Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG)

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SBCAG is an independent public agency governed by a 13-member board of directors consisting of all five county supervisors and one city council member from each of the eight cities within the County.  SBCAG distributes local, state, and federal transportation funds and acts as a forum for addressing regional and multi-jurisdictional issues. 

SBCAG is responsible for the multi-modal transportation planning, programming, and fund allocation required by state statutes.  As part of this responsibility, SBCAG produces a Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) for the County.  The RTP is a long-range planning document that defines how the region plans to invest in the transportation system over 20+ years based on regional goals, multi-modal transportation needs for people and goods, and estimates of available funding.  The RTP includes a Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) as required by SB 375.

The SCS sets forth a forecasted development pattern for the region, which, when integrated with the transportation network and other transportation measures and policies, will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from passenger vehicles and light trucks to achieve the GHG reduction targets set by the California Air Resources Board.  The future land use and transportation scenario presented in the SCS must accommodate forecast population, employment, and housing sufficient to meet the needs of all economic segment of population.

For more information on the RTP and SCS, please visit SBCAG’s website here.