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Draft Regional Transporation Plan and Sustainble Communities Plan Released
StanCOG has released the Draft Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy for public review. Comments will be taken until Thursday, May 8, 2014.
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Riverbank, Oakdale Inset
Modesto, Ceres Inset
Turlock, Hughson, Waterford Inset
Patterson, Newman Inset
StanCOG is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Stanislaus Region as designated by the Federal government, and the Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA) as designated by the State of California. A MPO/RTPA is a public organization that works with local governments and citizens in its region by dealing with issues and needs that cross city and county boundaries.
StanCOG is a council of city and county governments comprised of the Cities of Ceres, Hughson, Modesto, Newman, Oakdale, Patterson, Riverbank, Turlock and Waterford, and the County of Stanislaus, that was established in 1971 by a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) to address regional transportation issues.
It is responsible for developing and updating a variety of transportation plans and for allocating the federal and state funds to implement them. While regional transportation planning is its primary role, StanCOG is also involved in other issues that affect the entire region such as air quality.
StanCOG provides the forum that brings mayors, city council members and county supervisors together to work on regional issues in a setting that promotes the involvement of the public in the planning process for the Stanislaus region.
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StanCOG EXTENDS Public Comment Period
The deadline to provide comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) associated to the Stanislaus Region’s 2014 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS) has been extended 15 additional days.
A public review and comment period commenced on March 25, 2014, and will now conclude on May 23, 2014, for both the RTP/SCS and the associated DEIR. “It is a longer time frame than is required by CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) and Senate Bill 375 but we wanted to allow the public more time to provide their comments on such important documents,” said StanCOG Executive Director Carlos P. Yamzon.
After considering all received comments, the documents will be considered for adoption by the StanCOG Policy Board at their regularly scheduled meeting to be held on June 18, 2014, at the StanCOG office in Modesto. The documents will then be submitted to state and federal agencies for approval. Further information regarding this process may be obtained by contacting the StanCOG office, on the StanCOG website at www.stancog.org, or by calling (209) 525-4600.
Comments are welcomed at the following public hearings, by email or may be submitted in writing.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at the StanCOG Policy Board meeting to be held at 6:00 pm at 2701 Fourth Street, Ceres, California 95307
Comments are due no later than Thursday, May 8, 2014 for the Draft PEIR and Friday, May 23, 2014 for the Draft 2014 RTP/SCS. Please submit comments to Rosa De Leon Park, Deputy Executive Director at 1111 I Street, Suite 308, Modesto, California 95354 or at email@example.com.