News and Media

Everyday, our region’s counties and cities are taking actions to make this the best place to work, live, and play. We will share our member city and county milestones here, along with our own regional news and blog posts.


Driving Regional Change as SACOG’s Blueprint Program Manager
Zach Miller, AICP joins SACOG to begin working on Blueprint planning and implementation

SACOG is excited to introduce Zach Miller, AICP, a planning professional who brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to his role at SACOG as the Blueprint program manager. With a career encompassing experience in environmental planning, transportation planning, and land use planning, Miller’s journey is one that exemplifies dedication to fostering positive regional change.


Celebrating Five Years of SACOG’s Youth Leadership Academy
More than 200 dedicated young leaders have participated in the program so far

This year marks a significant milestone as we celebrate the five-year anniversary of the Youth Leadership Academy (YLA). Created by SACOG in 2018, this initiative has been instrumental in encouraging the leadership potential of more than 200 high school students and equipping them with the necessary skills to shape a brighter future for our region.


Read Now: The Built Environment Poll

The Built Environment Poll provides a comprehensive overview of the public’s priorities regarding their built environment, specifically in areas such as transportation, housing, telework, safety perceptions, and public health. Valley Vision and the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG), in collaboration with the Institute for Social Research at Sacramento State, spearheaded this poll as a joint project. 


Sacramento Revamping Car Share Program After Gig Departure
Lessons learned from GIG Car Share in Sacramento are helping to inform future transportation mobility options

GIG Car Share, the hybrid car share program that launched in 2018 left the region earlier this year after its original agreement ended with the City of Sacramento. By the time GIG pulled out, Sacramento users had amassed well over 6 million miles on the 260 cars. Now, leaders are working on how Sacramento can regrow its car share program. 


SACOG Board of Directors Approves $31.3 Million in Green Means Go Grants
Funding supports efforts to accelerate infill housing in existing communities

The SACOG Board of Directors has approved $31.3 million in planning and capital infrastructure funding to support infill housing development throughout the Sacramento region. This funding builds off $3.2 million in grants in November 2022 to jumpstart infill housing through five ‘Early Activation’ awards.


Sacramento Region Received Historic Funding Award for Active Transportation Projects
The California Transportation Commission awarded $83 million to eight local projects

During the last round of Active Transportation Program funding awards from the California Transportation Commission, the region was awarded $83 million for eight projects that improve walking and biking options for community members. This is the largest award the region has seen since the program began nearly 10 years ago.