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Connecting education and economic development is essential for the state and the region to fully emerge from the Great Recession, according to economists and regional leaders at SCAG's Fourth Annual Economic Recovery & Job Creation Summit. Recent U.S. Census data shows that 3.2 million people in the six-county SCAG region lived in poverty in 2012, up from 1.9 million in 1990. In addition to the poverty report, the Summit also released economic outlook reports for Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura and Imperial Counties, and the Inland Empire. For additional details, please download the attached press release.

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Costa Mesa, Calif. –The City of Costa Mesa and the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Go Human campaign invite residents and visitors to bike, walk, skate or roll to Explore Merrimac, a free street festival to be held on Saturday, April 21, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.. The goal of the event is to allow residents and visitors to test out and provide feedback to the City on potential street improvements along Merrimac Way.

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In coordination with the City of Norwalk, SCAG is temporarily pausing work on the Norwalk Green Line Extension Study until further notice. Future updates will be provided once a revised schedule is determined. To receive future notices, please join our mailing list.

LOS ANGELES – The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) on Thursday praised the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for adopting ambitious and achievable climate targets, hailing the vote as a win for regional collaboration and long-term sustainability in the state.

Since Senate Bill 375 was passed in 2009, CARB has set and periodically updated targets at both the state and regional level for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. CARB has been working on an update to the target for the past year and, after a long collaborative process with state and regional leaders, has chosen an ambitious and achievable target for Southern California’s emission reduction.

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