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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.

Posted April 07, 2017

Toolbox Tuesday Webinar: Demographics Data for Public Health Planning

Toolbox Tuesdays provides 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.

This webinar will provide an overview of new, free online tools for integrating public health data into planning and policy, particularly assessing chronic disease at the neighborhood level; designing for safety to maximize increasing the rate of physical activity to reduce the risk of chronic disease; successful strategies for communicating with non-health professionals on the project team about the determinants of health; and evaluating design options.

To RSVP and receive webinar log-in information, please contact India Brookover at Brookover@scag.ca.gov

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On Feb. 2, the governing body of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) approved funding recommendations for 54 active transportation and sustainability projects totaling $9.6 million throughout the six‐county region. The money would be used to finance – or help finance – projects ranging from pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements to climate action plans to integrated land‐use initiatives at the community and county level. SCAG, the nation’s largest metropolitan planning organization, has been a leader in promoting active transportation and smart land use in an effort to improve the mobility, sustainability and economic vitality of the region.

139 projects totaling $35.5 million submitted proposals. Funding awards were divided into three categories: active transportation, integrated land use and green regions initiative grants.

Details on Imperial County awards are available here.

Details on Los Angeles County awards are available here.

Details on Orange County awards are available here.

Details on Riverside County awards are available here.

Details on San Bernardino County awards are available here.

Details on Ventura County awards are available here.

Keywords : Sustainability
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