference will explore advancements in cleaner transportation fuels, improved air quality and more diverse modes of transportation. The Advancing the Choice Expo will bring together hundreds of professionals from the alternative fuel, automotive fleet, clean energy and air quality fields. It will also feature as keynote speaker Jim Madaffer, chair of the California Transportation Commission’s Road Charge Technical Advisory Committee and president of Madaffer Enterprises. Mr. Madaffer has extensive experience in regional transportation and planning, land use and housing, public safety and neighborhood services, and water and wastewater.

For more information, or to register, visit

Posted October 08, 2015

The Southern California Association of Governments is in receipt of the 2015 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) Amendment #15-13 for Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura Counties. The Public Review period starts on October 8, 2015 and will conclude at 5:00 p.m. on October 19, 2015.

A copy of the Project Listing is located on the SCAG FTIP website Proposed Amendment link at

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.

Subject to revisions to address comments received during the public review period, the 2015 FTIP as revised by Proposed Amendment #15-13 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 Maria I. Lopez at (213) 236-1806 no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 19, 2015.

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