Title VI Program

SJCOG complies with Title VI of the civil Rights Act to ensure that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, or national origin be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity.

Title VI Complaint Procedures

As required by Chapter IV of the Circular, SJCOG has developed a process for investigating all Title VI complaints. Members of the public may file a signed, written complaint within sixty (60) calendar days from the date of alleged discrimination. Full details for filing a complaint and SJCOG’s procedures for investigating complaints can be found in the Title VI Compliance Report.

The complaint should include (at a minimum) the following information:     
  • Name, mailing address and contact information (telephone number, email address, etc.)
  • Basis of complaint (i.e. race, color, or national origin)
  • Date of alleged discriminatory act(s)
  • How, when, where, and why the Complainant alleges he/she was discriminated against. Include the location, names, and contact information of any witnesses.
  • Other relevant information
The Complaint form | Formulario de denuncia española should be sent by mail to:

Steve Dial, Deputy Executive Director/CFO
San Joaquin Council of Governments
555 East Weber Avenue
Stockton, CA 95202

Record of Investigations, Complaints, & Lawsuits

  • There have been no Title VI lawsuits to date
  • There have been no Title VI investigations or complaints to date

Meaningful Access to Limited English Proficient (LEP)


Presidential Executive Order 13166 requires federal agencies to implement measures to ensure that people who speak limited English have meaningful access to federally conducted and federally funded programs and activities, consistent with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

SJCOG’s LEP Plan outlines the full outreach plan for individuals with LEP. Key elements of this plan include: 
  • Spanish speaking translators available upon request for meetings and workshops
  • Selected RTP materials in Spanish language
  • RTP Executive Summary available in Spanish on the SJCOG website