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.  

The killing of George Floyd sparked a reckoning with racism across the United States.

Resolving to Do Better
Local governments throughout the Sacramento region are confronting the impacts of racism

November 29, 2020: The recent publicity surrounding the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors’ passing of a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis overshadowed the reality at the heart of the resolution. Ten years ago the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Social Determinants of Health Framework recognized that racial health disparities are a result of inequalities in education, employment, health care, housing, and law enforcement. Data shows that your ZIP code is a better predictor of health than your genetic code, and as urban planners, we know that where you live is often determined by your race. 

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. 

An aerial view shows sidewalk and curb improvements on Woodland's West Main Street.

21st Century Makeover for a 19th Century Main Street
Woodland’s West Main Street gets safer for walkers and cyclists

November 29, 2020: Next year Woodland will celebrate 150 years since being incorporated and it all started on Main Street. Since then the thoroughfare has stretched both west and east, adding West and East Main Streets. Now West Main Street gets a lot of traffic “dumped” on it because of a lack of connectors between Highway 113 and Main Street from the south, said Tom Stallard, Woodland’s mayor pro tempore. The combination of heavy traffic and some missing sidewalks and no bike lanes had made the busy street unwelcoming for people not in cars. 


Public Notice

SACOG Board Unmet Transit Needs Hearing
Remote Meeting

Let your opinion be heard

Provide your public comments during the SACOG January 2021 Board meeting.

LOCATION: Remote meeting via Zoom

More meeting information will be posted once available.

Please note – Comments on all four county (Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba) transit services will be accepted at this hearing.

SACOG Board Room
1415 L Street, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA