The Southern California Association of Governments maintains a State and Federal Legislative Program, which consists of the Regional Council's positions on policies and legislative initiatives related to SCAG’s core planning and policy areas—transportation, air quality, freight/goods movement, housing, environmental impact, sustainability, and economic recovery and job creation—that need the leadership and support of Congress and the California State legislature to resolve challenges facing the SCAG region.

SCAG’s legislative efforts are the product of a bottoms-up process whereby the Legislative/Communications & Membership Committee, comprised of elected officials from throughout the region, identifies and recommends specific legislative action for consideration by the Regional Council with respect to state and federal legislation affecting the SCAG region. The Regional Council takes formal legislative positions and directs the agency’s advocacy efforts on all legislative matters.​​

Upcoming Events & Meetings


Transportation Conformity Working Group

Apr 24, 2018; 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
@ SCAG Main Office

Logistics and Supply Chain Summit

Apr 26, 2018; 8:00 AM-3:00 PM
@ Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center, Pomona

2018 Regional Conference & General Assembly

May 03, 2018; All Day Event
@ Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa
News and Announcements
PRESS RELEASE: Students & Public Invited to Re-Imagine Merrimac Way in Costa Mesa
Posted April 18, 2018
Costa Mesa, Calif. –The City of Costa Mesa and the Southern California Association of Governments...
Norwalk Green Line Extension Study On Hold
Posted April 05, 2018
In coordination with the City of Norwalk, SCAG is temporarily pausing work on the Norwalk Green...

Legislation Related Links
The League of California Cities is an association of California city officials who work together to enhance their knowledge and skills, exchange information, and combine resources so that they may influence policy decisions that affect cities.
On behalf of member counties, the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) develops, communicates and advocates positions in the legislative and regulatory arenas of both the state and federal government.
The California Association of Councils of Government (CALCOG) facilitates communication and information sharing between our members, other local officials, state and federal agencies and the public.