Regional Planning Partnership
SACOG Rivers Room, 1415 L Street Suite 300, Sacramento, CA

Regional Planning Partnership

Meeting Information:

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The purpose of the Partnership is to assist SACOG with its transportation and air quality planning and programming processes, with an emphasis on technical issues, by providing consultation with a broad range of public and private constituencies. It also provides a forum for local agencies in the region’s transportation and land use industry to contribute to the policy-making and fund programming activities of SACOG, and to improve coordination within the region.

The Regional Planning Partnership (RPP) consists of the five local air districts, representatives of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), California Air Resources Board (ARB), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and state and local transportation agencies. The RPP meets bimonthly. Each RPP meeting is open to the public and held at the SACOG offices.

  1. Introductions (Renée DeVere-Oki, 5 minutes)

    • Welcome
    • What is the RPP?
    • Introductions in room, phone, computer. Please enter your name upon logging in.
  2. The SACOG Regional Agencies Partnership Update
    • Updates from Staff (12 minutes)
      • Legislative Update – (Christina Lokke, 3 minutes) Update on any current topics in California or nationally.
      • Topics in Transit – (Barbara VaughanBechtold, 3 minutes) Update on any current topics in transit and SACOG’s Transit Coordinating Committee.
      • Climate Adaptation Update – (Lynnea Ormiston, 3 minutes) Update on SACOG’s Caltrans Adaption Planning Grant.
      • Project Delivery Update – (José Luis Cáceres, 3 minutes) Update on project delivery in the SACOG region.
    • Updates from Membership (5-10 minutes)
      • Please feel free to share updates relevant to the region during this time. Limit yourself to two minutes.
  3. Grant Opportunities – (Victoria Cacciatore/Doug Adams 20 minutes)
  4. Update on Project of Air Quality Concern Determinations (Renee DeVere-Oki/ Matt Jones, 5 minutes) Since March 14, 2019, three projects were reviewed by SACOG’s PLCG and were determined not to be POAQCs. No projects were reviewed in eastern Solano County through MTC’s process. See staff item. Projects reviewed were:
    • Placer County Watt Ave Bridge over Dry Creek Project;
    • City of Elk Grove Arterial Roads Rehabilitation and Bicycle Lane Improvements Project;
    • City of Placerville Highway 50 Interchanges Improvements Project
  5. 2020 Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy Preferred Scenario and Draft Environmental Impact Report (Clint Holtzen, 10 minutes). SACOG will be releasing the Draft 2020 MTP/SCS on September 19 followed by the release of the DEIR. An initial version of the plan will be available for review as a part of the September 5 Transportation Committee packet.
  6. SAFE/MTIP Amendment #11, Type 4 Update (Renee DeVere-Oki/ José Luis Cáceres, 5 minutes) An anticipated new federal policy rule related to air quality emission standards creates a risk to the timely delivery of transportation projects in the region unless the preparation and approval of a new amendment to the Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP) is expedited.  See item 10 from the August SACOG Board Meeting.
  7. Releasing Methodologies for the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (Greg Chew, 20 minutes) SACOG will be releasing for public comment four options for the Regional Housing Needs Allocation methodology including the draft recommended methodology.  The RHNA assigns the number housing units in four income categories that each city and county in the region must provide enough zoning for the period from 2021-29.  See staff item.
  8. Other Matters
  9. Adjournment


The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

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