Community Input

The 2021 Regional Plan is intended to represent all communities and constituencies that encompass the diverse San Diego region, and SANDAG wants to hear from individuals, community organizations, and businesses throughout San Diego County.  

Learn more about developing the vision for the 2021 Regional Plan 

How can I get involved?

SANDAG regularly hosts meetings that are open to the public. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are providing opportunities to join us virtually to learn about and share ideas as the 2021 Regional Plan is developed. Other ways to provide comments and stay connected are detailed below.

Upcoming involvement opportunities

Join us for virtual presentations on August 7 and August 14 and envision how our region can address traffic congestion, increase social equity by expanding quality transit, and meet state greenhouse gas emissions mandates.

On August 7, at a joint meeting of the SANDAG Transportation, Regional Planning, and Borders Committees, staff will present the data-driven process used to develop the transportation vision for the San Diego region. On August 14 staff will present the vision to the Board of Directors meeting.

These meetings will take place virtually via Zoom and will be open to the public. Time will be allotted for committee discussion and public comment, and simultaneous interpretation in Spanish will be available at each meeting.

Visit our Calendar page for information about upcoming activities

Share your ideas

To provide input online, complete this form (English | Español) or email SDForward@sandag.org

How can I stay connected?

Email updates

Make sure you’re subscribed to SANDAG emails to receive updates about the development of the Regional Plan and how to stay involved. 

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How is community input used?

Community input is critical to creating a Regional Plan that reflects the varied values, needs, and interests of the San Diego region's residents and businesses. The input gathered from thousands of people throughout 2018—through a series of open houses and subregional community conversations, Community-Based Organization outreach events, Board and policy committee workshops, surveys, and digital platforms—provided a foundation to develop the vision for the 2021 Regional Plan. SANDAG used this input and comprehensive travel data to identify transportation challenges throughout the region and then applied innovative planning techniques to identify solutions that could provide us with faster, more equitable, and environmentally sustainable ways of getting around. Ongoing stakeholder and industry engagement shaped the vision for the 2021 Regional Plan.

Public involvement efforts are guided by two key efforts detailed below. 

Public Involvement Plan

In May 2019, SANDAG updated the Public Involvement Plan (PIP) for the 2021 Regional Plan. The PIP guides the public outreach strategies used to develop the Regional Plan. The PIP was informed by 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.

Community-Based Outreach

To reach out to community members who have traditionally been underserved and underrepresented in the planning process, SANDAG partnered with 12 Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) from around the region who serve these vulnerable populations. These CBOs serve as liaisons to engage stakeholders from low-income communities, limited-English-speaking populations, the disabled community, and seniors to ensure that their voices are heard, and their concerns are considered in the 2021 Regional Plan.  

To learn more about Community-Based Organizations and our social equity efforts, please visit the Promoting Social Equity page.