PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES
ALAMEDA CORRIDOR-EAST (ACE) PROJECT
The Alameda Corridor-East (ACE) Project is a comprehensive program of constructing grade separation projects and safety upgrades at mobility crossings. The ACE Trade Corridor rail mainlines through Southern California carry 16% of all oceangoing containers in the United States.
The SGVCOG collaborates with various regional stakeholders to plan regional, inter-city, and inter-regional mobility improvements. SGVCOG proudly works on projects that aim to reduce congestion, including the Measure M Multi-Year Subregional Program Administration, Regional Bikeshare Program, and Open Streets Events.
SAN GABRIEL VALLEY
REGIONAL VMT ANALYSIS TOOL
To assist member agencies with complying to SB 743 mandates, the SGVCOG worked with member agencies to analyze existing traffic conditions in the region to develop a baseline standard that determines significance CEQA thresholds for future land use and transportation projects. Member agencies have now adopted these criteria in compliance with SB 743. As part of the process, a web-based tool was developed to allow city staff and developers to determine if a proposed project would require a full VMT analysis based on each city’s adopted CEQA criteria.
REGIONAL PARTNERSHIP WITH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL ENERGY NETWORK
The Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN) Public Agency Programs offer customized support and resources to help public agencies save energy and money and lead their communities on the pathway to zero net energy and greater sustainability. The San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) is proud to partner with SoCalREN to bring their services to the San Gabriel Valley.
SAN GABRIEL VALLEY ENERGY WISE PARTNERSHIP
The San Gabriel Valley Energy Wise Partnership is a partnership between SGVCOG, SoCalGas, and San Gabriel Valley cities. The SGVCOG leads the effort to assist cities with launching energy efficiency projects and implementing outreach efforts related to energy efficiency and conservation.
HERO FINANCING PROGRAM
HERO provides financing for approved energy-efficient, water-efficient, and renewable energy products. The program finances 100% of the cost to purchase and install eligible products and offers low-fixed interest rates. Payment terms are flexible and includes 5/10/15/20 years for most products.
ENVIRONMENT & WATER MANAGEMENT
NEIGHBORHOOD COYOTE PROGRAM
As interactions increase between residents and coyotes, the SGVCOG is committed to ensuring that there are dedicated staff and resources available to address safety issues caused by coyotes. The SGVCOG also provides a comprehensive and integrated regional approach to coyote management and serves as the central San Gabriel Valley agency that is responsible for providing public outreach services and developing a comprehensive reporting mechanism on behalf of the Cities of Alhambra, Arcadia, Azusa, Covina, Irwindale, Montebello, Rosemead, San Gabriel, San Marino, and Temple City.
REGIONAL POOL ORDINANCE
The SGVCOG adopted a resolution to encourage cities to adopt an ordinance to develop formalized administrative procedures that can lead to the abatement and decrease of improperly-maintained residential swimming pools. These pools serve as mosquito breeding grounds and pose a harmful public health risk.
REGIONAL WATER RESILIENCY
SGVCOG supports regional water resiliency and assists member cities in addressing stormwater MS-4 permit requirements, with an emphasis on Measure W implementation and identification of regional solutions. SGVCOG also works to secure funding for regional projects that promote water resiliency.
ZERO WASTE POLICY
The SGVCOG acknowledges that waste generation negatively impacts the health of residents. Placement of waste materials in waste disposal facilities can lead to a transfer of liabilities to future generations. Additionally, waste that is not properly contained or responsibly disposed can lead to blight and unsanitary conditions in the community. on September 17, 2020, the SGVCOG adopted a Zero Waste Policy that would serve as a long-term guide for the agency’s commitment to reducing and eliminating waste and provide a framework for San Gabriel Valley cities.
HOMELESSNESS & AFFORDABLE HOUSING
The SGVCOG executed a contract with the County of Los Angeles to hire a homelessness coordinator to work with member agencies and study problems, programs, and other matters that pertain to the region's homelessness issues. The SGVCOG also assists cities to obtain funding and resources for member cities to provide long-term solutions to the existing issues.
SAN GABRIEL VALLEY REGIONAL HOUSING TRUST
Since 2018, the SGVCOG has been working to develop the San Gabriel Valley Regional Housing Trust. The Trust was recently established in February 2020 to fund and finance the planning and construction of homeless housing, and extremely low, very low, and low-income housing projects.
OUTREACH & ENGAGEMENT
The SGVCOG proudly hosts the Regional Forum series to bring together elected officials, city staff, and community leaders to highlight regional partnerships and efforts to develop sustainable solutions in addressing key challenges facing the San Gabriel Valley region.