There are many opportunities to be engaged in creating Connected 2050, from hosting a listening session to providing input with surveys and participating in workshops. Learn more about how and when you can get involved!
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Request a Community Listening Session
If you would like to request a listening session for your community group, organization, or business, then please complete the online form at the bottom of this webpage. We are currently conducting listening sessions online with Zoom video and phone conferencing to support the public health response to COVID-19 and comply with Governor Newsom’s March 19 Stay at Home Order. More information and guidance is included below.
What is a community listening session?
Listening sessions provide opportunities for “co-learning”, where everyone who participates can be both a student and teacher. Listening sessions are a great way to learn about the Connected 2050 plan and to share your ideas for building a better, more sustainable community.
Participate in or host a listening session if you would like to:
- Understand how the Connected 2050 plan will affect you and your community
- Share your community knowledge, experience, and vision for the types of transportation improvements, land-use, and sustainable development you would like to see in your community
Listening sessions allow SBCAG to learn directly from community members, so their agency can develop better recommendations for Connected 2050 that will lead to healthier, more resilient, and better connected communities. Just Communities will provide translation and interpretation services for our listening sessions.
Listening sessions are generally conducted with a small group, usually about 10 to 15 people. Most listening sessions are held with community groups, friends, or families so everyone in the room knows one another and will feel more comfortable sharing their ideas for others to hear.
To support participation, our listening sessions can be scheduled for a day and time that works best for you and other people who will participate. Our goal is to provide listening sessions where people can safely learn with one another, share their knowledge and experiences, encourage creative thinking, explore new ideas, and be truly heard.
Request A Listening Session
Attend a Public Hearing
More information about the Connected 2050 public hearings will be available in June 2021 when the Draft Connected 2050 RTP-SCS is released for public comment.
How to Provide Public Comment
Community Environmental Council will release a guide to help members of the public plan and provide comments for hearings. Check back for details in 2021 and sign-up for notifications to stay informed.