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​In order to have a more transparent process and maximize public input, prior to recommending to the RHNA Subcommittee in early October, SCAG staff will conduct a Workshop on Sept. 23 to provide the general public and local jurisdictions a preview of the staff-recommended RHNA Allocation Methodology (RHNA Methodology) after considering all public comments received before the deadline on Sept. 13.

On Oct. 7, staff will present to the RHNA Subcommittee on the RHNA Methodology for recommendation to the Community, Economic and Human Development (CEHD) Policy Committee, which will then forward its recommendation to the Regional Council (RC) in November for submittal to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for a 60-day review.

Additional information on upcoming meetings can be found below:

1. ​Preview of Staff Recommended RHNA Allocation Methodology Workshop
Monday, September 23, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
*Videoconferencing and view-only webcast available:
https://scag.zoom.us/j/705186896

2. RHNA Subcommittee Meeting
Monday, October 7, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
*Videoconferencing and view-only webcast available:
https://scag.zoom.us/j/807124298

3. CEHD Committee Special Meeting
Monday, October 21, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
*Live Stream Available

4. Regional Council Regular Meeting
Thursday, November 7, 2019
12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
*Live Stream Available

For videoconferencing site information, please visit scag.ca.gov/about/Pages/SCAGOffices.aspx. Meeting agendas for the RHNA Subcommittee, CEHD and RC are scheduled to be posted about one week prior to the meeting date. For more information on RHNA, please visit scag.ca.gov/rhna. For questions or if you’d like to be added to the RHNA mailing list, please e-mail housing@scag.ca.gov​.

Keywords : RHNA

On Thursday, Dec. 5, SCAG and the Southern California Leadership Council will host the 10th Annual Southern California Economic Summit at The L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown in Los Angeles. The program will include highlights of the Connect SoCal plan: From generating new jobs to creating efficiency gains for commuters, shipping and travel, realizing the goal of a strong regional transportation system has economic benefits for all of the region’s 19 million residents. The event will also tackle the question of how our region is going to address the growing challenge of housing affordability. The day-long program will open with remarks from Senator Toni Atkins, President pro Tem of California’s upper legislative chamber. Senator Atkins joins a lineup of leading voices in business, industry, planning and academia, including keynote speaker Noel Perry, founder of Next 10 and more. Join us, along with Southern California’s civic and business leaders, for this vital conversation on the region’s economic future. Tickets are still available – reserve your seat today.

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) released a draft of Connect SoCal, its 2020-2045 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy, for public review and comment on Nov. 14. Connect SoCal, the 2020-2045 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy, presents a long–range vision that balances future mobility and housing needs with economic, environmental and public health goals. It will help guide the region's growth, and includes transportation improvements and land use ideas to shape the future of Southern California.

A full press release is available here.

During the 10-week comment period, which will run through Jan. 24, 2020, SCAG will hold three public hearings and 21 briefings for local elected officials throughout the region. More details on public events discussing the plan are available at connectsocal.org.

The Draft Connect SoCal plan and 20 technical reports supporting the draft plan are available for download on the Connect SoCal website.

Keywords : regional transportation plan
Posted November 12, 2019

The Southern California Association of Governments is in receipt of the 2019 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) Amendment #19-15 for Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties. The Public Review period starts on November 12, 2019 and will conclude at 5:00 p.m. on November 21, 2019.

A copy of the Project Listing is located on the SCAG FTIP website Proposed Amendment link at http://ftip.scag.ca.gov/Pages/2019/proposed.aspx.

Please note that some of the changes or project additions may be for projects funded with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5307 funds. This public involvement opportunity is provided to meet the public involvement requirements for the program of projects.

SCAG is relying on the public participation process for the FTIP to satisfy FTA public participation requirements for the transit program of projects. The public notice of public participation activities and the time established for public review of and comments on the FTIP will satisfy the pop requirements of the Section 5307 program.

Subject to revisions to address comments received during the public review period, the 2019 FTIP as revised by Proposed Amendment #19-15 will be the final program unless amended, and a final notice will not be published.

If you have any questions or comments concerning this amendment, contact Pablo Gutierrez at (213) 236-1929 no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 21, 2019.

On Thursday, SCAG’s Regional Council voted to advance a draft RHNA Allocation Methodology introduced by City of Riverside representative Mayor Rusty Bailey, directing staff to make refinements to the allocation methodology before sending to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). In comments, the board adopted this alternative approach to shift housing needs closer to jobs centers and high quality transit, and sought to avoid contributing to greater sprawl and traffic congestion.

The Regional Council-approved draft RHNA Allocation Methodology changes the distribution of 1.34 million housing units across the region from what staff had originally proposed. HCD has 60 days to review and make comments to SCAG’s draft RHNA Allocation Methodology. After considering HCD’s input, SCAG’s Regional Council will vote to adopt a final RHNA Allocation Methodology in early Spring 2020.

To read the press release, please click here.

Keywords : RHNA
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