In 2009 the Valley COGs, together with their partners, began the implementation
phase of the Valley Blueprint process. The Valley Blueprint will be implemented in two primary ways: 1) through collaborative local and regional programs and planning processes; and 2) through on-the-ground projects built primarily by private sector developers. The following provides a summary of the many efforts currently (2010) identified to implement the Valley Blueprint:

Valley Blueprint Roadmap

In early 2010, on behalf of the eight COGs, Fresno COG initiated preparation of the Valley Blueprint Roadmap. This effort will result in the preparation of a policy guide for implementing the Valley Blueprint vision and principles through local implementation strategies and a planners’ toolkit.

  • Valley Blueprint Roadmap Summary Booklet - View Booklet
  • Valley Blueprint Summary. Prepare a report that summarizes the efforts of the Valley COGs between 2005 and 2009 to develop the 12 Smart Growth Principles and Preferred Scenario.
  • Valley Blueprint Implementation Program. Prepare a Valley Blueprint implementation program that provides strategies and direction (i.e., goals, objectives, policies, and programs) for addressing regional issues and challenges and a schedule for implementing the Blueprint. View Blueprint Integration Project Description
  • Monitoring. Develop an indicators program to measure effectiveness of the Blueprint in creating positive change in San Joaquin Valley communities. Continue using adopted methods to evaluate success in implementing the Valley Blueprint.
  • Schedule and Milestones. Prepare a detailed schedule and set of milestones for Phase 4 implementation tasks.
  • Planners Toolkit. Prepare a Planners Toolkit that provides cities and counties realistic and effective strategies, tools, and applicable case studies so that they can: 1) integrate the 12 Smart Growth Principles into their planning processes; and 2) achieve the Preferred Scenario. View Toolkit Website
  • Public Outreach. Continue public outreach efforts at the local level to solicit input and foster Valley Blueprint advocates. Engage traditionally underrepresented populations and students. Use both existing and new methods of public outreach and educational materials such as media coverage, websites, videos, brochures, print and electronic media advertising, and extensive project reports.