Community Input

Community input is critical to creating a plan that reflects the varied values, needs, and interests of the San Diego region's residents and businesses. SANDAG is committed to engaging a broad and diverse cross-section of the San Diego region during the development of the Plan.

2019 Regional Plan Transportation Network Themes Open Houses

SANDAG is hosting a series of open houses through May 3, across the region, to hear what you would like to see for the future of transportation in the San Diego region (view flier in English/Español). What transportation issues are most important for your quality of life? What should be considered as, together, we build the San Diego region's transportation vision for 2050? The open houses will include an interactive tour of components considered in the transportation network scenario development process, including transit, Managed Lanes/highways, emerging technologies and services, environment/climate change, public health, and the economy. Visit information stations to learn more and share your thoughts on the region's future.

If you can’t attend an open house, you can provide your input through an online survey through May 10: 

Take Survey | Tome la encuesta

Open house materials (by station, in English and Spanish)

Upcoming open houses

If you plan to join us, RSVP to Ariel Jacome-Lopez, SANDAG Regional Planning, at, (619) 699-7388, or via the SANDAGregion Facebook page by attending a “Network Themes Open House” event.

  • North County Coastal: Wednesday, April 25 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. View flier (English/Español) or Facebook Event | Encinitas Public Library Community Room | 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas 92024
  • East County: Monday, April 30 from 3:30–5:30 p.m. View flier (English/Españolor Facebook Event | El Cajon Police Department Community Room | 100 Civic Center Way, El Cajon 92020
  • South County: Tuesday, May 1 from 5–7 p.m. View flier (English/Español) or Facebook Event | San Ysidro Civic Center | 212 W. Park Avenue, San Diego 92173
  • North County Inland: Wednesday, May 2 from 5–7 p.m.  View flier (English/Españolor Facebook Event | Centro Universidad Popular | 1234 N. Santa Fe Ave, Suite 100 Vista 92083
  • Central San Diego: Thursday, May 3 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. View flier (English/Españolor Facebook Event | Jackie Robinson Family YMCA Community Room |  151 YMCA Way, San Diego 92102

Previous open houses

  • Monday, April 23, 2018: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Flier (English/Español)
    Caltrans District 11 - Garcia Auditorium |4050 Taylor Street, San Diego 92110

Input on transportation network themes will be used to develop draft network scenarios, which will be available for public input in summer 2018. A preferred scenario, which will form the core of the 2019 Regional Plan, will be selected by the Board of Directors in fall 2018. 

2019 Regional Plan Transportation Network Performance Measures Workshop 

On December 4, 2017, SANDAG hosted a workshop to gather input on the potential transportation network performance measures for San Diego Forward: The 2019-2050 Regional Plan. The thoughtful and extensive input gathered at the workshop is important to develop effective performance measures to evaluate San Diego’s future regional transportation network. 

Workshop materials:
•     Summary of input gathered at workshop
•     Performance measures handout (English | Español)
•     PowerPoint presentation
•     Invitation (English | Español)

 Following the workshop and through December 15, 2017, more than 300 respondents provided feedback on the proposed Performance Measures through an online survey. Staff reviewed comments and developed 

Following the workshop and through December 15, 2017, more than 300 respondents provided feedback on the proposed Performance Measures through an online survey. Staff reviewed comments and developed a summary of survey input. Major community input themes include support for a vehicle miles traveled (VMT) measure, assessing health outcomes and the perception of safety, and mode- and subregional-specific metrics.

After several months of coordination and collaboration with the public, stakeholders, SANDAG Policy Advisory Committees and Working Groups, as well as an industry-led Peer Review Panel, staff presented the Draft Performance Measures to the Transportation and Regional Planning Committees on February 2, 2018. Proposed Performance Measures were presented to the Regional Planning Committee (March 2) and Transportation Committee (March 16), and final Performance Measures were approved by the Board of Directors on March 23, 2018.

Public Involvement Plan
In August 2017, SANDAG updated the Public Involvement Plan (PIP) for the 2019 Regional Plan. The PIP guides the public outreach strategies used to develop the Regional Plan. The PIP has been created based on input obtained throughout the development of the 2015 Regional Plan, including feedback from the SANDAG Board of Directors, Policy Advisory Committees, working groups, tribal governments, surveys, a wide variety of communications experts, and our regional stakeholders and partners, including a network of Community Based Organizations (CBOs).


Community Based Outreach
In order to reach out to community members who have traditionally been underserved and underrepresented in the planning process, SANDAG is partnering with 13 Community Based Organizations from around the region to bring San Diego Forward to the community level. These organizations have created programs to engage stakeholders from low-income communities, limited-English speaking populations, the disabled community, and seniors to ensure that their voices are heard and that San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan is socially equitable.

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