SJCOG staff is also actively involved on valleywide committees that meet regularly on issues of mutual interest. In addition to the committees or groups listed below, the San Joaquin Valley MPOs are also active in the state’s high-speed rail efforts, the promotion of State Route 99, goods movement through the Valley, RTP/SCS development, and other areas of mutual concern. Together they have developed a San Joaquin Valley Council of Governments website: www.sjvcogs.org


San Joaquin Valley Regional Planning Agencies Directors Committee


The Directors' Committee is comprised of the eight executive directors of each of the MPOs / RTPAs in the San Joaquin Valley. This includes the San Joaquin Council of Governments, Stanislaus Council of Governments, Council of Fresno County Governments, Kern Council of Governments, Kings County Association of Governments, Madera County Transportation Commission, Merced County Association of Governments, and Tulare County Association of Governments.

The committee provides a forum for the executive directors of the eight valley MPOs / RTPAs to discuss and collaborate on issues of regional importance, and that impact the entire region such as transportation, air quality, and advocacy efforts. The directors' committee works on the staff level at building consensus between the eight MPOs on items that, when implemented by individual Regional Planning Agencies, results in a single vision for the entire San Joaquin Valley.

Meetings


Directors' committee meetings are held regularly in alternating locations in the valley. These meetings are open to the public and there is an opportunity on every agenda for the public to offer comments.

Meeting agendas and minutes can be found on the San Joaquin Valley Regional Planning Policy Council Agenda page under Planning Agency Meetings.


San Joaquin Valley Regional Policy Council


The Regional Policy Council is a sixteen member board that consists of two elected officials from each of the eight Regional Transportation Planning Agencies in the San Joaquin Valley. This includes the San Joaquin Council of Governments, Stanislaus Council of Governments, Council of Fresno County Governments, Kern Council of Governments, Kings County Association of Governments, Madera County Transportation Commission, Merced County Association of Governments, and Tulare County Association of Governments.

The Policy Council was established in 2006 to provide a forum for the Valley to communicate, discuss and collaborate on issues that impact the entire region such as transportation, air quality, and advocacy efforts. The Policy Council works regionally to build consensus on items that, when implemented by individual Regional Planning Agencies, results in a single vision for the entire San Joaquin Valley.

Meetings


Policy Council meetings are held regularly in alternating locations in the Valley. These meetings are open to the public and there is an opportunity on every agenda for the public to offer comments.

Meeting agendas and minutes can be found on the San Joaquin Valley Regional Planning Policy Council Agenda page under Policy Council Meetings.

Megaregion Working  Group


The Megaregion Working Group is a twelve member working group that consists of four board members from the San Joaquin Council of Governments, four board members from the Sacramento Area Council of Governments, and four commissioners from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. The working group represents 16 counties and 136 cities with a total population of nearly 11 million people stretching from the Central Valley and Bay Area to the Sierra Nevada Foothills.

The working group is responsible for conducting a number of state and federally mandated planning and programming responsibilities, including the maintenance of long-range Regional Transportation Plans and Sustainable Communities Strategies.

Meetings


The Megaregion Working Group will meet at least three times each year to guide the coordination efforts and work of the MPO Partners. Meeting agendas can be found in the agenda center here

Presentations