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


The P3 Airport Summit

Jul 22, 2019; All Day Event
@ Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego

Transportation Conformity Working Group

Jul 23, 2019; 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
@ SCAG Main Office

Emerging Technologies Committee

Jul 24, 2019; 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
@ SCAG Main Office
News and Announcements
PRESS RELEASE: Public comment period to open soon on allocation methodology for determining local housing need
Posted July 23, 2019
​Los Angeles – Residents, businesses and stakeholders soon will have the opportunity to weigh in on...
Region-wide Safety Workshops in August
Posted July 19, 2019
​ SCAG Safety Workshops Take action to create safer streets by joining SCAG at a traffic safety...

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.