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Fresno COG’s 2021 Calendar of Meetings and Events

A printable monthly pdf calendar is now available to view and download at this link. This calendar will be updated as meetings are scheduled or changed then republished with the date it was last edited. 

Opportunities for Community Engagement

As part of the 2021 Regional Safety Plan and Local Road Safety Plan, more than 800 of your neighbors have told us about the traffic safety issues they encounter when traveling around Fresno County. With this second survey and interactive map, we’re asking you to help us match spots that don’t feel safe with proven safety solutions.

Fresno COG is in the process of updating their Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). The Fresno Council of Governments’ (COG) Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) is a long-term blueprint of our region’s transportation system. RTPs are conducted every four years and are plans for twenty years into the future, with the participation of dozens of transportation and infrastructure specialists. The plan identifies and analyzes transportation needs of the Fresno County region and creates a framework for transportation project priorities. Stay up-to-date on the RTP’s update progress by visiting our dedicated website at www.planfresno.com

 

As part of the update effort Fresno Council of Governments is hosting several in-person and virtual community meetings, August 31 through September 22, 2021. At these workshops we will be asking community members to comment on three draft future plans called Sustainable Communities Strategies that are part of the Regional Transportation Plan currently being updated. The plans join land use and regional transportation planning strategies to do the following:  Sustainable Communities Strategies Fall Outreach

Measure C Half Cent Sales Tax Program, Renewal Work

In 1986, Fresno County voters passed Measure C, a half-cent sales tax aimed at improving the overall quality of Fresno County’s transportation system, including the County and all 15 cities within the County. In its first 20 years, Measure C delivered more than $1 billion of improvements to state highways, county roadways and city streets, along with the construction of over 50 new lanes of Freeway throughout the County. As a result of the successful original measure, in November 2006 Fresno County voters chose to extend Measure C for additional 20 years; 2007-2027. With the Measure Extension coming closer to expiration, work has begun to develop a new extension plan renewal. This effort involves extensive public engagement. For more information about the renewal effort, visit www.measurec.com

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For Your Information:

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.

 

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 https://www.fresnocog.org/agenda.

Fresno COG’s 2020 Public Participation Plan

The PPP is a plan intended to give Fresno COG’s Policy Board and staff guidance in providing for public involvement and interagency consultation early and often during the regional planning process. It contains policies, guidelines, processes and procedures Fresno COG commits to implementing while seeking and fostering open public involvement during the decision-making process, regarding all matters within discretion. The PPP also identifies opportunities to be involved in the metropolitan transportation planning process.  All documents are available for review or download at www.fresnocog.org or in hard copy at Fresno COG’s offices.

Appendix-B: Tribal Consultation Plan

 

Fresno COG’s notice to the public regarding Title VI

Notifying the Public of Rights Under Title VI – In English and Spanish

  • Fresno Council of Governments operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with the Fresno Council of Governments.
  • Fresno Council of Governments opera sus programas y servicios sin distinción de raza, color y origen nacional, de conformidad con el Título VI del Acta de Derechos Civiles. Cualquier persona que cree o que ha sido perjudicada por una práctica discriminatoria ilegal bajo el Título VI, puede presentar una queja con Fresno Council of Governments.

For more information on Fresno Council of Governments civil rights program, and the procedures to file a complaint, contact 559-233-4148; email parnest@fresnocog.org; or visit our website at www.fresnocog.org. (click on “About COG” then the “Get Involved” tab)

A complaint may be filed directly with the Federal Transit administration by filing a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights, Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor – TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20590.

  • If information is needed in another language, contact 559-233-4148.
  • Si se necesita información en otro idioma, comuníquese con 559-233-4148.
    (This notice is posted in the Fresno COG reception area and meeting rooms.)

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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