The Sustainable Communities Work Group is focused on the implementation of Senate Bill 375 and ensuring that the Sacramento region is a region with transportation and housing affordable to everyone, with reduced commute times, more jobs closer to home and preserved natural resources.
Transportation and Land Use Principles
The Sustainable Communities Workgroup developed a set of Transportation and Land Use Planning Principles to help guide development of policy for the Sacramento region under the coordination of the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG).
SACOG is a national leader in land use and transportation planning for a smart, environmentally sustainable future. Planning efforts such as the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) can help ensure that the Sacramento region will grow in a way that benefits all residents, preserves natural and historical assets, and builds and sustains productive and healthy communities.
In support of these important transportation and land use planning processes, the Coalition on Regional Equity and its Sustainable Communities Work Group have formulated a set of recommendations to help SACOG form plans that reflect the needs of all Sacramentans. These principles are suggested to ensure that the Sacramento region is a region with transportation and housing affordable to everyone, with reduced commute times, more jobs closer to home and preserved natural resources.
MTP and SCS Strategy 2035
In December of 2011, CORE submitted comments to the Sacramento Area Council of Governments in response to its Draft Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities (MTP/SCS) Strategy 2035. CORE member organizations joined together in support of enhanced equity provisions that address the transportation and planning needs of low-income communities, communities of color, other vulnerable populations, and to preserve our natural habitat. Click CORE MTP/SCS to read the full document.