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SCAG launches Connect SoCal; Will host series of public workshops in Orange County

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) on formally launched Connect SoCal, the agency’s 2020-2045 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy.

At its annual Regional Conference and General Assembly in Palm Desert, SCAG announced a series of public workshops beginning this month – including three in Orange County – to engage residents and stakeholders in the planning and visioning process for the 25-year plan.

“Long-term planning is critical to shaping the future of Southern California – a region of 19 million people, and growing,” said Bill Jahn, President of SCAG. “Connect SoCal will be our most comprehensive region plan to date, but we need the public’s involvement. These workshops will provide insight into where our growth is occurring, and allow participants to provide input on how to keep the region moving in the right direction.”

The SCAG region is one of the fastest-growing population and economic centers in the United States, and is expected to add 4 million people over the next quarter-century.

“Connect SoCal will present a long-range vision that balances future mobility and housing needs with economic, environmental and public health goals,” said Kome Ajise, SCAG’s Executive Director.

Here are the workshops scheduled for Orange County:

May 14, 4-6 p.m., Aliso Viejo City Council Chambers, 12 Journey, Suite 150, Aliso Viejo

May 17, 4-6 p.m., ARTIC Anaheim, 200 S. Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim

May 23, 3-5 p.m., OCTA (Conference Room 07), 550 S. Main St., Orange

This article was released by the Southern California Association of Governments.