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Innovating for a Better Tomorrow

SCAG is the nation's largest metropolitan planning organization, representing six counties, 191 cities and more than 19 million residents. SCAG undertakes a variety of planning and policy initiatives to encourage a more sustainable Southern California.

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Regional Early Action Planning Grants of 2021 – REAP 2.0

SCAG will use advance funding to deploy an outreach and engagement strategy and develop programs to disperse funds throughout the region in support of transformative planning that promotes the core program objectives of REAP 2.0.

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Awareness

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Awareness

SCAG is working to advance justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion through policies, programs, and partnerships with other agencies and institutions for the benefit of all those that call Southern California home.

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Executive Administration Committee

The Executive/ Administration Committee is responsible for developing policy recommendations to the Regional Council on administration, human resources, budgets, finance, operations, communications, or any other matter specifically referred to the Committee by the Regional Council.

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Community, Economic and Human Development Committee

The role of the CEHD Committee is to study problems, programs and other matters which pertain to the regional issues of community, economic and human development and growth. This committee reviews projects, plans and programs of regional significance for consistency and conformity with applicable regional plans.

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Energy and Environment Committee

The EEC considers environmental and energy issues of regional significance, including but not limited to air quality, water quality, solid and hazardous waste, habitat preservation, environmental justice, and environmental impact analysis.

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Transportation Committee

The role of the Transportation Committee is to study problems, programs and other matters which pertain to the regional issues of mobility, air quality, transportation control measures and communications, and make recommendations on such matters to the Regional Council.

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Regional Council

The Regional Council is the governing board of SCAG and consists of 86 elected officials representing 191 cities, six counties, county transportation commissions, transportation corridor agencies, tribal governments and air districts in Southern California.

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SGC Catalyst Conference

At the SGC Catalyst Conference, community leaders, funders, government policymakers, and academics will explore proven models that build capacity and catalyze infrastructure planning and implementation in frontline communities in California, as well as innovative public-private partnerships that deepen investment and accelerate decarbonization. During this historic moment, the Catalyst Conference will create space for peer to peer learning, partnerships, and the development of new standards and bold ideas that catalyze resilient, healthy, and thriving communities for all.

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League of California Cities New Mayors and Council Members Academy (Universal City)

Join the League of California Cities for three days of educational content and networking at the 2023 New Mayors and Council Members Academy. There are two options for this year’s academy: One in Sacramento, Jan. 18-20, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento, and the other in Universal City, Feb. 1-3, 2023, at the Sheraton Universal Hotel.

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Independent Cities Association Winter Seminar

The Independent Cities Association (ICA) will hold it’s 2023 Winter Seminar in Santa Barbara on February 3rd through February 5th, 2023.

As Southern California’s premier educational association, ICA is looking forward to another engaging seminar with our elected officials and city staff. If you have any questions, please contact winterseminarcommittee@icacities.org.

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REAP 2.0 PATH Program Virtual Information Session

SCAG is seeking input on the REAP 2.0 Programs to Accelerate Transformative Housing (PATH) program application 

The PATH program is one of three broad programs developed for SCAG’s $246 million REAP 2.0 Program.

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National Association of Counties (NACo) Legislative Conference

The National Association of Counties (NACo) Legislative Conference brings together nearly 2,000 elected and appointed county officials to focus on federal policy issues that impact counties and our residents.

Attendees have the opportunity to engage in second-to-none policy sessions, meet the members of the 118th Congress and interact with federal agency officials.

This is a one-of-a-kind advocacy opportunity to strengthen our intergovernmental partnerships for years to come.

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Presidents’ Day

SCAG Offices Are Closed

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2023 CivicWell Policymakers Conference

This intimate gathering brings together over 100 mayors, city council members, county supervisors, and other senior executives in an inspiring and collaborative environment.

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Regional Transit Technical Advisory Committee

The Regional Transit Technical Advisory Committee, made up of representatives from the Region’s transit operators, provides a forum for coordination of input in the development of the Regional Transportation Plan and the Regional Transportation Improvement Program.

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Aviation Technical Advisory Committee

The Aviation Technical Advisory Committee is a group of aviation professionals who meet in an effort to provide SCAG with technical and professional expertise on regional aviation issues.

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Next Generation Infrastructure Subcommittee

This committee will provide guidance on the priorities and strategies for Connect SoCal 2024, reflecting the rapidly evolving developments across the region-specific to the future of mobility and associated implications for public policy.

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Sustainable and Resilient Communities & Natural and Farm Lands Working Groups (Joint Meeting)

The Regional Planning Working Groups (RPWG) provide a forum to engage stakeholders in the development and implementation of plans and policies to advance the region’s mobility, economic and sustainability goals. These groups will also help support the development of Connect SoCal 2024, the Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy.

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Executive Director’s Monthly Report, January 2023

The January 2023 Executive Director’s Report covers the agency’s major activities, key programs, and accomplishments over the past month.

SCAG Region Value Pricing— Regional Express Lane Network: Concept of Operations

SCAG Region Value Pricing— Regional Express Lane Network: Concept of Operations

The Concept of Operations provide a blueprint for integrating individual express lane projects into a regional system by identifying a comprehensive set of issues that should be addressed as individual express lane projects advanced.