Grand View Village advances toward funding

Grand View Village, an affordable housing development project in Stockton, is one step closer to funding. On June 11, 2019, the Strategic Growth Council (SGC) announced award recommendations for Round 4 of the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program.

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Need a job? 2020 Census is hiring census workers

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the county to assist with the 2020 Census count.

Census positions provide the perfect opportunity to earn extra income while helping your community. The results of the 2020 Census will help determine your state’s representation in Congress, as well as how certain funds are spent for schools, hospitals, roads, and more. This is your chance to play a part in history and help ensure everyone in your community is counted. In addition to supporting your community, census jobs offer weekly pay, flexible hours, and paid training. Census

People can apply for 2020 Census work if they are at least 18 years old, a U.S. Citizen, and have a valid Social Security number and email address. Men born after Dec 31, 1959 must also be registered with the Selective Service System or have qualifying exception.

As part of the application process, applicants will be asked questions related to their educational work, work, and other experiences. Potential employees must  have access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s license, unless public transportation is readily available. Employees should also have access to an Internet-connected computer (to complete the training process).

Please visit the Census website to learn more about specific application requirements and to apply.



Caltrans names Dan McElhinney to lead District 10

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is pleased to announce Dan McElhinney as the new Caltrans District 10 Director in Stockton.

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Caltrans awards $40.5M to local agencies for transportation improvements

20181108_113146Caltrans awarded $40.5 million to local agencies last week to assist transportation projects focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the effects of climate change.

A statewide total of 84 transportation planning projects were selected for FY 2019-20 grant awards, totaling approximately $27.8 million.

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San Joaquin One Voice® Delegation Travels to Nation’s Capital

Forty-two San Joaquin County transportation leaders, elected officials, and regional advocates are traveling to Washington, D.C. May 5-9 to meet with key leaders in the administration and Congress about specific policy issues and projects important to this region. The delegates are part of the annual San Joaquin One Voice® effort coordinated by the San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG).

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Newsom names new secretary for state State Transportation Agency

On April 24th, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of David S. Kim as secretary of the California State Transportation Agency, replacing Brian Annis. He also announced that Annis, who has held the transporation secretary position since last year, will be the new chief financial officer for the California High-Speed Rail Authority.

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RTD celebrates national ‘Get On Board Day’ with free bus rides

Sctfa-awards-1.jpgan Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) will join with other public transportation systems across the country to highlight the national 2019 Get On Board Day on Thursday, April 25. To celebrate, RTD is offering free rides on all its Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) routes 40, 43, 44, 47, and 49 on April 25th. They will also be debuting two new exterior bus ads noting positive statistics related to public transit on this day.

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City of Stockton Accepts Applications for Port Commission

Port_of_Stockton_Video__Long_Rail_-_Port_of_StocktonThe City of Stockton will be conducting interviews to fill a seat on the Port Commission on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at 4 p.m. To be considered for appointment, those interested must submit an online application by Friday, May 3, 2019. A link to the application is available at their website.

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Widening and reconstruction work on Tracy’s MacArthur Drive to begin in late May

The Tracy City Council awarded a construction contract at their regular meeting last week for the MacArthur Drive Widening and Reconstruction Project.  The work to widen MacArthur Drive between Schulte Road and Valpico Road from two to four lanes is expected to begin by the end of next month. Continue reading

Valley Air District offers funding opportunities to improve air quality


Looking for air quality incentive and grant programs in the county? SJCOG is helping to spread the word about a comprehensive suite of voluntary incentive programs targeted at reducing harmful emissions throughout the San Joaquin Valley.

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