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.
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.
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.
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.
PUBLIC AGENCY 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.
MULTIFAMILY RESIDENTIAL PARTNERSHIP WITH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL ENERGY NETWORK
The Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN) Multifamily Residential Programs offer resources for multifamily property owners to plan and implement energy efficiency improvements. The SGVCOG is leveraging strong partnerships with local communities to bring SoCalREN’s incentives and resources to the San Gabriel Valley communities.
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.
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.