Committees

Overview
Note: These meetings will not convene in person. All meetings will be teleconference-only until further notice.
Overview

Community, Economic & Human Development Committee

The role of the Community, Economic and Human Development 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.

The CEHD Committee has oversight of the Growth Visioning and Growth Forecasting processes, as well as the Regional Housing Needs Assessment, the Intergovernmental Review effort and the monitoring and analysis of the Regional Economy.

Agendas and related documents for SCAG Regional Council and Policy Committee Meetings are available here. For agendas older than 24 months, please contact:

Staff Contact

Maggie Aguilar
(213) 630-1420
aguilarm@scag.ca.gov

Overview

Energy & Environment Committee

The Energy & Environment Committee 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.

Agendas and related documents for SCAG Regional Council and Policy Committee Meetings are available here. For agendas older than 24 months, please contact:

Staff Contact

Maggie Aguilar
(213) 630-1420
aguilarm@scag.ca.gov

Overview

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.

Major programs that are under the purview of Transportation Committee are Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP), Aviation, Highway, Transportation Finance and Transportation Conformity.

Agendas and related documents for SCAG Regional Council and Policy Committee Meetings are available here. For agendas older than 24 months, please contact:

Staff Contact

Maggie Aguilar
(213) 630-1420
aguilarm@scag.ca.gov

Overview

Joint Committee

While each SCAG policy committee is responsible for specific areas related to regional planning, issues sometimes arise within the region that pertain to all of the committees . To address these broad issues of concern, SCAG holds Joint Meetings of the Policy Committees on as as-needed basis several times a year.

Agendas and related documents for Joint Meeting of SCAG Regional Council and Policy Committees are available here. For agendas older than 24 months, please contact:

Staff Contact

Maggie Aguilar
(213) 630-1420
aguilarm@scag.ca.gov

Overview

Legislative/Communications & 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.

Agendas and related documents for Legislative / Communications & Membership Committee meetings are available here. For agendas older than 24 months, please contact:

Staff Contact:

Kevin Gilhooley
(213) 236-1878
gilhooley@scag.ca.gov

Overview

Emerging Technologies Committee

The Emerging Technologies Committee will research and identify new and emerging technologies that play an important role in the RTP/SCS; and for the three (3) policy committees (CEHD, EEC and TC) to utilize the Emerging Technologies Committee as a resource.

Framework:
  • Identify technological and societal trends (e.g. Mobility as a Service; Zero Emission, Autonomous and Connected Vehicles; Smart Cities and Intelligent Transportation Systems) that may fundamentally alter the use of the region’s transportation system.
  • Frame potential policy considerations to enable the region to harness the benefits of emerging technologies that reduce sprawl, vehicle miles traveled (VMT), and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
  • Highlight opportunities for under-represented, disadvantaged communities to utilize emerging technologies.
  • Explore technologies which, while in a nascent or testing stage, remain relevant to the future of the region’s transportation system.
Staff Contact

Philip Law
(213) 236-1841
law@scag.ca.gov

Overview

Special Committee on Equity and Social Justice

The Special Committee on Equity and Social Justice will advise the Regional Council on policies and practices to:

  • end racial and social disparities internal to the agency
  • strengthen the way it engages and convenes to protect and expand community voice and power
  • work in partnership with others to close the gap of racial injustice and better serve our communities of color, and in so doing, serve all the people of the region.

Proposed Activities

  • Establish an agency‐wide definition of “equity” to build shared understanding.
  • Provide guidance on the development of SCAG’s internal Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion work plan.
  • Review SCAG’s public participation plan and stakeholder engagement strategies.
  • Develop an Equity Inventory Report, which would catalogue SCAG’s existing equity‐related activities.
  • Establish an Equity Framework containing quantitative and qualitative indicators of existing inequities and disparities that exist in the region.
  • Prepare a set of policies and recommendations to guide and sustain SCAG’s regional leadership in service of equity and social justice.
Staff Contact

Rachel Wagner
(213) 236-1960
wagner@scag.ca.gov