The awareness and involvement of interested persons in governmental processes are critical to successful regional transportation planning and programming. When the public is engaged in the process, their feedback helps assure projects address community needs. Likewise, the public gains a better understanding of the tradeoffs and constraints associated with transportation planning. The Public Participation Plan serves as a guide for SCAG’s public involvement process as well as the continuing, comprehensive and coordinated planning process among the stakeholders to ensure the ongoing opportunity for broad-based participation in the development and review of regional plans and programs.
(update posted March 7, 2014)
Please note: The public comment period for the 2014 Draft Public Participation Plan has ended.
NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY – 2014 DRAFT PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PLAN
Released January 22, 2014
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 email@example.com or call 213-236-1809.
We value and look forward to receiving your input on the 2014 Draft Public Participation Plan.
To view SCAG’s current Public Participation Plan, please see below for SCAG's Public Participation Plan, Amendment No. 3.
Public Participation Plan Amendment No. 3
Adopted January 5, 2012
SCAG's Public Participation Plan called for the evaluation of public participation efforts prior to release of the Draft RTP/SCS for the formal public review and comment period (pre-Draft phase). To that end, SCAG staff evaluated strategies to enhance the outreach program to better serve the underrepresented segments of the region. As a result of this evaluation process, SCAG proposed an amendment to its Public Participation Plan. The Amendment #3, adopted by the Regional Council on January 5, 2012, includes updates to the detailed outreach schedule and addresses comments received.