SB743 Local Assistance Program and Regional Guidelines Development

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In order to help the region with the implementation of SB 743, Fresno COG has taken the lead role in developing SB 743 regional guidelines, which can be adapted by local governments for their needs and purposes. SB 743 will take full effect on July 1, 2020, and will have profound impacts on how local governments and other lead agencies approve their development projects during the CEQA process. Objectives of the program include:

 

  • Develop screening criteria
  • Recommend Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) threshold
  • Recommend a metric and threshold for transportation projects
  • Develop a VMT calculation tool that will be hosted on Fresno COG’s website
  • Identify VMT mitigation measures
  • Recommend VMT threshold for plans.

 

 

Project Documents

 

Project Team Kick-off meeting August 29,2019:

 

Project Team meeting October 28, 2019

 

Project Team meeting November 20, 2019

 

Project Team meeting January 30, 2020

 

For more information concerning this project, contact Kristine Cai at kcai@fresnocog.org or (559) 233-4148 x 215 or

Braden Duran at bduran@fresnocog.org or (559) 233-4148 x 217

 

Fresno COG offices will be closed on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 in observance of Caesar Chavez Day.

Fresno COG Office Operations: Consistent with protocols being followed by state and local public agencies, in light of the COVID -19 crisis, beginning today March 19, 2020, the majority of Fresno COG staff will be telecommuting from home.

Regional Transportation Mitigation Fee (RTMF) Collection: Fresno COG will continue to collect RTMF mitigation fees, however RTMF payments will only be collected on Monday and Tuesday until March 31st or until the COVID-19 situation is mitigated to a level deemed safe by public health officials.

Senior Taxi Scrip Program: Seniors who live in Fresno County will still be able to purchase senior taxi scrip via mail.