Taking Action to Advance Equity: Action Plans and Frameworks

Toolbox Tuesday


Local jurisdictions can play a critical role in advancing equity and eliminating disparities across the region. In this fourth equity-focused Toolbox Tuesday, we will unpack how to develop an equity action plan for your agency or department. Equity action plans are typically guided by a clear vision of equity and designed to achieve meaningful and measurable results.

In 2021, SCAG’s Regional Council adopted the Racial Equity Early Action Plan, which is now guiding and sustaining the region in the service of equity and social justice. Its adoption was a critical stepping stone in ensuring that SCAG’s equity-related work would continue to advance and endure for years to come.

In this session, speakers from the Government Alliance on Race and Equity will share highlights from their How-to Manual, which provides guidance and tools for local governments to develop their own Racial Equity Action Plans. Speakers from the City of Long Beach and the City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability will share insights into the development and implementation of their equity action plans. Join us for this 1.5-hour long training to learn how you can take action to advance equity.

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.