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The Power of Coalitions and Visionary Thinking
Lessons from the Regional Futures Forum

November 18, 2019: The Regional Futures Forum is over for another year but the lessons from the day-long conference about the future of transportation live on. 

The second annual RFF was a bigger event than last year’s inaugural Forum, with more than 300 people showing up at the Center at 2300 on October 30. The audience was mostly elected officials, senior city and county staff from all around the Sacramento region, and staff and guests from partners and sponsors.  

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The forthcoming Aggie Square development will be key to boosting the life sciences cluster in the Sacramento region.

Prosperity Strategy Snapshot Reveals a Region Rising
A suite of strategies to boost Sacramento’s regional economy

November 26, 2019: Boosting our region’s most promising tradeable clusters is the best path forward to accelerate our economy, according to the forthcoming Prosperity Strategy.

Tradeable clusters are groups of related industries that bring new wealth into the region, pay above average wages, and have a higher multiplier effect in the broader economy. The three most promising clusters in our region are life sciences, food and agriculture, and future mobility.

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Making over a window at VIP Pets in Marysville.

Window Makeovers Aim to Jumpstart Downtown Marysville
The first step to a vibrant downtown? Being able to see in the windows.

October 29, 2019: If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then what are shop windows? According to retail design guru Michele Reeves, they could reveal a shop’s soul.  

“Your job with windows is to show who you are and what you sell in one second,” said Reeves as she stood outside a shop window in Marysville. 

“Your best ad should be your windows” she said, but the benefits of making storefronts look better go further than just the retailer. Making storefronts more attractive and well-lit is the “cheapest, easiest, and fastest way to make downtown look better,” said Reeves, adding that it also improves safety at night. 

Embracing the civic improvement potential of better shop windows, the City of Marysville, with the help of a community design grant from SACOG, enlisted Reeves’ help for a pilot project called Downtown Turnaround. 

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NEV Vehicle

When Innovation Happens in the Slow Lane
Keep Calm and Drive a Neighborhood Electric Vehicle in Lincoln

October 28, 2019: When you think about innovative mobility you might think autonomous vehicles, electric scooters, or maybe something more futuristic like flying cars. But innovative mobility doesn’t have to involve a high-tech device, it just needs to bring a new solution to an existing transportation challenge. That’s what City of Lincoln is doing with Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEVs).

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Transit Coordinating Committee Meeting

Transit Coordinating Committee
SACOG Board Room South, 1415 L Street, Suite 300, Sacramento, CA

Members of the public wishing to address the committee on any item not on the agenda may do so at the beginning of the meeting. We ask that members of the public request to speak and keep their remarks brief. Testimony will be limited to a total of ten (10) minutes.

Conference Call Option - Call in number: 1(866) 899-4679 and Access Code: 181624053. Please do not put your phone on hold during the conference call; instead please hang up and call back when you’re free.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
REQUEST FOR COMMENT ON THE AMENDMENT TO THE SACOG MTIP

The Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) will hold a public hearing to review Amendment #11 to the 2019-22 Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP). The hearing will be held 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., August 22, 2019, at SACOG, 1415 L Street, Suite 300, Sacramento CA. The MTIP is the short-range transportation program for the SACOG region, which includes the counties of Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba, and portions of El Dorado and Placer County.