SANDAG Seeks Public Comment on Draft Regional Plan

On April 24, 2015, the SANDAG (San Diego Association of Governments) Board of Directors approved the release of the draft San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan (Draft Regional Plan), including its Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS), which combines the big picture vision for how the San Diego region will grow over the next 35 years with an implementation program to help make that vision a reality. The Draft Regional Plan has been developed in close partnership with the region’s 18 cities and county government. It builds upon local planning efforts, emphasizing the link between land use planning and transportation planning.
During the month of May, SANDAG will hold seven workshops throughout the region that will provide opportunities for the community to learn and comment on the Draft Regional Plan. (Comments can also be submitted by writing, without attending workshops). Three public workshops will include a live-streaming option over the internet for those who are not able to attend the workshop in-person (for more information on which workshops will include live-streaming, please view the workshop flier, also available at The workshops also will feature panel discussions with community members on transportation, environment, healthy communities and economic issues related to the Plan.

View the San Diego Forward Overview:

If you plan to attend a workshop, please RSVP to Rose Farris at [email protected] (619) 595-5337, or via the SANDAGregion Facebook events page.

Here is a listing of the workshop panelists by date:

May 12- North County Inland, Escondido City Hall

  • Carl Morgan, North County EDC
  • Dahvia Lynch, North County Transit District
  • Stan Miller, Alliance for Regional Solutions

May 13- East County, La Mesa Community Center

  • Jo Marie Diamond, East County EDC
  • Bill Chopyk, City of La Mesa
  • Michael Beck, Endangered Habitats League

May 14- Central, Caltrans District 11

  • Melanie Nally, BIOCOM
  • Linda Marabian, City of San Diego
  • Michael Beck, Endangered Habitats League

May 20- North County Coastal, Oceanside City Hall

  • Carl Morgan, North County EDC
  • Mike Strong, City of Encinitas
  • Regg Antle, Buena Vista Lagoon Foundation

May 21- South County, Casa Familiar (in Spanish)

  • Armando Freire, SONET
  • David Flores, Casa Familiar
  • Frank Rivera, City of Chula Vista

May 27- Mid-City/Southeastern, Jacobs Center

  • Tina Ngo, San Diego Workforce Partnership
  • Barry Pollard, The Urban Collaborative Project
  • Nancy Bragado, City of San Diego

May 28- Central, UTC Forum Hall

  • Joe Terzi, San Diego Tourism Authority
  • Nancy Bragado, City of San Diego
  • Kathleen Ferrier, Circulate San Diego