Regional Planning Partnership
Regional Planning Partnership
Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
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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 is currently being held virtually.
Introductions (Renée DeVere-Oki, 3 minutes)
- What is the RPP?
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The SACOG Regional Agencies Partnership Update
- Updates from Staff (21 minutes)
- Legislative Update/Green Means Go Advocacy – (Christina Lokke, 3 minutes) Update on state activities and Green Means Go advocacy. See September 17 Board of Directors meeting staff report and Attachment A: Status of bills with positions 9.4.20.
- Green Means Go Green Zones (Sam Shelton, 3 minutes). The local nomination process for Green Zones is underway. Green Zone nominations are due October 30, 2020. Application and materials are on SACOG’s website here.
- SCS Update- (Bruce Griesenbeck, 3 minutes) Staff will provide an update on the SCS submittal process.
- Topics in Transit – (Barbara VaughanBechtold, 3 minutes) Update on any current topics in transit and SACOG’s Transit Coordinating Committee.
- Telework Pilot Update- (Adrienne Moretz, 3 minutes). Update on applications received, launch date, and next steps for the Regional Telework Initiative.
- Grant opportunities- (Chris Dougherty, 3 minutes). Update from staff on where to view current opportunities; RPP members please share updates in the following section.
- SACOG Board Race Equity and Inclusion working group- (Monica Hernandez, 3 minutes): The board member-only working group adopted its charge on September 17. The committee charge is available online.
Updates from Membership (5 minutes)
- Please feel free to share updates relevant to the region during this time. Limit yourself to two minutes. (Raise your hand to be un-muted or type an update to be read in the chat box)
- Updates from Staff (21 minutes)
Projects of Air Quality (Concern POAQC) Quarterly
Update (Renée DeVere-Oki/ Matt Jones of YSAQMD; 5
minutes) No projects were reviewed by SACOG’s Project
Level Conformity Group this quarter. The last update to the RPP
was in May. Additionally, no projects were reviewed in eastern
Solano County through MTC’s process. A list of previous
projects can be found at https://www.sacog.org/air-quality.
- Process Update: Project Level Conformity Group (Jose Luis Cáceres; 5 minutes). In 2011 the RPP formed a subcommittee tasked with reviewing and acting on PM2.5 and PM10 Project of Air Quality Concern (POAQC) determinations and hot spot analyses. The Group has been operating under the processes outlined in Attachment A since this time. SACOG staff is updating these procedures to include the handling of conformity exemption assessments for specific types of projects. Conformity exemption decisions will feed into future POAQC review processes, making this a streamlined fit. Staff will provide an overview of this process at the meeting.
- 2020 Project Delivery Update and 2021 Delivery Outlook (José Luis Cáceres; 8 minutes) Delivery was the strongest ever in Federal Fiscal Year 2020. Sponsors seeking to obligate Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program (CMAQ), Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP), and Obligation Authority (OA) should submit by December 1, 2020, to maximize odds for delivery.
- Regional Active Transportation Program call for projects (Victoria Cacciatore; 15 minutes) SACOG staff released the Regional Active Transportation Program application materials on September 1. SACOG will competitively distribute $11,773,000 of Active Transportation Program funding to projects and programs in El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba counties to increase biking and walking. Electronic-only applications are due Thursday, December 3, by 4 p.m.
- Sacramento Region Parks and Trails Strategic Development Plan Update (Victoria Cacciatore; 10 minutes) Staff is working to identify a regional trail network and priority projects that will provide benefits ranging from increased health and safety to decreased vehicle miles traveled, while also providing opportunities for recreation and tourism in the region. Over the summer, local agency and partner staff provided perspective on how trail connections embody the goals found in local plans and what opportunities and challenges exist for increased implementation of trail connections. See the staff report for more information.
- Other Matters
The next meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. will be rescheduled to an earlier date. Please visit www.sacog.org for more information.
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This agenda and attachments are available on SACOG’s website at www.sacog.org. SACOG is accessible to the disabled. As required by Section 202 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Federal Rules and Regulations adopted in implementation thereof, a person who requires a modification or accommodation, auxiliary aids or services in order to participate in a public meeting, including receiving this agenda and attachments in an alternative format, should contact SACOG by phone at 916-321-9000, e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or in person as soon as possible and preferably at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Parking is available at 15th and K Streets.