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Regional Council Approves Draft RHNA Allocation Methodology

On Thursday, SCAG’s Regional Council voted to advance a draft RHNA Allocation Methodology introduced by City of Riverside representative Mayor Rusty Bailey, directing staff to make refinements to the allocation methodology before sending to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). In comments, the board adopted this alternative approach to shift housing needs closer to jobs centers and high quality transit, and sought to avoid contributing to greater sprawl and traffic congestion.


SCAG Regional Council to Consider Release of Draft Connect SoCal Plan

On Nov. 7, SCAG’s Joint Policy Committees and Regional Council will consider releasing the Draft Connect SoCal plan, the 2020-2045 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy, for public review and comment. Connect SoCal is a long-range visioning plan that seeks to meet the region’s air quality and greenhouse gas reduction goals, while balancing future mobility and housing needs with economic, environmental and public health goals, and SCAG is excited to be able to share this with the public.


SCAG Region Receives Regional Determination of 1.3 Million Housing Units

Yesterday, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) transmitted the final Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) Determination​ of 1,344,740 total units for the six-county SCAG region. This number reflects the number of housing units the region must plan for in the October 2021 – October 2029 planning period.

Specifically, the regional determination was comprised of the following four income categories:

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SCAG Congratulates First Vice President Randon Lane on DOT Appointment

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) offered its gratitude and congratulations to its First Vice President, Randon Lane, who has resigned to accept a presidential appointment in Washington, D.C.

On Tuesday, Lane announced his resignation as Mayor Pro-Tem of the City of Murrieta, as well as his appointed roles at SCAG, the League of California Cities and the Riverside Transit Agency, to accept a role within the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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SCAG Takes Important Next Step in Determining Local Housing Need

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) today opened the public comment period on how best to allocate local housing need – a critical step forward in addressing an affordability crisis that has broad ramifications on our region’s prosperity and quality of life.

SCAG will conduct four public hearings and accept written comments over the next several weeks for residents, businesses and stakeholders to weigh in on three options for determining local housing needs as part of the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) process.

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Housing Stock Falling Further Behind Demand, Creating a Worsening Crisis, Demographic Experts Say

Demographic experts warn that Southern California’s housing crisis will only worsen until and unless there is a significant increase in the number of new homes built.

Speaking at the 30th annual Demographic Workshop sponsored by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy, researchers said housing supplies aren’t keeping pace with a growing population and other factors that have increased demand and pushed costs skyward.


2019 SCAG Scholarship Winners Approved

​The Regional Council has voted to approve the Scholarship Committee recommendations for the 2019 SCAG Scholarship Program Awards. This year, SCAG received 111 applications from high school and community college students from across the region. 10 outstanding students were selected for scholarships, representing all six of SCAG’s member counties.

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SCAG Launches Connect SoCal; Will Host Series of Public Workshops in May and June

The Southern California Association of Governments on Friday formally launched Connect SoCal, the agency’s 2020-2045 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy.

At its annual Regional Conference and General Assembly in Palm Desert, SCAG announced a series of public workshops across the six-county region beginning this month to engage residents and stakeholders in the planning and visioning process for the 25-year plan.

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SCAG Opens 2019 Regional Conference With Laser Beam Focus on Improving Transportation Safety in Communities Across the Six-County Region

Public education, planning and designing safer streets and closer collaboration with law enforcement pare keys to reducing a growing number of fatalities and serious injuries from traffic collisions throughout Southern California, experts said Wednesday.

Appearing at the Traffic Safety Leadership Symposium, sponsored by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), experts in planning, safety and urban design said more needs to be done to make roads safer for everyone who walks, bikes and rides.

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Transportation Technology, Green Economy, Big Data Take Center Stage at SCAG’s 2019 Regional Conference

More than 500 leaders from throughout Southern California are gathering here for a three-day conference on topics ranging from innovative and emerging transportation technology to harnessing the enormous potential of the green economy to using big data to address local and regional challenges.