Public Participation Plan

The awareness and involvement of interested persons in governmental processes are critical to successful regional transportation planning and programming. When the public is engaged in the process, their feedback helps ensure projects address community needs. Likewise, the public gains a better understanding of the tradeoffs and constraints associated with transportation planning. The Public Participation Plan serves as a guide for SCAG’s public involvement process as well as the continuing, comprehensive and coordinated planning process among the stakeholders to ensure the ongoing opportunity for broad-based participation in the development and review of regional plans and programs.


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SCAG staff is pleased to invite the public to review and comment on our new Draft 2018 Public Participation Plan. This updated plan was developed to reflect changes in communication technologies and public engagement best practices and, to comply with current state and federal regulations. SCAG’s planning work serves a large and diverse region, and we rely on public participation as an essential component of our planning process. This plan is key to ensuring that our approach to public engagement is effective and inclusive, so please share your input! To submit comments, or ask any further questions, please contact Margaret de Larios at The draft will be available for comments from Wednesday Feb. 21 through Saturday April 21, at 11:59 p.m. (PST).

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Adopted April 3, 2014

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On April 3, 2014, SCAG’s Regional Council adopted SCAG’s 2014 Public Participation Plan. The adopted plan describes SCAG’s responsibilities, goals and strategies for engaging the broadest and most diverse audiences possible and outlines opportunities for SCAG to increase public awareness and diversity in participation, while expanding the range of voices and views in developing regional plans.

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