12th Annual San Joaquin Valley Policy Conference
Piece by Piece: Building, Collecting, Connecting, MARCH 8 - 10, 2017
The Falls Conference Center
4105 W. Fig Garden Drive, Fresno CA 93722
REGISTER HERE! Registration is open, sign up today!
About the Conference: The Annual San Joaquin Valley Policy Conference is hosted by the San Joaquin Valley Regional Policy Council, representing eight counties within the San Joaquin Valley from Kern to San Joaquin County. This forum provides an excellent avenue for our Valley to communicate on regional issues that impact the entire San Joaquin Valley region. Issues such as transportation, air quality and state and federal advocacy for community priorities will be covered at this conference. more...
Environmental Justice Advisory Committee - applications now available and due by March 1, 2017
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:
- -African American
- -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 firstname.lastname@example.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:
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
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 email@example.com. 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.