As part of the Regional Planning Working Groups (RPWG), SCAG launched a Equity Working Group (EWG) in June 2021, combining the former Environmental Justice and Public Health Working Groups. The purpose of the EWG is to engage stakeholders regarding SCAG’s regional and local planning activities and share efforts across the region to eliminate racial bias and barriers in land use and transportation planning. The EWG also highlights national best practices. Discussions focus on equity-related plans, programs, projects, tools, resources, and best practices. Because equity is intersectional, the EWG addresses multiple planning areas, including environmental justice (EJ), public health, and other related fields.
EWG meetings are typically held quarterly. To be notified about resources and upcoming meetings, subscribe to updates for the Equity Working Group.
Agendas and presentations for all RPWGs can be found on the RPWG webpage. A summary of topics covered by the EWG since June 2021 is available here: Equity Working Group History.
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