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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.

Housing Construction

Regional Early Action Planning – Subregional Partnerships & Funding

SCAG has been granted $47 million in Regional Early Action Planning (REAP) funding from Assembly Bill (AB) 101 to administer RHNA and provide housing planning and process improvement services to cities and counties.

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

Given the declared state of emergency (pursuant to State of Emergency Proclamation dated March 4, 2020) and local public health directives imposing and recommending social distancing measures due to the threat of COVID-19,

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Special Joint Meeting of the Policy Committees

While each SCAG policy committee is responsible for specific areas related to regional planning, issues sometimes arise within the region that pertain to all of the committees. To address these broad issues of concern, SCAG holds Joint Meetings of the Policy Committees on as as-needed basis several times a year.

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Regional Council

The Regional Council holds regular meetings the first Thursday of each month at 12:30 p.m.

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League of California Cities New Mayors and Council Members Academy

Join the League of California Cities for four days of virtual educational sessions and peer-to-peer sharing at the 2022 New Mayors and Council Members Academy, taking place January 20, 21, 27, and 28, 2022!

This virtual conference is a must-attend for newly elected officials or seasoned mayors and council members who would like a refresher course on the basic legal and practical framework in which city officials operate. Delve into critical training on important, fundamental topics for local government taught by peers and subject matter experts.

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League of California Cities New Mayors and Council Members Academy

Join the League of California Cities for four days of virtual educational sessions and peer-to-peer sharing at the 2022 New Mayors and Council Members Academy, taking place January 20, 21, 27, and 28, 2022!

This virtual conference is a must-attend for newly elected officials or seasoned mayors and council members who would like a refresher course on the basic legal and practical framework in which city officials operate. Delve into critical training on important, fundamental topics for local government taught by peers and subject matter experts.

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2022 National Conference of Regions

The National Conference of Regions is NARC’s forum to determine key policy issues and a legislative agenda for the year ahead, targeting topics central to our members’ missions and their local elected officials’ focus.

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Legislative/Communications and Membership Committee

The Legislative/Communications and Membership Committee provides guidance and recommendations to the Regional Council regarding legislative matters impacting the region, policy direction on SCAG’s communications strategy, outreach, issues and materials, SCAG membership benefits and sponsorship opportunities.

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SoCal Goods Movement Communities Opportunities Assessment Workshop

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) invites you to join us for a workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. to learn about the SoCal Goods Movement Communities Opportunities Assessment. The study aims to assess the opportunities and challenges of goods movement in disadvantaged communities within Southern California.

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Technical Working Group

The purpose of the Technical Working Group is to provide a venue to discuss and receive input on growth-related technical approaches associated with the development, implementation, and monitoring of Connect SoCal, Southern California’s Regional Transportation Plan/ Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS).

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Sustainable and Resilient Communities & Natural and Farm Lands Working Groups

Learn more about SCAG’s climate adaptation and resilience projects and to highlight ongoing climate adaptation work across the region. This meeting will be co-hosted with the Natural and Farm Lands Working Group.

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Regional Transit Lanes Technical Advisory Committee

The role of the Regional Transit Lanes TAC is to guide the direction of the project; review methods, insights, and major deliverables; and provide input on key decision points in the project.

The TAC will meet four (4) times over the course of the study and consist of transportation planning staff at county transportation commissions, councils of governments, and other transit operators, as well as relevant participants from other governmental groups or community-based organizations identified by these stakeholders.

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Transportation Conformity Working Group

The Transportation Conformity Working (TCWG) is a forum to support interagency coordination to maintain transportation conformity and help improve air quality in Southern California.

Given the declared state of emergency (pursuant to State of Emergency Proclamation dated March 4, 2020) and local public health directives imposing and recommending social distancing measures due to the threat of COVID-19, and pursuant to Government Code Section 54953(e)(1)(A), the meeting will be held telephonically and electronically.

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Modeling Task Force

The Modeling Task Force (MTF) coordinates the Region’s various modeling programs and provides a forum to share model-related information, new ideas, and discuss data standards.

Given the declared state of emergency (pursuant to State of Emergency Proclamation dated March 4, 2020) and local public health directives imposing and recommending social distancing measures due to the threat of COVID-19, and pursuant to Government Code Section 54953(e)(1)(A), the meeting will be held telephonically and electronically.

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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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Executive Director’s Monthly Report, January 2022

The January 2022 Executive Director’s Report covers the agency’s major activities, key programs, and accomplishments over the past month.

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2021 Regional Briefing Book

Released in conjunction with the 12th Annual Southern California Economic Summit, held virtually on Dec. 2, 2021, this year’s Regional Briefing Book provides an overview of the SCAG region economy today, as well as an outlook for the counties. There is also an assessment and discussion on incorporating equity in SCAG’s long-term planning, as well as preliminary research into what drives good jobs in U.S. regions to help develop measures and strategies to promote good jobs in Southern California.

View the Regional Briefing Book - December 2021