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Regional Sustainable Infrastructure Planning Grant Program

Fresno COG would like to invite you to participate in a workshop for cycle 3 of the Regional Sustainable Infrastructure Planning Grant Program (RSIPGP) on Wednesday, May 6, 2019 from 2pm-4pm.  This will be our second workshop in a series to discuss the RSIPGP cycle 3 draft guidelines, application and scoring criteria.  Agenda will be sent out prior to the workshop and workshop materials will be provided at the workshop.

 

Date:     Wednesday, May 6, 2019

Time:    2:00-4:00 P.M.

Fresno COG Ash Room

 

2019 Unmet Transit Needs – Public Comments Process

Do you or someone you know have a public transit need that is not being met?

The Fresno Council of Government’s (FCOG)

View or print this public notice in Spanish

View or print this public notice in English

 

The Fresno Council of Governments (COG) will hold a public hearing for the annual Unmet Transit Needs Process beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at the Fresno Council of Governments, Sequoia Room, 2035 Tulare St., Suite 201, Fresno, California.

 

The Fresno COG Policy Board will take comments at the Unmet Transit Needs public hearing on public transportation needs within the Fresno County region that are reasonable to meet during the 2019-20 fiscal year.  In addition to this public hearing, COG conducted outreach meetings throughout the County. Transit agencies involved in this process include Fresno Area Express, Fresno County Rural Transit Agency, Clovis Transit, and Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission. For additional information, please visit www.fresnocog.org or contact Jeff Long, Fresno Area Express at (559) 621-1436.

 

Individuals with disabilities may call Fresno COG (with 3-working-day advance notice) to request auxiliary aids necessary to participate in the public hearing.  Translation services are available (with 3-working-day advance notice) to participants speaking any language with available professional translation services.

To receive more information about available transit and the Unmet Transit Needs process, visit our webpage:

 

Public Transit Planning

 

Available Measure C Citizen Oversight Committee positions: 

There are currently two vacancies on the committee to fill 4-year terms:

  • Two positions for a Community Organization Representatives  (Organization/agency must provide applicant with a letter of recommendation.)
  • One for the unincorporated rural area west of State Route 99 (Supervisorial District 1)

DEADLINE: Applicants need to complete the attached application form and submit it to Fresno COG. The positions will remain open until filled. View the application

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

 

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 https://www.fresnocog.org/agenda.

 

For Your Information:

Fresno COG’s notice to the public regarding Title VI

Notifying the Public of Rights Under Title VIIn 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.