Mission Statement

The 18 cities and county government are SANDAG, the San Diego Association of Governments. This public agency serves as the forum for regional decision-making. SANDAG builds consensus; makes strategic plans; obtains and allocates resources; plans, engineers, and builds public transportation, and provides information on a broad range of topics pertinent to the region's quality of life.

Who makes up SANDAG?

SANDAG is governed by a Board of Directors composed of mayors, councilmembers, and county supervisors from each of the region's 19 local governments. Supplementing these voting members are advisory representatives from Imperial County, the U.S. Department of Defense, Caltrans, San Diego Unified Port District, Metropolitan Transit System, North County Transit District, San Diego County Water Authority, Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association, and Mexico. Policy Advisory Committees assist the Board of Directors in carrying out the agency’s work program. The Board of Directors is assisted by a professional staff of planners, engineers, and research specialists.

Commitment to Equity Statement

We hold ourselves accountable to the communities we serve. We acknowledge we have much to learn and much to change; and we firmly uphold equity and inclusion for every person in the San Diego region. This includes historically underserved, systemically marginalized groups impacted by actions and inactions at all levels of our government and society.

We have an obligation to eliminate disparities and ensure that safe, healthy, accessible, and inclusive opportunities are available to everyone. In 2021, SANDAG will develop an equity action plan that will inform how we plan, prioritize, fund, and build projects and programs; frame how we work with our communities; define how we recruit and develop our employees; guide our efforts to conduct unbiased research and interpret data; and set expectations for companies and stakeholders that work with us.

We are committed to creating a San Diego region where every person who visits, works, and lives can thrive.

Learn more about SANDAG’s Commitment to Equity

Legislative Program

The Legislative Program is approved by the Board of Directors on an annual basis. The program includes the agency's legislative policies and sets priorities for possible federal and state legislation and local activities for the calendar year.

Public Involvement

The SANDAG Public Participation Plan is designed to inform and involve the region's residents in the decision-making process on issues such as growth, transportation, environmental management, housing, open space, air quality, energy, fiscal management, economic development, and public safety.

We encourage your participation at SANDAG Board of DirectorsTransportation CommitteeRegional Planning CommitteeBorders Committee, and Public Safety Committee meetings, as well as other technical working groups and ad hoc committees.

Region, our monthly Enewsletter, is one good way to stay informed and involved.

You also can follow us on Facebook at SANDAGregion, Instagram at SANDAGregion, Twitter at SANDAG, and YouTube at SANDAGregion.

Speakers are available to talk and listen to your community group or other organization about SANDAG programs and projects. To schedule a speaker, contact our Speakers Bureau at speakersbureau@sandag.org for more information.


All meetings listed on the website are public meetings, and anyone is welcome to participate. You also may contact the SANDAG Clerk of the Board at clerk@sandag.org or (619) 699-1912 to request agenda information.

SANDAG allows use of its meeting room facilities by local, state, and federal government entities for government business. The meeting rooms are not available for use by the general public. Approval for use of the facilities is determined by the Administrative Services Manager, who can be reached at (619) 699-1900. Those interested in utilizing SANDAG meeting room facilities must provide the Administrative Services Manager with the purpose of the meeting, the name of the government entity hosting the meeting, desired date and time, seating capacity needs, and audio-visual and related technology requirements. There may be a charge for use of SANDAG meeting room facilities. Parking validation will not be provided by SANDAG for meetings held by other government entities. View a list of parking garages and lots near SANDAG.


Each May, the SANDAG Board adopts an overall work program and budget with federal, state, and local funds to support the Association's regional responsibilities.