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Notice of Public Listening Session: Fresno Council of Governments Federal Planning Certification Review

This is session is scheduled to receive input on how to improve the region's transportation planning process.

April 4, 2017 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Fresno COG Sequoia Conference Room

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Environmental Justice Advisory Committee - applications now available

The Environmental Justice Advisory Committee is structured to serve as a subcommittee of Fresno COG’s Transportation Technical Committee (TTC). This subcommittee would enjoy the benefits of a formalized process as it would feed into the structured, standard committee process.  The subcommittee would meet when Fresno COG staff, the TTC, the Policy Advisory Committee or the Fresno COG Policy Board request recommendations on items involving Environmental Justice populations. They would also meet to assist Fresno COG staff in setting thresholds for Environmental Justice Populations for Environmental Justice Report within each Regional Transportation Plan.  The subcommittee members would report all advisory actions to the TTC through an Environmental Justice Representative. Then the TTC’s recommendations would be referred to the Policy Advisory Committee and Fresno COG Policy Board as needed.

 

The subcommittee will have ten positions to provide full, diverse and equitable representation from designed Environmental Justice populations:

 

  • - Local agency urban
  • - East side local agency rural
  • - West side local agency rural
  • - 4 Minority representatives for the following nationalities with the highest population in Fresno County:
  •        -Hispanic
  •        -African American
  •        -Asian
  •        -American Indian
  • - 2 Low Income
  • - Senior (65 or older)
  • - Persons with disabilities

 

If you would like to apply to become a member of the Environmental Justice Advisory Committee please complete the application which is available HERE. Applications are due to Fresno COG by March 1, 2017. 

 

If you have any questions, please contact Brenda Veenendaal at brendav@fresnocog.org or 559-233-4148 x219

 

RTP Roundtable Membership Positions Still Available

As Fresno COG staff prepares to kick-off the planning process for the 2018 Regional Transportation Plan, staff has now released the application for participation on the 2018 RTP Roundtable. The 2018 RTP Roundtable will support the Fresno COG staff and COG standing committees in their planning and preparation of the 2018 Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy.  It is therefore vital to the success of the process that the RTP Roundtable consider issues that support development of the 2018 RTP/SCS and provide comments and community-based consensus that support the final decision on the RTP by the Fresno Council of Governments’ Policy Board.  RTP Roundtable application is attached.  The Policy Board approved the following membership listing at their September 29, 2016 public meeting:

 

2018 RTP Membership Listing

 

Some positions still available:  RTP Roundtable Application 


The application process will remain open for available positions until filled. 

 

Submit applications to Fresno COG staff:

Brenda Veenendaal, Senior Regional Planner

Email: brendav@fresnocog.org

FAX:  559-233-9645

Mail:  2035 Tulare Street, Suite 201, Fresno, CA 93721

 

New Fresno COG comment/question email address

If you are unsure of whom to contact at Fresno COG regarding programs, projects or COG meetings, you may email staff at comment@fresnocog.org. Your communication will be routed to the appropriate staff member and responded to promptly.

 

2016 Public Participation Plan

2016 Fresno COG Public Participation Plan - adopted July 28, 2016

 

Get involved through public meetings

Fresno COG’s standing or advisory boards, committees and commissions offer an excellent opportunity for expanding public participation opportunities during the transportation planning process. This is accomplished not only by active membership but by presentations made before them and attendance at the open meetings. Find out more about each group, who staffs them and how to get involved with the work they are doing by viewing our committees page which includes links to the meeting agendas at http://www.fresnocog.org/agenda

 

For Your Information:

Fresno COG's notice to the public regarding Title VI

Fresno COG has in place a Title VI Complaint Procedure, which outlines a process for local disposition of Title VI complaints and is consistent with guidelines found in Chapter VII of the Federal Transit Administration Circular 4702.1, dated May 26, 1988.


 

 

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