The Sustainable Communities Workgroup developed a set of Transportation and Land Use Planning Principles to help guide development of policy for the Sacramento region under the coordination of the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG).
SACOG is a national leader in land use and transportation planning for a smart, environmentally sustainable future. Planning efforts such as the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) can help ensure that the Sacramento region will grow in a way that benefits all residents, preserves natural and historical assets, and builds and sustains productive and healthy communities.
In support of these important transportation and land use planning processes, the Coalition on Regional Equity and its Sustainable Communities Work Group have formulated a set of recommendations to help SACOG form plans that reflect the needs of all Sacramentans. These principles are suggested to ensure that the Sacramento region is a region with transportation and housing affordable to everyone, with reduced commute times, more jobs closer to home, and preserved natural resources.