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Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy Roundtable


Wednesday, January 31, 2018
2:00 PM

COG Sequoia Conference Room
2035 Tulare St., Suite 201, Fresno, CA

Toll Free Number: 888-398-2342 ~ Participant Code:  740166

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This portion of the meeting is reserved for persons wishing to address the Committee on items within its jurisdiction but not on this agenda.  Note:  Prior to action by the Committee on any item on this agenda, the public may comment on that item.  Unscheduled comments may be limited to 3 minutes.



Approve October 25, 2017 Meeting Summary [APPROVE]
Draft Action Element (Jennifer Soliz) [APPROVE]

Summary:  The draft Action Element was presented at the September RTP Roundtable, and October TTC, PAC and Policy Board.  Since then, Fresno COG has received feedback and comment letters addressing the draft Action Element.  In response to a comment letter from Leadership Counsel and the Community Equity Coalition(CEC) partners in October, Fresno COG has added Section 4-11 (formerly 5-11), Integrated Transportation and Land Use Planning, to the Action Element. A response letter was sent to the group along with Section 4-11.  Section 4-11 was emailed to the RTP roundtable for comments in November.  Fresno COG did receive comments from Leadership Counsel and the CEC partners regarding section 4-11.  Fresno COG sent out the comment letter along with a response letter to the RTP Roundtable via email in December.  There have been no further comments regarding section 4-11 and the draft Action Element.  Comment letters and response letters for the Action Element can be found on the Fresno COG website: 

The Action Element will not be formally adopted until the entire RTP/SCS is adopted in June.  This draft Action Element will go out for public review with the RTP/SCS and Environmental Impact Report in March.

Action:  Staff recommends that the RTP Roundtable approve the draft Action Element.

Environmental Justice Analysis (Trai Her-Cole) [INFORMATION]

Summary:  The Environmental Justice (EJ) Analysis for the 2018 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) is intended to measure both the benefits and burdens associated with the transportation investments in the 2018 RTP, and to ensure that the environmental justice communities living within Fresno County share equitably in the benefits of the Plan’s investments without bearing a disproportionate share of the burdens.

EJ addresses equal and fair access to a healthy environment, with the goal of protecting minority and low-income communities from disproportionate negative environmental impacts. The analysis helps policymakers, local jurisdictions and the public understand the equity-related implications of implementing the RTP in the region, especially in the disadvantaged communities.

The draft EJ Analysis is attached for the roundtable’s review and consideration, please send any comments to Trai Her-Cole by February 7th. The final draft will be published with draft RTP and draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR).

Also attached are comment letters received from the CRLA and Leadership Council on the Draft EJ Analysis. Staff’s response to letters will be forthcoming.

Action: Information only.  Direction may be provided at the discretion of the Roundtable.

Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Target Update (Kristine Cai) [INFORMATION]

Staff will provide an update on Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Targets.


Items from Staff

RTP Roundtable Meetings Update (Kristine Cai)

Items from Members

Upcoming meeting dates:

February 28, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. (TENTATIVE)