As the regional agency for the 18 cities in the San Diego region and San Diego County, it is part of our mission to connect people, places, and innovative ideas by building projects with our region’s unique and diverse communities that promote equity, economic growth, sustainable communities, and personal mobility. We work to enhance the quality of life for everyone in our region through coordination with our many partner agencies and organizations, including cross-border partners; neighboring counties; military partners; tribal governments; and local, state, and federal agencies.
Representatives from our partner organizations participate in various SANDAG policy advisory committees and working groups. These committees provide valuable feedback on the planning process and help us make decisions that are in the best interest of all residents in the San Diego region.
As the forum for regional decision-making, we ensure adequate representation of nonvoting advisory members on our Board of Directors, including representatives from:
- Imperial County
- Metropolitan Transit System
- U.S. Department of Defense
- North County Transit District
- Republic of Mexico
- San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
- San Diego Unified Port District
- Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association
We are also committed to ensuring underserved communities are included in the decision-making process of our projects every step along the way. That’s why we’ve partnered with 12 community-based organizations or community collaboratives to help us engage with underserved populations around the region to help us identify issues and listen to their concerns. These community partners are selected by SANDAG through a competitive Request for Proposals process and have representatives on the Regional Plan Social Equity Working Group.
To learn more about our efforts with community partners, visit Social Equity in Planning.