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As the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) prepares to develop the 2016–2040 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy, the agency is updating its Public Participation Plan and invites your input.

Consistent with federal and state requirements, SCAG regularly reviews and evaluates its public participation and outreach activities to ensure that the public and interested parties are given early, meaningful and substantive opportunities to be involved in SCAG’s decision-making. To that end, SCAG released the 2014 Draft Public Participation Plan on January 22, 2014 for a mandatory 45–day public review and comment period, which ends at 5:00 p.m. on March 7, 2014.

SCAG invites your review and comments on the draft plan.

READ THE DRAFT PLAN HERE.

HOW TO SUBMIT COMMENTS ON SCAG’S 2014 DRAFT PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PLAN:
SCAG provides a variety of ways for you to submit your comments on the 2014 Draft Public Participation Plan. Choose the method most convenient for you:

  • Complete the Public Participation Comment form at: www.scag.ca.gov/participate/Pages/PublicComment.aspx
  • Email your comments to: contactus@scag.ca.gov
  • Fax your comments to: 213-236-1961 – ATTENTION: Media & Public Affairs
  • Mail or drop off your written comments at any SCAG Office:
    • Main Office
      818 W. 7th Street, 12th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017
    • Imperial County Office:
      1405 N. Imperial Avenue, Suite 1, El Centro, CA 92243
    • Orange County Office
      600 S. Main Street, Suite 906, Orange, CA 92863
    • Riverside County Office
      3403 10th Street, Suite 805, Riverside, CA 92501
    • San Bernardino County Office
      1170 W. 3rd Street, Suite 140, San Bernardino, CA 92410
    • Ventura County Office
      950 County Square Drive, Suite 101, Ventura, CA 93003

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
At the conclusion of the comment period, staff will review, address and incorporate as appropriate all comments received into a final, draft Public Participation Plan that will be presented to SCAG’s Legislative/Communications & Membership Committee (LCMC) at its meeting on March 18, 2014. Upon approval by the LCMC, staff will present the 2014 Final Public Participation Plan to the SCAG Regional Council for adoption on April 3, 2014.

Questions? Please contact Angela Rushen Ross, Manager of Media & Public Affairs at ross@scag.ca.gov or call 213-236-1809.

We value and appreciate your input!

The U.S. Census Bureau and the California State Data Center would like to invite you and other interested persons from your jurisdiction to attend a workshop on the 2020 Census Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) program. The LUCA program provides state, local and tribal governments a once-in-a-decade opportunity to review and update the Census Bureau’s address list and related maps.  A complete and accurate Census address list is vital for a successful 2020 Census and your participation in the LUCA program can help to ensure that every Californian is counted. 

We encourage you to attend the Los Angeles-area workshop, hosted by SCAG at the agency's main office in downtown Los Angeles, to learn more about the LUCA program and how it will benefit your community.  The workshop will provide you an overview of the program, including program goals, participation methods and security guidelines.  We also plan to schedule webinars for those who cannot travel to any of the workshops.  More information about the webinars will be coming soon.

To register for the workshops, please go to https://2020luca.eventbrite.com, click the green “register” button and select workshop that you would like to attend. Details about the SCAG-hosted workshop follow:

June 5, 1:30pm - 3pm
(Webinar option available)
Southern California Assn. of Governments (SCAG)
818 West 7th Street, 12th Floor Board Room
Los Angeles, CA 90017

 

For more information about LUCA, please refer to the websites: http://www.dof.ca.gov/Forecasting/Demographics/2020_Census/index.html and  https://www.census.gov/geo/partnerships/luca.html

For questions regarding LUCA, please contact the U.S. Census Bureau, Los Angeles Regional Office Geography Department at (818) 267-1724.  For questions about workshop registration, please call (916) 323-4086 and ask to speak with a California State Data Center staff member.

 

Transportation and policy leaders from Southern California and across the United State are in Washington, D.C. for national infrastructure week to encourage greater federal funding for freight infrastructure and much-needed improvements to the country's goods movement network.

Representatives from the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) are joining members of the Coalition for America's Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC) in urging members of Congress and the U.S. Department of Transportation to make freight investment an urgent national priority.

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) will re-launch its highly successful Go Human advertising campaign next month to encourage drivers to slow down and look for people walking and biking.

Working with County Transportation Commissions and County Health Departments across the region, SCAG has secured advertising space on billboards, transit and bus shelters and digital signage – all located in areas prone to collisions. The campaign also will feature radio spots, and will run during the months of May and June.

The May re-launch coincides with National Bike Month, and is part of Go Human’s broader public awareness efforts to promote traffic safety and encourage people to walk and bike more.

Financial support for the upcoming advertising campaign is being provided by a grant from the California Office Traffic Safety. Additional information on SCAG’s Go Human campaign is available at gohumansocal.org.

Keywords : active transportation
Posted April 07, 2017

Toolbox Tuesday Webinar: Demographics Data for Public Health Planning

Toolbox Tuesdays provides a range of practical skills and knowledge for local planning practitioners including training in the use of technology and education for practical approaches to timely issues.

This webinar will provide an overview of new, free online tools for integrating public health data into planning and policy, particularly assessing chronic disease at the neighborhood level; designing for safety to maximize increasing the rate of physical activity to reduce the risk of chronic disease; successful strategies for communicating with non-health professionals on the project team about the determinants of health; and evaluating design options.

To RSVP and receive webinar log-in information, please contact India Brookover at Brookover@scag.ca.gov

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