Equity Resource Guide (ERG) Series Kick Off: Baseline Conditions Analysis

Toolbox Tuesday


Join us for a 1.5-hour long training on how to identify key indicators and analyze data to develop a local jurisdictional-level equity baseline analysis. Baseline conditions assessments can form the foundation for equity work and provide a means to highlight opportunities for consultation and partnership with community-based organizations, partner agencies, and other stakeholders. They can also help motivate more dialogue within an agency and across communities and point out opportunities for deeper analysis for the data and root causes of inequities and highlight areas for focus of future actions.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light many disparities at different levels. Persistent gaps in wealth between households of different racial or ethnic backgrounds reveal the effects of accumulated inequality and discrimination, as well as the drastic differences in power and opportunity for people of color. In July 2020, SCAG’s Regional Council adopted a resolution affirming its commitment to meaningfully advance justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion and staff developed a Racial Equity Early Action Plan (EAP) to help facilitate the consistent integration of equity into its planning work. In March 2022, SCAG also released the Equity Resource Guide (ERG), a collection of local, state, and national examples of practices and approaches to advance equity.

The ERG Series will consist of three sessions and focus on the strategies outlined in the EAP and ERG. The kickoff session will invite speakers to share experiences with developing baseline conditions analyses.

Toolbox Tuesdays provide training on a range of practical skills and knowledge for local planning practitioners including training in the use of technology and education for practical approaches to timely issues. All classes and webinars are COMPLIMENTARY for staff of SCAG-member local governments and other SCAG partners in Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura Counties. Private sector planners, non-profit staff, academics and students are welcome to attend.


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.