The Southern California Association of Governments maintains a State and Federal Legislative Program, which consists of the Regional Council's positions on policies and legislative initiatives related to SCAG’s core planning and policy areas—transportation, air quality, freight/goods movement, housing, environmental impact, sustainability, and economic recovery and job creation—that need the leadership and support of Congress and the California State legislature to resolve challenges facing the SCAG region.

SCAG’s legislative efforts are the product of a bottoms-up process whereby the Legislative/Communications & Membership Committee, comprised of elected officials from throughout the region, identifies and recommends specific legislative action for consideration by the Regional Council with respect to state and federal legislation affecting the SCAG region. The Regional Council takes formal legislative positions and directs the agency’s advocacy efforts on all legislative matters.​​

Upcoming Events & Meetings


Long Beach: Activate Uptown

Oct 01, 2016; 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
@ On Artesia Boulevard and Myrtle Avenue in Long Beach, CA

19th Annual National Tribal Transportation Conference

Oct 03, 2016; All Day Event
@ Anaheim, California

Planning for Transit Workshop

Oct 04, 2016; 7:30 AM-12:00 PM
@ Japanese American National Museum, 100 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles CA 90012
News and Announcements
SCAG Spotlight E-Newsletter: September 2016
Posted September 29, 2016
SCAG's Spotlight E-Newsletter for October.
PRESS RELEASE: SCAG Lauds Passage of Assembly Bill to strengthen Region’s Trade Corridors
Posted September 19, 2016
The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) today urged Gov. Jerry Brown to sign...

Legislation Related Links
The League of California Cities is an association of California city officials who work together to enhance their knowledge and skills, exchange information, and combine resources so that they may influence policy decisions that affect cities.
On behalf of member counties, the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) develops, communicates and advocates positions in the legislative and regulatory arenas of both the state and federal government.
The California Association of Councils of Government (CALCOG) facilitates communication and information sharing between our members, other local officials, state and federal agencies and the public.