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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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Curb Space Management Study Regional Agency Workshop

Please join the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) for our second Regional Agency Workshop for the Curb Space Management Study—the nation’s largest effort to date to evaluate curb space issues in our growing cities.

At this workshop, we will:

  • Explore the regional framework for curb space management
  • Learn more about curb space inventory: supply and demand data visualization
  • Discover best practices to help you understand more about how to implement curb space management in your community
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REAP 2.0 Framework Information Session

In April 2022, SCAG hosted two virtual information sessions to share an overview of the Regional Early Action Planning Grants (REAP) 2.0 program and the draft framework, which was developed to guide SCAG’s program development activities.

SCAG also accepted public comments on the framework document from April 19 through May 19.

SCAG will host a virtual information session on Wednesday, May 25 from 3 to 4 p.m. to share out the feedback received on the draft framework and how we incorporated this feedback into the final framework.

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TDM Metrics and Monitoring

Growing and improving TDM programs requires collection and analysis of pertinent data. Data can highlight which strategies are effective and which require additional attention. Join this session for an overview of useful TDM metrics and technology solutions for collecting, monitoring, and reporting data.

This virtual training session is free to attend on Zoom. TDM trainings are open to everyone in the SCAG region, so you are encouraged to share the registration with your colleagues.

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Memorial Day

SCAG Offices Are Closed

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Civic Engagement, Equity & Environmental Justice Information Session 1

The upcoming Sustainable Communities Program (SCP) Call for Applications prioritizes Civic Engagement, Equity & Environmental Justice. SCAG has set a new date for the Sustainable Communities Program application. Applications will be released in Fall 2022. The new date allows SCAG to secure additional funds from the state.

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APTA 2022 Rail Conference

For all rail modes — urban, commuter, high-speed, and intercity — this technical conference features sessions on technology, operations, maintenance, safety & security, planning, finance, capital projects, workforce development, and more. Experience the latest industry advances at the Products & Services Showcase and join the technical tours.

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Civic Engagement, Equity & Environmental Justice Information Session 2

The upcoming Sustainable Communities Program (SCP) Call for Applications prioritizes Civic Engagement, Equity & Environmental Justice. SCAG has set a new date for the Sustainable Communities Program application. Applications will be released in Fall 2022. The new date allows SCAG to secure additional funds from the state.

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NARC 56th Annual Conference & Exhibition

The Annual Conference and Exhibition is the largest national event focused on promoting effective regional cooperation and solutions through interaction and education. Held annually in June, NARC’s Annual Conference is the premier place to learn how to engage in effective regional collaboration.

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2022 California Air Quality Awards

The Coalition for Clean Air has presented its highest honors to California’s leading policy-makers, business leaders and advocates at its annual California Air Quality Awards. For the past 25 years, the Awards have been the place to network, honor and connect with like-minded people who are leading the charge for improved air quality and lower climate emissions.

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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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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.

President's Report Year in Review 2021-2022

President’s Report – Year in Review: 2021-2022

This report summarizes the accomplishments of SCAG during President Clint Lorimore’s term covering the period 2021-2022. The featured accomplishments highlight the agency’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.

Download the President's Report - Year in Review: 2021-2022.

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Executive Director’s Monthly Report, May 2022

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