SANDAG Open House Workshops this Month on 2019 Regional Plan

 The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) is developing San Diego Forward: The 2019-2050 Regional Plan (2019 Regional Plan), which will provide a big-picture vision for our region over the next 30 years, and your input is wanted! 

The Regional Plan is updated every four years and the current plan was adopted in 2015. As SANDAG develops the 2019 Regional Plan, even more opportunities are being created for the community to learn about the development of this comprehensive planning document, its importance for the San Diego region, and how to weigh in and provide input on the future of the region’s transportation networks. Participating in this process is simple, and one of the most effective and meaningful ways community members can help guide how our region evolves. 

One of the first opportunities to get involved is approaching on Monday, April 23. SANDAG will host two open houses to collect initial input about transportation-related themes and issues that will guide the development of draft transportation scenarios – groups of potential projects, services, or programs.  

Open houses will be hosted from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Caltrans District 11 office, 4050 Taylor Street, San Diego, CA 92110. These will be the first in a series of open houses held throughout the region through May 3. (View flier in English/Español) At the open houses, you can provide input on what our transportation network should look like in 30 years and what transportation issues are most important for your quality of life. If you can’t attend, you can provide input by completing an online survey at SDForward.com between April 23 – May 10. Community members also are encouraged to subscribe to receive email updates about other opportunities to get involved in the development of the plan.  

The 2019 Regional Plan will provide a comprehensive path forward for the future of our region, forecasting various components such as population, where people will live, and where they will work. The plan will consider land use, transportation, open space, technology, and greenhouse gas reduction strategies to craft the overarching vision for the future. Your input is a vital part of the development process, as the 2019 Regional Plan intends to address the needs of diverse communities and constituencies throughout San Diego County.  

Input from these open houses will be used to develop draft transportation network scenarios, which will be available for public input in summer 2018. A preferred scenario, which will form the core of the 2019 Regional Plan, will be selected by the Board of Directors in fall 2018.  

SANDAG values and encourages community input, and the agency is excited to hear what you would like to see in your future community. Spread the word and help SANDAG develop a plan that supports the economy, regional mobility, and improves our overall quality of life. Tell your friends and neighbors they can have a voice in the transportation network over the next 30 years. This is your opportunity to be a part of shaping our region’s future!   

Find out about upcoming opportunities to provide input at the places you frequent or from groups you follow in your community. To learn more about the visions, goals, and policy objectives for the 2019 Regional Plan and how you can get involved, visit SDForward.com and sign up to receive email updates.