San Joaquin Regional Climate Summit set for Feb 26

climate summit flyerJoin local, regional, and state experts in adaptation planning to discuss opportunities to create a more climate resilient San Joaquin County. The event is scheduled for Feb 26, 2020, 9:30am at the San Joaquin Council of Governments.

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Gloria G. Salazar Appointed as New CEO of San Joaquin RTD

Gloria G SalazarOn January 17, 2020, the San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) Board of Directors unanimously appointed Gloria G. Salazar as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) after the retirement of long-standing CEO Donna DeMartino.  “RTD is in great hands under Ms. Salazar’s leadership,” said RTD’s Board Chair Gary Giovanetti.  “She has been a driving force behind many of RTD’s successful initiatives and has been a constant champion for our employees.  She has the full support of the Board.”

Salazar assumes this role with over 28 years of experience in the transit industry, including 18 years as RTD’s second-in-command.  An inspiration who leads by example, Salazar has built a strong management and employee team to support her as CEO.  Over her tenure as Deputy CEO/Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Salazar provided capable leadership over all aspects of RTD’s operations.

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Donna DeMartino Steps Down as CEO of San Joaquin RTD

Donna DeMartino-CTF-award-4 Photo by RTDGary Giovanetti, Chairman of the Board at San Joaquin RTD, announced that on Saturday, November 29, Donna DeMartino advised him she would be stepping down from her position of CEO at RTD in late January after 19 years of service at RTD.

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SJCOG Speaker Series: Innovation in Housing Construction

4Housing prices in California are at historic highs while housing production remains low. And yet, the construction industry has been slow to adopt new technologies that have improved productivity in other industries. Could these factors be related? Come hear how automation, communications technology, and other new innovations could revolutionize construction in the coming years, and stay for a lively discussion on how this could affect housing affordability, construction jobs, and the economy.
Guest speakers include Gerry McCaughey, CEO of Entekra LLC; Thomas Pogue, PhD Associate Director  of University of the Pacific, Center for Business and Policy Research; Jeffrey Michael, PhD, Executive Director  of University of the Pacific, Center for Business and Policy Research.

The event will be held, Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 12 PM – 1:30 PM at SJCOG’s office (555 E Weber Ave, Stockton, CA)

Admission is FREE! Refreshments will be available but lunch will NOT be provided, please feel free to bring your own.

To register, please visit our Eventbrite page. For more information, contact Michelle Prince at prince@sjcog.org

 

Congested Corridor Plan Community Workshop Meetings

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What improvements are important to you and your community? Join any of the public meetings listed to learn about corridor improvement projects and share your ideas for enhancements to the I-205, I-5, SR 120, and SR 99 corridors.

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ACE Saturday Service begins Sept 7

The San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC) is pleased to announce the launch of the NEW Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) Saturday Service beginning September 7, 2019.

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August workshops provide opportunity to learn more about the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program

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Housing is a hot topic for most who call California their home. But what does it really entail and how does it relate to sustainability? What even is sustainability in the first place?  Well, The Strategic Growth Council (SGC)  and the Department of Housing and Community Development have coordinated workshops throughout August to provide answers to those questions. 

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San Joaquin RTD offers free rides to SUSD students

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San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) and Stockton Unified School District (SUSD) entered into a financial partnership that will launch a two-year pilot program to provide complimentary transit for all 7th – 12th grade SUSD students. Continue reading

Charge Up with Valley Air’s electric vehicle charger incentive program

The Valley Air District is currently accepting applications for its Charge Up! Program. D_i_ufSXYAEYMss
Charge Up! Program is offering $50,000 annually per applicant/site to install electric vehicle chargers in the San Joaquin Valley.

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Grants available for California Clean Air Day

Funding of up to $1,000 is available to make California Clean Air Day a success in local communities. To be eligible for funding, the local project must occur on or within three days of California Clean Air Day on October 2, 2019. Preference will be given to events occurring on California Clean Air Day. The local project must raise awareness of Clean Air Day, contribute to cleaning the air, encourage participants to take actions that will clean the air, and successfully engage at least 100 participants/attendees.

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