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Fresno COG Boards, Committees and Commissions

Attached are descriptions of each of Fresno COG’s standing or advisory boards, committees and commissions, as well as Valleywide committees that Fresno COG actively participates in. These groups offer the organization an excellent opportunity for expanding public participation opportunities during the transportation planning process through active membership, presentations made and received, and attendance at these open meetings. Click on the links below to find out more about each group, who staffs them and how to get involved with the work they are doing.

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“The Fresno COG offices and restrooms are ADA accessible. Representatives or individuals with disabilities should contact Fresno COG at (559) 233-4148, at least 3 days in advance, to request auxiliary aids and/or translation services necessary to participate in the public meeting / public hearing. If Fresno COG is unable to accommodate an auxiliary aid or translation request for a public hearing, after receiving proper notice, the hearing will be continued on a specified date when accommodations are available.”

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Valleywide Committees

Fresno COG Committees, Commissions and Boards

Active Transportation Program Multidisciplinary Advisory Group
The Active Transportation Program (ATP) Multidisciplinary Advisory Group (MAG) assists in the development and update of the program guidelines and scoring criteria, and participates in the evaluation of project applications. In forming the MAG, the Subcommittee sought participants with expertise in bicycling and pedestrian transportation, including Safe Routes to Schools projects, and in projects benefiting disadvantaged communities. The representatives are geographically balanced representing tribal agencies, state agencies, FCOG, local jurisdictions in Fresno County, and non‐governmental organizations. The MAG prioritizes and ranks the applications, and ensures that 25% of available funds are dedicated to projects and programs benefiting Disadvantaged Communities as identified in the state guidelines and in the Fresno COG Regional Competitive ATP Guidelines. webpage

Airport Land Use Commission of Fresno County
The Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC) is in existence to protect the public health, safety and welfare by ensuring that orderly development and prevention of excessive noise and safety hazards around public use airports is followed in accordance to state and local laws. ALUCs prepare Compatibility Land Use Plans (CLUP), establish the policies on land uses around the airport ensuring they are compatible with airport operations, evaluate the compatibility of proposed local agency land use policy actions with the relevant provisions in the CLUP, and they review individual development projects to ensure they are within the noise and safety standards in accordance with state laws and the CLUP. webpage

Association for the Beautification of Highway 99
The Association for the Beautification of Highway 99 was formed in 1998. Its members include concerned businessmen, community activists, government agency staff and elected officials. The group’s role is to advise Caltrans, Fresno County, and the cities of Fresno, Fowler, Selma, and Kingsburg on matters relating to the aesthetics of Highway 99. Fresno COG provides staff support to the Association, and also funded the Highway 99 Beautification Master Plan of 2000, and the updated to the 2000 Master Plan which will be completed in late 2016. The Committee typically meets bimonthly at the Fresno COG, on the fourth Monday of the month.  webpage

Congestion Management Process (CMP) Steering Committee
The CMP was developed to provide guidance to the congestion management process, which is required by the federal planning regulations. The CMP Steering Committee consists of representatives from the local cities/the County, Caltrans, transit operators, and the general public. The CMP Steering Committee has extensive technical expertise in traffic engineering, and provides advice on subjects such as traffic monitoring, traffic congestion, system performance, etc. The Committee currently works with Fresno COG on the CMP Update, and reviews and approves important matrix such as performance measures, CMP network, etc.  webpage

Environmental Justice Subcommittee
Fresno COG is now convening an Environmental Justice Advisory Group, structured to serve as a subcommittee of Fresno COG’s Transportation Technical Committee (TTC). 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 Plans. The subcommittee 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 Fresno COG Policy Board approved 11 positions on the EJ Advisory Subcommittee.  webpage

Fresno COG Policy Board
Policy decisions are made by the Fresno COG Policy Board. The Board is composed of the mayors of each incorporated city and the Chairman of the County Board of Supervisors, or their designated elected representatives. The Fresno COG Policy Board meets on the last Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at Fresno COG.  webpage

Fresno County Model Steering Committee
The Fresno County Model Steering Committee oversees improvements and updates to the travel demand model. The Model Steering Committee is a subcommittee of the Fresno COG Transportation Technical Committee that meets as needed. The model and its assumptions are continually updated based upon the latest planning information.  webpage

