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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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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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National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference & Exposition

The National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference & Exposition is the largest meeting of county elected and appointed officials from across the country. Participants from counties of all sizes come together to shape NACo’s federal policy agenda, share proven practices and strengthen knowledge networks to help improve residents’ lives and the efficiency of county government.

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SCAG and SANDAG to Host Housing Policy Forum on Equitable Homeownership

SCAG and the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) will host the third virtual forum of the Housing Policy Forum Series on Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This forum will feature a discussion of the strategies, policies and resources to promote access to homeownership and support homeowners in accessing capital.

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Mobility 21 Summit: Future Forward

2022 Mobility 21 Southern California Transportation Summit Future Forward

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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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Housing Working Group

This meeting will feature a presentation on SCAG’s REAP 1.0 funded Other-to-Residential project and an input session for Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) reform.

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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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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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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Executive Director’s Monthly Report, June 2022

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

SCAG 2021-2022 Year in Review

SCAG ‘Year in Review: 2021-2022′ Video

The Year in Review: 2021-2022 video highlights SCAG’s extensive work to identify and address the needs of the region and promote sustainability, prosperity and quality of life improvements for all Southern Californians.