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.
“Long-term planning is critical to shaping the future of Southern California – a region of 19 million people, and growing,” said Bill Jahn, a Big Bear Lake City Councilmember and President of SCAG. “Connect SoCal will be our most comprehensive region plan to date, but we need the public’s involvement. These workshops will provide insight into where our growth is occurring, and allow participants to provide input on how to keep the region moving in the right direction.”
The SCAG region is one of the fastest-growing population and economic centers in the United States, and is expected to add 4 million people over the next quarter-century.