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Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy Roundtable


Wednesday, July 28, 2021
1:00 PM

Fresno COG Via Zoom

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The RTP Roundtable meeting will take place via Zoom.


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RTP/SCS Roundtable Meeting Agenda and Annotated Agenda in PDF


ROLL CALL (Jeaneen Cervantes)


RTP/SCS Roundtable Meeting Minutes of June 30, 2021 [APPROVE]
Fall Sustainable Communities Strategy Community Engagement [INFORMATION] (Veenendaal)

Summary:  Fresno COG staff is planning to release the draft Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) scenario indicator results on August 25, 2021 as part of the fall outreach process. Fresno COG's community engagement will run through Sept. 22 leveraging bilingual, in-person and virtual strategies. 

Strategies currently being discussed and developed include the following:

  • Focus groups to test and refine the workshop and presentation message and materials
  • In-person workshops scheduled throughout the county
  • Virtual workshops held via Zoom during the day and evening times
  • Virtual and in-person presentations to community and service groups, public and private agencies and associations
  • Recorded presentation video available online through Fresno COG's YouTube channel, Fresno COG and Plan Fresno websites as well as social media accounts
  • Online and printed interactive "surveys" that mirror feedback forms used at in-person workshops and presentation
  • Survey and workshop invitations with QR codes to the survey and a link to the video presentation, sent out via hard copy flyer, social media and email
  • Hard copy survey questions available following all presentations 

Staff is contacting member agenices, community-based organizations, service groups and other associations, requesting time on upcoming agendas to present information about the SCS scenarios. More details regarding this upcoming outreach effort will be presented by staff at the meeting, but all suggestions and partnering opportunities are welcome in order to engage as many of our Fresno County residents as possible. 

Upon completion, community input will be relayed to Fresno COG's RTP Roundtable in September, and the TTC, PAC and Policy Board in October. Community input will provide a better understanding of what Fresno County residents believe is important when planning for future growth. This will assist our commmittees in providing an advisory SCS scenario recommendation to the Fresno COG Policy Board.


Action:  Information Only

Projection Selection Tool [INFORMATION] (Scott)

Summary: To implement the differences in strategies across the three SCS scenarios, COG staff has developed a tool that combines scenario trategies, project scores, and funding projections to generate unique constrained transportation project lists for each scenario.  Staff will showcase the functionality and preliminary results from this tool.

Action: Information only.


Items from Staff

Items from Members


This portion of the meeting is reserved for persons wishing to address the Roundtable on items within its jurisdiction but not on this agenda.

Note:  Prior to action by the Roundtable on any item on this agenda, the public may comment on that item. Unscheduled comments may be limited to 3 minutes.

Upcoming meeting dates:

August 25, 2021 from 1-3 p.m.

September 22, 2021 from 1-3 p.m.

October 27, 2021 from 1-3 p.m.