Community Input

Community input is critical to creating a Regional 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.

Stay Connected
Make sure you’re subscribed to receive updates about the development of the Regional Plan and how to get involved. 

SANDAG Spotlight Videos
Watch our new video series with SANDAG planners to learn about the essentials of developing the 2021 Regional Plan. Follow SANDAG on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube to find out when new videos are released.

Informational Panel Presentations
Follow these videos as industry experts and staff share key information with the SANDAG Board of Directors about why and how we’re developing the 2021 Regional Plan. You also can attend or listen live to upcoming Board meetings.

5 Big Moves Webinar Series
Learn more about each of the 5 Big Moves and how the public and private sectors are embracing these innovations by watching the 5 Big Moves webinar series.

Visit the Vision Lab
The SANDAG Vision Lab is a collaborative space for community members, elected officials, working groups, industry leaders, and SANDAG staff to discuss ideas, data, and tools for developing our regional transportation vision. 

Visit the Vision Lab to discuss development of the 2021 Regional Plan with SANDAG staff and share your input, explore interactive maps that show where people live and work around our region, and learn how the 5 Big Moves can improve your commute and the environment.

Explore Data About Where People Live and Work
SANDAG conducted an analysis to better understand where employment centers are in the region, what industries are located there, where the employees in these areas live, and how they commute. This quantitative data will help identify critical transportation connections throughout the region to support development of a bold new vision in 5 Big Moves. You can explore this data in our interactive mapping tool.

Share Your Ideas
To provide input online, complete this form (English | Español) or email

Developing the 2021 Regional Plan
The SANDAG Board of Directors unanimously approved an action plan to develop a bold new vision for the Regional Plan on Friday, February 22, 2019. This innovative transportation system will strive to get people where they need to go quickly, exceed the state’s new greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets, and support local jurisdictions’ achievement of local Climate Action Plan goals.

On Friday, April 26, 2019, the SANDAG Board, all its Policy Advisory Committees, and the Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee gathered in a first-ever joint meeting to discuss initial ideas for transforming the region’s transportation system. These key strategies – known as 5 Big Moves – will set the framework for a new regional transportation vision for the 2021 Regional Plan. 

This new vision for the future will build on the significant public input received so far, as well as consider cutting edge technologies, social equity, sustainability, supporting land use and housing, and economic opportunities. Visit our video library to watch updates about the next steps for developing the vision, including messages from SANDAG Chair Steve Vaus and Vice Chair Catherine Blakespear. Learn more about developing the vision for the 2021 Regional Plan.  


Public Involvement Plan
In May 2019, SANDAG updated the Public Involvement Plan (PIP) for the 2021 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 12 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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