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.

Provide your feedback on Network Concepts by October 31
Throughout October, you can review and provide input on three transportation network concepts – Shared Mobility, Connected Corridors, and Policy Possibilities. Each concept includes transit, active transportation, and roadway projects, which emphasize different priorities, programs, projects, and policies. Learn about the network concepts, projects, and performance measures.

There are several opportunities to share your input. Spread the word and help SANDAG develop a plan that supports regional mobility, the economy, and improves our overall quality of life. View the flier (English/Spanish).

Survey
Take a quick survey and provide your input by October 31.

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Community Conversations
Join SANDAG Board members for an interactive presentation to learn about the network concepts, ask questions, and provide input.

Thursday, October 18 from 6-7:30 p.m. in East County (RSVP on Facebook) (Flier in Spanish)
Hosted by El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells and La Mesa Councilmember Kristine Alessio
La Mesa Arts Academy, 4200 Parks Avenue, La Mesa 91941

Tuesday, October 23 from 6-7:30 p.m. in North County Coastal (RSVP on Facebook) (Flier in Spanish)
Hosted by Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear and Solana Beach Mayor David Zito
La Colonia Community Center, 715 Valley Avenue, Solana Beach 92075

Thursday, October 25 from 6-7:30 p.m. in North County Inland * (RSVP on Facebook) (Flier in Spanish)
Hosted by Escondido Mayor Sam Abed and Poway Mayor Steve Vaus
Escondido Library, Turrentine Room, 239 S. Kalmia Street, Escondido 92025

Saturday, October 27 from 2-3:30 p.m. in Central San Diego* (RSVP on Facebook) (Flier in Spanish)
Hosted by Del Mar Councilmember and SANDAG Board Chair Terry Sinnott and San Diego City Councilmember and MTS Board Chair Georgette Gómez
Cherokee Point Elementary School, Multipurpose Room, 3735 38th Street, San Diego 92105

* Spanish interpretation services provided. Spanish speaking staff members will be present at all events.

Previous Community Events

Open House
Tuesday, October 16 from 4-7 p.m. 

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

  • Regional Plan Overview (Timeline, Goals and Objectives, What We Heard)
  • What is a Network Concept? (Projects and Services, Programs and Policies)
  • Concept A: Shared Mobility (Overview, 2050 Highway/Transit and Bikeway maps)
  • Concept B: Connected Corridors (Overview, 2050 Highway/Transit and Bikeway maps)
  • Concept C: Policy Possibilities (Overview, 2050 Highway/Transit and Bikeway maps)
  • Performance Measures (Performance Measures, Social Equity Analysis, Comparison of Key Performance Results for Concepts A/B/C)

  • Community Conversations

    Monday, October 15 from 6-7:30 p.m. in South County (Flier in Spanish)
    Hosted by Chula Vista Mayor Mary Casillas Salas and Coronado Mayor Richard Bailey

    Wednesday, October 17 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Central San Diego (Flier in Spanish)
    Hosted by San Diego City Council President Myrtle Cole and National City Mayor Ron Morrison

    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. In early 2018, a series of white papers were prepared to inform development of the 2019 Regional Plan: Emerging TechnologiesClimate ChangePublic Health, and Economic Prosperity.

    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. 

    Timeline

    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. Staff reviewed responses and comments from the open houses and survey, and prepared a summary of input (English | Español); this input was used to develop transportation network concepts for review and input in October 2018.

    Network Themes 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.

    To receive updates about opportunities to provide input, please subscribe  to our mailing list.

     
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    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.

    To receive updates about opportunities to provide input, please subscribe to our mailing list.