Public Participation Plan


The awareness and involvement of interested persons in governmental processes are critical to successful regional transportation planning and programming. When the public is engaged in the process, their feedback helps ensure projects address community needs. Likewise, the public gains a better understanding of the tradeoffs and constraints associated with transportation planning. The Public Participation Plan serves as a guide for SCAG’s public involvement process as well as the continuing, comprehensive and coordinated planning process among the stakeholders to ensure the ongoing opportunity for broad-based participation in the development and review of regional plans and programs.


Share Your Input on the Draft 2022 Public Participation Plan

SCAG Public Participation Plan

SCAG is in the process of updating our Public Participation Plan, and we would like to hear from you! Help us refine our public engagement processes and identify areas for improvement. SCAG invites the public to review and comment on our Draft 2022 Public Participation Plan.

SCAG’s planning work serves a large and diverse region, and we rely on public participation as an essential component of our planning process. Strategies and best practices for public engagement, as well as the ways people consume information, have shifted dramatically in the past few years. The update to the Public Participation Plan allows SCAG to better reflect those changes as well as ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.

SCAG is releasing the Draft 2022 Public Participation Plan for a 45-day public review and comment period. The draft will be available for comments from Tuesday, Nov. 16 until Friday, Dec. 31 at 5 p.m.

To submit comments, or ask any further questions, please contact the Public Participation Plan team at At the end of the comment period, staff will review, address and incorporate as appropriate all comments received. We anticipate adopting a final plan in Spring 2022.


SCAG 2018 Public Participation Plan

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On Sept. 6, 2018, SCAG’s Regional Council adopted an updated Public Participation Plan designed to be accessible to a general audience and adaptable in anticipation of evolving technologies and practices. SCAG’s planning work serves a large and diverse region, and public participation is an essential component of the agency’s planning process. This plan is key to ensuring that SCAG’s approach to public engagement is effective and inclusive.

Read SCAG's Public Participation Plan »