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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.

The 13th Annual Southern California Economic Summit

Register Now for the 13th Annual Southern California Economic Summit

On Thursday, Dec. 1, SCAG will host the 13th edition of our celebrated annual Southern California Economic Summit series. The theme of this year’s summit is “Resourcing the Region.”

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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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Regional Advance Mitigation Advisory Task Group (RAMP-ATG) and SoCal Greenprint

SCAG invites you to a virtual workshop for public sector stakeholders to share an update on the Draft Regional Advance Mitigation Planning (RAMP) Policy Framework and the process for developing the SoCal Greenprint tool.   

RAMP is a proven process for expediting project delivery by planning for required mitigation to reduce environmental impacts earlier in the planning process and at a wider scale. 

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Ventura County Housing Conference

Igniting dynamic conversation and pursuing collaboration to expand housing opportunities in Ventura County.

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NARC 2022 Executive Directors’ Conference

The annual Executive Directors Conference & Board Retreat is designed by and for executive directors and board members of Regional Councils and Metropolitan Planning Organizations. The conference, held in a different region of the country each year, brings executives and elected officials together to discuss topics ranging from organizational structure, innovative best practices, and new developments in technology. 

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UCLA Lake Arrowhead Symposium

For the first time in three years, the 2022 UCLA Arrowhead Symposium reconvenes at its eponymous home at the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Lodge and Conference Center in Lake Arrowhead, California.

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Green California Schools & Community Colleges Summit

How do schools connect environmental literacy and facility programs, find funding, and meet water and Electric Vehicle Fleet requirements? The 2022 Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit will address these challenges and more at their unique in person and virtual event.

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Audit Committee

The Audit Committee provides guidance regarding internal and external audit issues and implementing Best Practices.

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Resilience and Conservation Subcommittee

This committee will advance the direction set in the SCAG Regional Council Resolution on Climate Change Action to consider opportunities for enhanced conservation and how can Connect SoCal support our communities in adapting to changing conditions or mitigating risks to become more resilient.

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Housing Working Group

This meeting will feature a panel on SCAG’s Regional Early Action Planning (REAP) 1.0 Call for Collaboration program, a preview of SCAG’s upcoming Housing Policy Forum, an update on REAP 2.0, and an update on SCAG’s Local Data Exchange process

The Housing Working Group provides a forum to engage stakeholders on several housing-related priorities. Input and discussions will inform the development of SCAG’s housing program and resources provided to local jurisdictions, shape regional policies for consideration in Connect SoCal, and inform legislative proposals.

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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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Racial Equity and Regional Planning Subcommittee

This committee will identify opportunities to advance racial equity through the policies and strategies in Connect SoCal and guide how our planning and investments over the next 30 years can address and rectify the effects of racially discriminatory policies in SCAG’s environmental justice communities.

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Executive Director’s Monthly Report, October 2022

The October 2022 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.