In 2015, Western Riverside Council of Governments took over the management of a habitat conservation plan to protect the Stephen Kangaroo Rat as a way to achieve governmental efficiencies and reduce costs. It working for WRCOG and the rats.
The second class of the California Academy for Regional Leaders includes 26 up and coming professional staff from regional agencies across the state as well as representatives from Caltrans, Federal Highways Administration, and transit agencies.
South Bay Cities Council of Government work with member cities to consolidate purchasing power to create a ring of broadband fiber that will improve transportation management and, in the future, can be used for other services to spur the local economy.
WRCOG starts a bi-weekly podcast to inform its members and the public about its programs.
Imperial County Transportation Commission expands ability to serve member communities under AB 335 (Garcia).
Fresno COG's offers a Circuit Planner and Engineer program that offers contract planning and engineer services to its member city and counties.
Need to get to Yosemite Valley without a car? For 20 years, the Merced County Association of Governments staffs and operates the Yosemite Area Regional Transit Service (YARTS).
WRCOG helps local jurisdictions purchase streetlamps from utilities, improve lighting, and save money.
Many people associate regional governments with transportation planning and SB 375. But they are so much more. Skipping the history of regional governments, we cut to the chase with nine takeaways.
WRCOG executie director explains that Councils of Governments (COGs) are flexible (vague) institutions well-positioned to provide cost-effective regional approaches to issues affecting individual localities.
Former NARC executive director discusses the potential of "regional charters" as a means of improving the governance to address the critical problems many communities face.