The Trump Administration’s Budget Blueprint: The Regional Impact

Yesterday, President Trump unveiled his first federal budget blueprint, which calls upon Congress to make dramatic changes to the shape, if not the size, of the federal government. The plan calls for deep cuts at some departments and agencies while significantly increasing funding at others. Continue reading

San Joaquin Valley Policy Conference: Post Conference Update

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SJCOG staff attended the 12th Annual San Joaquin Valley Regional Policy Conference last week in Fresno, California. Topics addressed during the two-day conference included:

  • Megaregions, as woven together by commute patterns;
  • Improving the flow of goods in the San Joaquin valley;
  • Planning for health communities;
  • Road conditions and the cost to maintain the California transportation system;
  • Proposed 2030 Target Scoping Plan, a roadmap for achieving California’s greenhouse gas reduction goals;
  • Autonomous vehicles and their implications for future policy;
  • Climate change investments for community development; and
  • Creating long term environmental and economic sustainability in the San Joaquin Valley through the San Joaquin Valley Greenprint.

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Mini-Grant Program focuses outreach in historically underrepresented communities

At their February meeting, the SJCOG Board approved mini-grant funding for six organizations to assist the agency with RTP/SCS outreach in historically underserved and underrepresented communities throughout San Joaquin County.

The organizations represent a wide diversity of constituents across the region:  Continue reading

SJCOG Board to hold workshop on Measure K Strategic Plan

The San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG), as the administrator of the Measure K half-cent sales tax program, has released the Draft 2017 Measure K Strategic Plan for public review.  Continue reading

SJCOG seeks champions to reach residents across the region

The Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy is a plan that reflects a regional vision and is built by local input. This plan will shape priorities and how the region will invest in our transportation system, and consequently the daily experience of getting around by walking, biking, riding transit, carpooling, and/or driving alone.  Continue reading

SJCOG Publishes Notice of Preparation for a Program EIR

SJCOG, as Lead Agency, has published a Notice of Preparation (NOP) to prepare a Program Environmental Impact Report (Program EIR) in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the 2018 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), which will include a Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS). Continue reading

3 Ways to Get Involved in the 2018 RTP/SCS Update

Back in 2014, SJCOG adopted a plan called the Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy. The plan provides a long term transportation investment plan for projects throughout the San Joaquin County region, and it is time to update it! If you are wondering how this plan might affect you, consider the following questions:

  • Do you live in San Joaquin County?
  • Do you work in San Joaquin County?
  • Do you walk or bike in San Joaquin County?
  • Do you take bus or rail transit in San Joaquin County?
  • Do you drive in San Joaquin?

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Information meeting planned for Hammer Lane Widening project

The City of Stockton has scheduled a pre-construction community information meeting for the upcoming Hammer Lane Widening Phase 3B Project on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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Regional plan aims to connect San Joaquin County, impacting 20 years of growth


In 2014, San Joaquin Council of Governments adopted the Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS). This long range plan identifies and prioritizes projects and improvements within our region over a 20-year time frame. The RTP/SCS looks specifically at transportation investments that can achieve the intent and promise of Senate Bill 375 (a bill that supports California’s climate action goals in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and miles driven on the road) and can be implemented through existing plans and programs. This is done by looking at transportation and land use planning as a collaborative effort and addressing the transportation needs and priorities for the San Joaquin County region. Continue reading