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


APA California Annual Conference

Oct 03, 2015; 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
@ Oakland Marriott

CleanTech OC: Annual Conference & Expo

Oct 06, 2015; All Day Event
@ Institute for Innovation at UC Irvine

Executive Administration Committee Meeting

Oct 08, 2015; 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
@ SCAG Main Office
News and Announcements
FTA FY 2015 Low or No Emission (LoNo) Vehicle Deployment Program Funding Opportunity
Posted September 30, 2015
On September 24, 2015, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the availability of $22.5...
SCAG Spotlight E-Newsletter: September 2015
Posted September 03, 2015
​SCAG's Spotlight E-Newsletter for September.

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.