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Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy Roundtable


Wednesday, September 29, 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 July 28, 2021 [APPROVE]
SCS Scenario Presentation (Kristine Cai) [INFORMATION]

Summary: Fresno COG staff has been working on producing the performance indicator results for the three SCS scenarios over the summer. These three scenarios are:

Scenario A: The main goal of this scenario is to address equity and plan for transportation investment that meet the needs of the transit-dependent communities.

Scenario B: The primary purpose of this scenario is to reduce sprawl while supporting higher densities in urban centers to complement high-quality transit investment.

Scenario C: This scenario is focused on conserving important farmland while providing clean air and climate resiliency. 

Although every scenario has a difference in its investment priorities, all three scenarios include the 20 SCS strategies approved by the Roundtable and COG standing committees. According to the modeling results, the three scenarios have slightly different impacts in various areas demonstrated by the performance indicators. The draft performance indicator results can be found at:  All three scenarios are consistent with the local general plans, and will be able to meet the greenhouse gas targets of 13% per capita reduction by 2035, should any of the plans be implemented. 

COG staff will present the scenario performance at the Roundtable meeting. 

Action: Information only. 

Fall RTP/SCS Community Outreach Report (Brenda Veenendaal) [INFORMATION]

Summary:  Fresno COG released three SCS scenarios for public review and comment on August 25, 2021. SCS Scenario public outreach ran through September 26th, using a four-pronged public participation approach that included the following strategies:

1. Online, interactive surveys, for scenario review and selection in English and Spanish, easily accessible via smart phone or computer.

2. Hosted 8 workshops throughout the County of Fresno in the cities of Reedley, Coalinga, Sanger, Clovis, Kerman, Selma, Fresno and Mendota.

3. Made 5 additional presentations to rural residents and community organizations.

4. Hosted two virtual workshops in English and Spanish, day and evening.

Additional outreach included the following:

  • Dedicated website developed for access to RTP/SCS information at that included an SCS Fall Outreach webpage 
  • Social Media Posts on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter. Purchased ads to run on Facebook and Instagram regarding the workshops and online survey. 
  • Videos posted to YouTube and linked in the SCS survey explaining the scenarios.
  • RTP/SCS handout developed in English and Spanish that were handed out at each workshop and posted online with detailed indicator definitions, reporting data and other explainations. 
  • Constant Contact emails sent to 4,500 email addresses. 
  • Staff worked with each host city to invite community members to attend meetings.

SCS scenario indicator data results were depicted in various graphic forms to assist in review of the Scenario Reporting. 

Staff will provide a summary of the feedback from the public about the three SCS scenarios.

Action: Information Item.

Preferred SCS Scenario Selection (Kristine Cai) [ACTION]

Summary: After the presentations of the scenario performance and the feedback from the public about the scenarios, any further discussion about the SCS scenarios is welcome.

Action: The Roundtable Committee is requested to recommend a preferred SCS scenario for the 2022 RTP/SCS.


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:

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

November 17, 2021 from 1-3 p.m.

December 15, 2021 from 1-3 p.m. (TENTATIVE)