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Circulate San Diego and its partners in the Complete Streets Task Force hosted a roundtable discussion last summer to highlight opportunities and challenges with implementing the components of SB 743 legislation. We will host a second roundtable Thursday, September 28th to continue the conversation and get more in depth.

Goals and objectives of this second roundtable are to:

-          Detail implementation steps for public agencies, especially as they relate to those proposed in the recently released report Smart Mobility for Smart Growth,

-          Discuss the benefits of a regional process vs. individual city process to implement new legislation, and

-          Hear about SANDAG’s grant to develop a regional TDM/TSM Toolbox and how it will benefit the region. Is it a path towards updating Regional TIS Guidelines?

Participants will again include representatives from professional organizations, and public agencies.

Proposed Agenda:

  1. Update on SB 743 legislation – Erik Ruehr
  2. Introduction to the purpose of the Roundtable and expected results – Circulate San Diego
  3. Discussion of the following questions: 
  • Smart Mobility for Smart Growth outlines 5 steps to guide implementation of SB 743 legislation – are these reasonable? What steps could be added?
  • What steps are cities currently taking to prepare?
  • What options are there to create new CEQA significance thresholds to implement a VMT policy?
  • What role will SANDAG have in the implementation process?
  • What is the likelihood and necessity of creating a regional process for implementation?