Following a cooperative and comprehensive planning process with stakeholders, SCAG has made available the Proposed Final Connect SoCal and its Proposed Final Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR). SCAG received over 107 separate communications (both oral and written) on the draft, which staff reviewed and addressed in the Proposed Final Connect SoCal, as appropriate. SCAG thanks everyone who provided feedback on a sustainable vision for Southern California. The Proposed Final Connect SoCal and PEIR will be considered for adoption at the next Joint Meeting of the Policy Committees and Regional Council.
SCAG is working to confirm timing for a Regional Council meeting at which the Regional Council will consider certification of the Proposed Final PEIR and adoption of the Proposed Final Connect SoCal. We will notify all interested parties of the date and meeting details as soon as they are finalized. While compliance with all legal requirements is of the utmost priority, the timeline for this process may, as with so many things, be impacted by circumstances related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. SCAG is monitoring the situation closely and will follow guidance from local, state and federal health agencies.
Connect SoCal is a long-range vision that balances future mobility and housing needs with economic, environmental and public health goals. It will help guide the region’s growth and includes transportation improvements and land use ideas to shape the future of Southern California.
The Proposed Final Connect SoCal, its project list and 20 supporting technical reports are now available for download as PDFs here. SCAG has also prepared a Proposed Final PEIR for Connect SoCal in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), which is available for review here.
SCAG is using email and social media to notify parties of the availability of the Proposed Final Connect SoCal and Proposed Final PEIR.
SCAG will continue to maintain an email distribution list for the Connect SoCal and PEIR. To be added to or removed from the Connect SoCal or PEIR distribution lists, request hard copies of future CEQA notices, or request general assistance, please email ConnectSoCal@scag.ca.gov or 2020PEIR@scag.ca.gov and provide your full name, telephone number, email and mailing addresses.