San Joaquin One Voice®

SJOneVoice_Logo_MapSan Joaquin One Voice® is SJCOG’s advocacy program for San Joaquin County promoting projects, programs and issues of regional significance to federal legislators and agencies typically through an annual trip to Washington, D.C. The purpose of One Voice® is to advocate for new or increased funding and/or new or amended legislation for issues and projects of regional significance to the San Joaquin region.

Staff will be attending an in-person advocacy trip to Washington D.C. from May 6-11, 2023. 

SJCOG released a call for projects for the 2023 One Voice® program in fall 2022. Applications were due Dec. 7, 2022.

The projects were reviewed by an ad hoc committee to provide project sponsors with comments designed to enhance their project applications. Project sponsors received those comments and were able to incorporate them into their applications as appropriate. The final projects will go to the SJCOG Board for approval on March 23. View the 2023 Regional Project list below.

  1. One Voice Approach
  2. Successes
  3. Forms
  4. 2023 Regional Projects
  5. 2022 Regional Projects

The One Voice® approach is positively recognized and viewed as a means of helping our elected federal representatives to prioritize and shepherd needed projects and programs crucial to improving infrastructure and transportation choices in San Joaquin County through the federal budget process.

Our efforts are positively recognized at the federal level and we have been encouraged to continue our collaborative approach and build upon the relationships and communications established with our federal representatives. 

With the return for "earmarks", Congress has the opportunity to augment infrastructure authorizations with discretionary appropriations benefiting specific regions while
 the federal government still distributes hundreds of billions of dollars through formula and grant programs. The San Joaquin One Voice® delegation takes this opportunity to receive counsel from legislators, legislative staff and the administration about the various federal programs and guide us on how we can successfully compete in the grant process.