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New board chair Bonnie Gore and vice chair Rick Jennings

SACOG Swears in New Board Leadership
Placer County Supervisor Bonnie Gore new chair; City of Sacramento Councilmember Rick Jennings vice chair

January 21, 2021: The SACOG board of directors has elected Placer County Supervisor Bonnie Gore as the 2021 board chair and City of Sacramento Councilmember Rick Jennings as board vice chair. 

Chair Gore joined the SACOG board in 2019 and served as chair of the Policy and Innovation subcommittee in 2020. She has served on the Placer County Board of Supervisors since 2019. Prior to serving on the Board of Supervisors, she served on the Roseville City Council from 2012 to 2018, including time as vice mayor and mayor. Gore has more than two decades of local public policy and business experience. She is active in the Roseville business community, having managed government and community relations for a healthcare system in the Greater Sacramento area for 17 years. 

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A rendering of the planned mixed-use development at 15th and S in Sacramento, one of the projects that is using SACOG's Sustainable Communities Strategy as an environmental document under CEQA.

Sustainable Communities Strategy Approved by CARB
Approval crucial for $145 million in SB 1 grants and housing-boosting CEQA streamlining

November 29, 2020: When the California Air Resources Board certified SACOG’s Sustainable Communities Strategy recently, it was more than a formality. The painstaking review of the data modeling that underpins the 2020 MTP/SCS makes sure that its findings are valid and therefore can be used to support grant applications as well as for the environmental review streamlining provisions of SB 375.  

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Jacob Weiss tends to a crop. Now he is growing his Sacramento Valley Food Hub concept.

Farm to Food Hub to Fork
A new agribusiness entrepreneur found his roadmap in a SACOG report

November 29, 2020: Sacramento may hang its hat on being America’s Farm to Fork Capital but how much of the food we eat in the region is local? Of the almost 1.9 million tons of food consumed within the region, only 2 percent comes from local sources, according to a 2014 SACOG report on the feasibility of food hubs. 

One person well-positioned to boost that number is Jacob Weiss, whose plan to set up the Sacramento Valley Food Hub recently won him and his team $25,000 at Tufts University’s Friedman School’s Food and Nutrition Entrepreneurship Competition, winning both first place and the audience prize for their pitch to launch the food hub. 

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Notice of Public Hearing
REQUEST FOR COMMENT ON THE ADOPTION OF THE 2021 SACOG MTIP, AMENDMENT #1 TO THE MTP/SCS, AND AIR QUALITY CONFORMITY ANALYSIS

The Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) will hold a public hearing to receive comments on the draft adoption of the 2021-2024 Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP), Amendment #1 to the 2020 Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (2020 MTP/SCS), and Air Quality Conformity Analysis. We will hold the hearing during the board meeting, which begins at 9:30 a.m., December 17, 2020.