San Joaquin Valley Blueprint Planning Process is a unique
opportunity to work together to convey a regional vision of land use and
transportation that will be used to guide growth in the San Joaquin
Valley over the next 50 years.
It is an joint initiative of the
San Jouquin Valley Councils of Governments
representing each of the region's eight counties, the San Joaquin Valley
Air Pollution Control District and the Great Valley Center.
Since 2006, the COGs conducted hundreds of meetings and
outreach events that reached thousands of individuals.
Major accomplishments to date include:
- Determining the community’s values related to quality of life
- Developing a vision that reflects those values,
member agencies (the 62 cities and 8 counties in the Valley) and the
community-at-large in scenario planning exercises that ultimately led to
the endorsement of a preferred growth scenario in each county, and
creation of Valleywide scenarios by UC Davis that were considered by
the Regional Policy Council (2 elected officials from each of the 8
counties) to endorse one of the four scenaries.
- The adoption of the 12 Smart Growth Principles and