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.
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.
The National Association of Regional Councils recognized City of Paso Robles Council Member Fred Strong and Stanislaus County Supervisor Vito Chiesa for their excellence in regional leadership.
SANDAG, SCAG, and MTC receive national awards for planning excellence awards.
Writing to the local paper, TAMC Exec Debbie Hale does the right thing by publicly thanking her state Legislators for their histroric vote on SB 1.
The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency is using innovative solutions restore Lake Tahoe's historic water clarity.
Where is all the Oleander? Part of the answer is Proposition 1B that set aside $1 billion for Highway 99. Overall, the program "over delivered" by completing 17 projects instead of 13. That is more projects in less time and under budget. That is a good story.
In 2016, fourteen local transportation "special" sales tax measures went on county ballots that required a two-thirds majority to pass. Thirteen of them received a super-majority approval rate of 55%. But only six passed.