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SANDAG Sustainable Communities Strategy

The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) is scheduled to finalize a Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) fall of 2011 as part of the 2050 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) in order to comply with California Senate Bill (SB) 375. SANDAG was the first Metropolitan Planning Organization to prepare an RTP that will meet specific statutory requirements to encourage sustainable planning practices.

Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG)
Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program Summary

Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) and its partners were awarded a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for regional planning and transit-oriented development. The goal is that the Regional Plan for Sustainable Development (RPSD) will be the product of collaboration that includes input from local governments, community and advocacy groups, and the public. The consortium is comprised of anyone living in the six-county region who is interested in helping to inform what sustainable communities planning should encompass, focusing on elements that improve the overall quality of life through the creation of more complete communities that will reduce the overall cost of living.

Four Agency Collaboration to Create “One Bay Area”

Four agencies are collaborating in an effort to produce an integrated land-use/transportation plan in the Bay Area. Plan Bay Area is a joint effort led by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) in partnership with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) and the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC). The four agencies are working together with the nine counties and 101 cities and towns in the region along with transportation partners in order to manage the regional transportation network.

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