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The U.S. Conference of Mayors is conducting a critical affordability survey of the average annual household costs of providing drinking water, sanitary sewers, combined storm and sanitary sewers and flood control systems in our communities. The U.S. Conference of Mayors will be using this information to inform members of Congress on the real costs to cities of operating and maintaining the nation’s critical utility systems. The U.S. Conference of Mayors is currently working with members of Congress on potential legislation, including guidance on the affordability of federal mandates and providing additional funding to communities.

In order to gather this information, cities are being asked to complete a brief survey of the water costs in your community. This survey can be accessed here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/watercosts.

Alternatively, a hard copy of the survey (attached) can be completed and emailed to sgv@sgvcog.org. A sample completed survey and sample results are attached. To see if your city has already completed the survey visit the SGVCOG website.

Costa Mesa, Calif. –The City of Costa Mesa and the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Go Human campaign invite residents and visitors to bike, walk, skate or roll to Explore Merrimac, a free street festival to be held on Saturday, April 21, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.. The goal of the event is to allow residents and visitors to test out and provide feedback to the City on potential street improvements along Merrimac Way.

Read the full press release here.

In coordination with the City of Norwalk, SCAG is temporarily pausing work on the Norwalk Green Line Extension Study until further notice. Future updates will be provided once a revised schedule is determined. To receive future notices, please join our mailing list.

LOS ANGELES – The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) on Thursday praised the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for adopting ambitious and achievable climate targets, hailing the vote as a win for regional collaboration and long-term sustainability in the state.

Since Senate Bill 375 was passed in 2009, CARB has set and periodically updated targets at both the state and regional level for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. CARB has been working on an update to the target for the past year and, after a long collaborative process with state and regional leaders, has chosen an ambitious and achievable target for Southern California’s emission reduction.

Read the full press release here.

 

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