Community Input

Community input is critical to creating a plan that reflects the varied values, needs, and interests of the San Diego region's residents and businesses. SANDAG is committed to engaging a broad and diverse cross-section of the San Diego region during the development of the Plan. Make sure you’re subscribed to receive updates about the development of the Plan and how to get involved.

Timeline Update
On September 14, the SANDAG Board approved an extended timeline that allows for an additional round of public input on transportation networks for the 2019 Regional Plan. Public input gathered in spring 2018 is being used to develop three network concepts that will be available for initial public and SANDAG policymaker review and input in October 2018. Feedback on these concepts will then be used to develop draft scenarios for further review and input in winter 2019. Then, the Board will select a preferred transportation network scenario to serve as the basis for the 2019 Regional Plan. 


How are Regional Plan transportation networks developed? 
Draft transportation network scenarios are developed considering a variety of factors, including regional needs, emerging technologies, the environment, health communities, and the economy. Watch this series of informational videos to explore the  network scenario  development process, and learn about the types of transportation  projects,  programs and services, and technology  that could be included in the 2019 Regional Plan.

2019 Regional Plan Transportation Network Themes 
SANDAG hosted seven open houses throughout the region (April 23-May 3) and a survey (April 23-May 10) to gather input on transportation network themes. Thank you to everyone who participated and provided input. Your involvement is key to the development of the 2019 Regional Plan.

Staff reviewed responses and comments from the open houses and survey, and prepared a summary of input (English | Español) that will be used to develop transportation network concepts, which will be available for public input in October 2018.

Open house materials (by station, in English and Spanish)

2019 Regional Plan Transportation Network Performance Measures Workshop 
On December 4, 2017, SANDAG hosted a workshop to gather input on the potential transportation network performance measures for San Diego Forward: The 2019-2050 Regional Plan. The thoughtful and extensive input gathered at the workshop is important to develop effective performance measures to evaluate San Diego’s future regional transportation network. 

Workshop materials: 

 Following the workshop and through December 15, 2017, more than 300 respondents provided feedback on the proposed Performance Measures through an online survey. Staff reviewed comments and developed 

Following the workshop and through December 15, 2017, more than 300 respondents provided feedback on the proposed Performance Measures through an online survey. Staff reviewed comments and developed a summary of survey input. Major community input themes include support for a vehicle miles traveled (VMT) measure, assessing health outcomes and the perception of safety, and mode- and subregional-specific metrics.

After several months of coordination and collaboration with the public, stakeholders, SANDAG Policy Advisory Committees and Working Groups, as well as an industry-led Peer Review Panel, staff presented the Draft Performance Measures to the Transportation and Regional Planning Committees on February 2, 2018. Proposed Performance Measures were presented to the Regional Planning Committee (March 2) and Transportation Committee (March 16), and final Performance Measures were approved by the Board of Directors on March 23, 2018.

Public Involvement Plan
In August 2017, SANDAG updated the Public Involvement Plan (PIP) for the 2019 Regional Plan. The PIP guides the public outreach strategies used to develop the Regional Plan. The PIP has been created based on input obtained throughout the development of the 2015 Regional Plan, including feedback from the SANDAG Board of Directors, Policy Advisory Committees, working groups, tribal governments, surveys, a wide variety of communications experts, and our regional stakeholders and partners, including a network of Community Based Organizations (CBOs).


Community Based Outreach
In order to reach out to community members who have traditionally been underserved and underrepresented in the planning process, SANDAG has partnered with 13 Community Based Organizations from around the region who serve these vulnerable populations and are part of those communities. These organizations serve as liaisons to engage stakeholders from low-income communities, limited-English speaking populations, the disabled community and seniors to ensure that their voices are heard and that their concerns are incorporated into San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan.

To learn more about our Community Based Organizations and our social equity efforts, please visit the Promoting Social Equity page.

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