Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG)
Metropolitan Planning Organization for Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG), the federally-designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Santa Barbara County, is located along California’s Central Coast. SBCAG adopted its second Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS) in 2017.
Fast Forward 2040, SBCAG’s 2017 RTP/SCS, maintains largely the same set of land use and transportation strategies adopted in their previous 2013 SCS. The region’s preferred scenario is the Transit Oriented Development (TOD)/Infill with Enhanced Transit Strategy. It has three core land use approaches for reducing emissions: (1) to identify infill areas near transit to intensify growth, (2) to better balance jobs with housing by planning for job growth in the county’s northern subregional area and compact housing in the jobs-rich southern subregional area, (3) to protect the natural and agricultural resource lands identified in their regional greenprint. Compared to the 2013 RTP, the 2017 RTP allocates a greater portion of its budget for public transit and active transportation.
- ARB staff's technical evaluation of the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments' (SBCAG) Final Sustainable Communities Strategy (Jan. 2018)
- ARB Executive Order accepting SBCAG's determination that the Final SCS would meet the region's GHG emissions reduction targets (Feb. 2018)
- 2040 Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy, adopted Aug. 2017
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