Measure C Citizen Oversight Committee
The Measure C Citizen Oversight Committee was developed as an advisory body to the Fresno COG Board and the Fresno County Transportation Authority, to inform the public, and to ensure that the Measure C funding program revenues and expenditures are spent as promised to the public. Fresno COG staffs the Committee and provides technical and administrative assistance to support and publicize the Committee’s activities, with the staff assignment subject to approval of the Committee. The Committee meets as deemed necessary on the second Thursday of the month at Fresno COG.  webpage

Measure C New Technology Committee
A The Measure C New Technology Committee works in an advisory fashion to assist COG staff prior to releasing grant applications, by reviewing and updating specific subprogram goals, scope and criteria for project solicitation and selection, and developing a draft timeline for distribution of  funds.  The committee consists of Fresno COG staff, industry, academia, public, and transit members.  webpage

Measure C New Technology Multidisciplinary Advisory Committee
A 12-member Measure C New Technology Multidisciplinary Advisory Group (New Tech MAG) has been established for purposes of reviewing, evaluating, scoring and recommending projects for funding as directed by the Fresno COG Policy Board and the Fresno County Transportation Authority Board. The New Tech MAG will make advisory recommendations to the Fresno COG Policy Board and Fresno County Transportation Authority regarding Measure C New Technology Program project funding.  webpage

Measure C Transit Oriented Development Advisory Committee
The Measure C TOD Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) was formed to provide guidance to the development of the Measure C TOD program. The TOD program was created as part of the transportation sales measure, Measure C, to encourage transit supportive land use, and boost transit ridership. The TOD TAC developed the TOD program guidelines and policies, which provides guidance for the annual award of grant under the TOD program. The TOD TAC also makes recommendations for any revision or update related to the TOD program Guidelines and Policies.  webpage

Measure C TOD Scoring Committee
The Measure C TOD Scoring Committee was created to provide funding recommendation for the Measure C TOD program. The TOD Scoring Committee meets annually. The Committee reviews the TOD grant applications, scores the projects, and makes funding recommendation to Fresno COG’s TTC/PAC, and Policy Board. The TOD Scoring Committee consists of COG’s member jurisdictions, Fresno County Transportation Authority (FCTA), transit operator, and public members.  webpage

Needs Assessment Committee
As a result of Fresno COG’s 2014 RTP/SCS update process, this committee was formed to guide the commissioning of a Transportation Needs Assessment study. The Committee identified the scope for the Needs Assessment study, and reviewed and provided comments to the regional gap analysis and the transportation connectivity/accessibility analysis which is part of the Needs Assessment study and currently being conducted by a consultant team.  webpage

Policy Advisory Committee
The Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) is composed of the Chief Administrative Officer or City Manager of each member agency or their designated representative. With the exception of urgency matters, all items must first be considered by the PAC before submission to the Policy Board. The PAC meets on the second Friday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at Fresno COG.  webpage

Regional Transportation Plan Roundtable
This committee guides the development of Fresno COG’s Regional Transportation Plan during the time when the Plan is being updated. RTP’s must be updated every 4 years. Membership typically includes Fresno COG staff, Caltrans, member agency representatives, interested stakeholders, transportation sector representatives, business and education representatives and the public-at-large.  webpage

Social Services Transportation Advisory Council
The Fresno COG Policy Board established its Social Service Transportation Advisory Council (SSTAC) in 1988 to aid in its review of transit issues with emphasis on the annual identification of transit needs within Fresno County. Transit needs include the needs of transit dependent and transit disadvantaged persons, including the elderly, disabled and persons of limited means. The Fresno COG’s establishment of this Advisory Council is consistent with State law (SB 498, Chapter 673, 1987) which mandates both the purpose and minimum membership of this body. All SSTAC meetings are open to the public. Citizens can request to be placed on the mailing list to receive committee agendas. SSTAC meets the third Tuesday of the month, January through June or as needed.  webpage

Transportation Technical Committee
The Transportation Technical Committee (TTC) serves as a standing committee that reviews materials and issues monthly before forwarding them to the Policy Advisory Committee. Membership includes member agency staff and representatives from a wide variety of transportation and community interest groups. The TTC meets on the second Friday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at Fresno COG. webpage