Southern California Association of Governments
"Leadership, vision and progress, which promote economic growth, personal well-being, and livable communities for all Southern Californians."
The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is the largest regional planning agency in the United States, functioning as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for six counties: Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside and Ventura. The Southern California region encompasses a population exceeding 18 million people in an area of more than 38,000 square miles. As the designated MPO, SCAG develops regional plans for transportation, growth management, hazardous waste management, water resources, and air quality. For more information about the SCAG and its work, visit www.scag.ca.gov.
SCAG Regional Council
SCAG's 83 member governing board, made up of elected officials from the local governments of the SCAG region, conducts the affairs of SCAG; implements the General Assembly's policy decisions; acts upon policy recommendations from SCAG policy committees and external agencies; appoints committees to study specific problems and programs; and amends, decreases or increases the proposed budget to be reported to the General Assembly.
In 2000, a Growth Visioning Subcommittee of the Regional Council led the way in the creation of the Compass Blueprint program. The Council and its Community, Economic and Human Development Committee continues to offer guidance and support to the program.
- Arroyo Verdugo Cities
- City of Los Angeles
- Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG)
- Gateway Cities Council of Governments (GCCOG)
- Imperial Valley Association of Governments (IVAG)
- Las Virgenes Malibu Council of Governments
- North Los Angeles County
- Orange County Council of Governments (OCCOG)
- San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG)
- San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG)
- South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG)
- Ventura Council of Governments (VCOG)
- Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG)
- Westside Cities (WCCOG)
Compass Blueprint Partnership
The Compass Blueprint Partnership is a volunteer advisory group of public and private sector experts convened to serve as an extension of the Compass Blueprint program and to help implement the Compass Blueprint in local communities. The partnership also provides leadership for the program in Sacramento and Washington DC.
SCAG calls on a wide array of highly qualified consulting firms from Southern California and beyond to develop tools for innovative land use and transportation planning, assist memeber cities and counties with Compass Blueprint Demonstration Projects, and otherwise help us plan for the future of the region.