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Connected 2050 Launches: A Long-Term Plan on Transportation, Housing, and Jobs – Virtual Workshop
September 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
“Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG) in partnership with the Community Environmental Council (CEC) seeks the public’s input on Connected2050 Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP-SCS). Public is asked to share experiences in midst of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
SBCAG announces the public process launch of Connected 2050, an update to Santa Barbara County’s long-range regional transportation plan and sustainable communities strategy. Connected 2050 RTP-SCS will help guide future planning efforts and policy decisions that affect transportation and its relationship with housing, jobs, and land use to reduce greenhouse gas gases from light-duty vehicles that contribute to climate change. SBCAG is expected to adopt Connected 2050 in August 2021.
“The recommendations of Connected 2050 will influence Santa Barbara County’s long-term growth and development for the next 30 years,” said Marjie Kirn, Executive Director of SBCAG. “We cannot deny the impact of the COVID-19 public health emergency on our daily lives for the foreseeable future, we need the public’s participation in this process as it will have tremendous influence on how to build a better and more sustainable community in the future. We will be asking residents and businesses about safe and affordable housing, how essential goods like medicine and food are transported, and how far we travel to reach our jobs or schools.”
The public is encouraged to get involved with Connected 2050 by texting “CONNECT” to (833) 956-0921 or sign up for updates at Connected 2050 website, or the Conectados 2050 website for a Spanish-language version. There will be multiple opportunities for residents and businesses to share experiences and ideas on housing, jobs and transportation through October 2020. “