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.


SACOG Swears in Board Leadership for 2023

The Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) Board of Directors has elected County of Sacramento Supervisor Patrick Kennedy as the board chair and City of Placerville Mayor Michael Saragosa, as the board vice chair. They were sworn in during the first board meeting of the year on January 19, 2023.


It’s Time to Put Racial Equity into Action
Introducing SACOG’s Racial Equity Action Plan to create a more inclusive region and agency

The last two years have been a journey of listening, learning, and understanding of SACOG’s role in advancing racial equity in the Sacramento region. While there are still a lot of lessons to uncover, the agency has committed to doing things differently with the Racial Equity Action Plan, adopted by the Board of Directors in October 2022.


SACOG Board of Directors Approves $3.2 Million in Early Activation Green Means Go Grants
Funding supports planning and implementation for infill development projects throughout the region

The first ever round of funding for Green Means Go has been approved by SACOG’s Board of Directors. This approval marks a huge milestone for the program, focused on accelerating infill development and housing in locally-identified Green Zones which have been adopted in 26 jurisdictions throughout the region.

Thank you to Senator Richard Pan for his advocacy of Green Means Go, and to the Strategic Growth Council for their implementation support. 


Watch Now: Panel on Attainable Housing in Commercial Corridors
ULI final report on Sacramento County corridors also now available

SACOG and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) partnered with Sacramento County and the City of Folsom in preparing a weeklong Advisory Services Panel centered on accelerating housing along suburban commercial corridors.


Statement From SACOG on Recent Measure A Campaign Literature

October 26, 2022: Recent literature describing the benefits of Measure A, the Sacramento County Transportation Sales Tax Measure on the ballot in Sacramento County, includes a reference to the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) and mischaracterizes our agency’s analysis on the climate and greenhouse gas (GHG) impacts of the measure that we released in May 2022.


ZEV Deployment Strategy Is the Beginning of Big Lift for Clean Mobility
Plan sets up the region for a clean future and to be more competitive for funding

The new clean air vehicle landscape is starting to take shape. By 2035, all new cars and light trucks sold in California will be zero emission vehicles, and transit agencies aren’t far behind with a 2040 deadline to transition. Plans are in motion to ensure the region has the infrastructure and funding to support it.


Formal Agreement Between SACOG and Sacramento Transportation Authority Clarifies Process to Ensure Proposed Transportation Tax Initiative is Compatible With Region’s Long Range Transportation Plan

The Committee for a Better Sacramento has authored a citizens’ ballot initiative, “Sacramento County Transportation Maintenance, Safety, and Congestion Relief Act of 2022” (Initiative), which has qualified for the November 2022 general election in Sacramento County. If passed by voters, the sales tax money would go to the Sacramento Transportation Authority (STA), who would administer the funds for construction and improvements to transportation infrastructure in Sacramento County.


Sacramento Region Wins $20 Million for Mobility Zones and Clean Transit from the U.S. Department of Transportation
The RAISE grant awards will accelerate community-shaped transportation and clean transit for the region

August 15, 2022: The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced the award of $5 million to fund planning for clean, shared, and active transportation infrastructure projects throughout the Sacramento region, and a $15 million award to Yuba-Sutter Transit for their zero-emissions bus facility.