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.
EAST SAN GABRIEL VALLEY SUSTAINABLE MULTIMODAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
The SGVCOG, in partnership with the Cities of Azusa, Claremont, Covina, Glendora, La Verne, Pomona, and San Dimas, is currently working to deliver various active transportation, first/last mile, and bus system improvements in East San Gabriel Valley.
57/60 CONFLUENCE PROJECT
The 57/60 Confluence Project is a three-phase program of improvements consisting of ramp and interchange reconfigurations as well as the addition of auxiliary collector/distributor and bypass lanes to significantly reduce the weaving and the resulting congestion and accidents.
MEASURE M SUBREGIONAL PROGRAM (MSP)
Measure M, which was a 1/2 cent sales tax measure to provide funding for transportation improvements across Los Angeles County, was approved by voters in November 2016. The funds generated from Measure M are expected to fund $3.3 billion in transportation improvements in the San Gabriel Valley over the course of 40 years.
In June 2018, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) adopted Measure M Guidelines to establish a process by which subregional funds under Measure M would be programmed by the subregions' respective governing/planning entities. As a result, the SGVCOG was tasked with programming and administering the Measure M Subregional Program (MSP) funds through the development of five-year subregional fund programming plans in the San Gabriel Valley.
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.
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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.
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REGIONAL VMT MITIGATION PROGRAM
The SGVCOG is embarking on a study to explore the potential for a Regional VMT Mitigation Program. Following the passage of SB 743, local jurisdictions are required to evaluate transportation impacts under CEQA in terms of VMT rather than level of service. In 2020, the SGVCOG developed a Regional VMT Analysis Model to help member agencies evaluate the VMT impacts of development projects and comply with SB 743 requirements. Now, the SGVCOG is continuing to support member jurisdictions through this transition by studying the opportunity to create a Regional VMT Mitigation Program.
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TRANSIT FEASIBILITY STUDY
The SGVCOG – in partnership with Los Angeles Metro (Metro) – is conducting a feasibility study to evaluate and improve mobility in the San Gabriel Valley. The study will evaluate short- and long-term transit options designed to enhance communities and the lives of residents, commuters and visitors, with a focus on our most vulnerable populations: transit-dependent populations and equity-focus communities constrained by existing transportation systems. This planning effort will be conducted with an eye on future growth – balancing the needs of existing and future transit users along with the region’s goods movement infrastructure and important land use considerations.
REGIONAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY RESOURCES AND PROGRAMS
The San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) works with the Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN) to help connect agencies, contractors, landlords, and residents with energy efficiency resources. We achieve this through two programs: the SoCalREN Public Agency Program and the SoCalREN Multifamily Program.
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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 FOOD RECOVERY PROGRAM
The SGVCOG launched the San Gabriel Valley Regional Food Recovery Program on September 29, 2021 to support member agencies to comply with SB 1383's (Lara, 2016) food recovery mandates and significantly reduce food waste in the San Gabriel Valley. The Program includes compliance and assessment efforts, outreach and education endeavors, and inspection programs.
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.
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.