Equity in Action: Developing Equity Tools

Toolbox Tuesday


Local jurisdictions can play a critical role in advancing equity and eliminating disparities across the region. In this third equity-focused Toolbox Tuesday, you will be guided through the process of how to use and develop equity tool(s) for your jurisdiction. Equity tools are designed to integrate the explicit consideration of equity in decisions, including policies, practices, programs, and budgets. They can focus on different aspects of your work, such as during project scope development or the budgeting process, or can serve as a checkpoint to help jurisdictions investigate disparities within their communities and incorporate equity in their work.

SCAG, along with a local jurisdiction, will share insights into the development of their own equity tools. SCAG’s Racial Equity Toolkit contains a series of six tools aimed at different aspects of the planning process:

  • Communications Tool
  • Community Engagement & Relationship Building Tool
  • Data Gathering & Analysis Tool
  • Equitable Strategy & Action Tool
  • Equity Assessment Tool
  • Stakeholder Analysis Tool

Join us for a 1.5-hour long training to learn about different equity tools and how to develop them.


SCAG, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, is committed to providing special accommodations and translation services to those who are interested in participating in the events. We ask that you provide your request for special accommodations or translation services at least 72 hours prior to the event so that SCAG has sufficient time to make arrangements. Please contact update@scag.ca.gov.