Orange County Council of Governments

Orange County Council of Governments Orange County, California's subregional planning organization. WHAT WE DO

OCCOG is Orange County’s sub-regional planning organization. That means we lead the development of Orange County’s required planning documents so our county can compete for state and federal funding.

OCCOG representatives also serve on S**G committees and Regional Council to make sure Orange County’s voice is heard when regional policy-making takes place. OCCOG is a voluntary joint-powers agency that provides a vehicle for member agencies to engage cooperatively on matters important to the county as a whole. We conduct studies and projects designed to improve and coordinate common governmental responsibilities across the county. OUR MISSION

The Orange County Council of Governments convenes jurisdictions throughout the County to address land use, energy, mobility, air quality, and water issues facing our residents and ensure our county is represented in regional decision-making. Through implementing effective governance practices we deliver value to our member agencies and the tax-payers of Orange County.

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OCCOG Awards Contract To Provide Geospatial Planning Solution and 3-D Visualization Services WSP USA  has been awarded a...
03/15/2021

OCCOG Awards Contract To Provide Geospatial Planning Solution and 3-D Visualization Services

WSP USA has been awarded a contract to develop Geospatial Planning Solution and 3-D Visualization Services that will provide tools that can be used by OCCOG member jurisdictions in preparing their updated housing elements which are due to the State Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) by October 2021.

This is the first contract that will be funded through the Regional Early Action Planning Grant Program (REAP) administered by the Southern California Association of Governments (S**G). OCCOG is receiving approximately $3,245,000 in funding through this program and the services provided within this contract were among the top-ranked priorities of OCCOG members for the grant funds.

THIS FRIDAY! RSVP for the 2021 Virtual Economic Report. You won't want to miss it!
03/11/2021

THIS FRIDAY! RSVP for the 2021 Virtual Economic Report. You won't want to miss it!

THIS FRIDAY! RSVP for the 2021 Virtual Economic Report. You won't want to miss it!

This event is FREE to view thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, Title Sponsor, UCI and UC Irvine Health, Presenting Sponsor, Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, Cox Communications and SDG&E and Silver Sponsors Mission Hospital and The Toll Roads

https://www.facebook.com/events/3471744416287799

Call for Applications for Smart Cities & Mobility InnovatioThe 2020-2021 Sustainable Communities Program (SCP) provides ...
03/10/2021
Sustainable Communities Program - Southern California Association of Governments

Call for Applications for Smart Cities & Mobility Innovatio

The 2020-2021 Sustainable Communities Program (SCP) provides local jurisdictions with multiple opportunities to seek funding and resources to meet the needs of their communities, address recovery and resiliency strategies considering COVID-19, and support regional goals. S**G releases Calls for Applications throughout the Fiscal Year to select projects within different program areas and funding categories.

The Call for Application for Smart Cities & Mobility Innovations is now open. The deadline is April 23, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. For additional information click here: https://scag.ca.gov/sustainable-communities-program

The Sustainable Communities Program (formerly known as Compass Blueprint Grant Program) was established as an innovative ...

California theme parks can reopen April 1 under updated guidelines from the state’s health department following a year o...
03/05/2021
BREAKING: Disneyland Resort Theme Parks and Universal Studios Hollywood Can Reopen April 1st, 2021 - WDW News Today

California theme parks can reopen April 1 under updated guidelines from the state’s health department following a year of coronavirus closures that cost the parks billions and forced them to shed tens of thousands of jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://wdwnt.com/2021/03/breaking-disneyland-resort-theme-parks-and-universal-studios-hollywood-can-reopen-april-1st-2021/?fbclid=IwAR2PHgHIbWYaoyz3-UUNFrMsjC8yE1KDwQgAa2Zc5zQpg18BVFOvb4Gmyrc

A daily-updated resource for news and information on the Disney resort around the world.

Newest UCI Campus Building Designed to Foster CollaborationsThe grand challenges of the 21st century, such as disease an...
03/05/2021

Newest UCI Campus Building Designed to Foster Collaborations

The grand challenges of the 21st century, such as disease and climate change, will not be solved by solitary thinkers. Tackling these problems requires engineers, biologists, mathematics, climate scientists and other specialists to work together, and the newly opened Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building at UCI is designed from the ground up to foster collaboration. Made possible by seed financing from Susan and Henry Samueli, through the Samueli Foundation, combined with resources from the UC Office of the President and UCI, the gleaming, six-story edifice of glass, steel and concrete adds more than 200,000 square feet of laboratory, office and meeting space to the university. … https://bit.ly/3dGq6FW

Register today for our FREE webinar series. OC Housing for a Resilient Future Webinar Series- March 24, 2021For more inf...
03/04/2021

Register today for our FREE webinar series. OC Housing for a Resilient Future Webinar Series- March 24, 2021

For more information and to sign up, click here: bit.ly/Housing101WebinarSeries

Read our latest OCCOG update. In this issue: S**G policy committee appointments, housing legislation positions, free web...
03/03/2021

Read our latest OCCOG update. In this issue: S**G policy committee appointments, housing legislation positions, free webinar and more! - http://bit.ly/387ASkC

Apply now for a Community Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Training or a #CompleteStreets Safety Assessment, new #Transportat...
03/01/2021
Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training Program (CPBST) | SafeTREC

Apply now for a Community Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Training or a #CompleteStreets Safety Assessment, new #TransportationSafety Research, resources, & more!
https://safetrec.berkeley.edu/programs/cpbst

#SafeStreetsForAll #SafeSystem

The Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) program is a joint project of UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks (Cal Walks). Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrat...

RFP 0001-21 Now Available!Proposals due Friday, February 19 at 2 PM for Geospatial Planning Solution and 3-D Visualizati...
02/11/2021

RFP 0001-21 Now Available!
Proposals due Friday, February 19 at 2 PM for Geospatial Planning Solution and 3-D Visualization Services.
Visit www.OCCOG.com to download the RFP.

If you are interested in #housing, you won't want to miss this free webinar series that will tackle the challenges and o...
02/09/2021

If you are interested in #housing, you won't want to miss this free webinar series that will tackle the challenges and opportunities local jurisdictions face when developing and updating their Housing Elements. Understanding what drives the issue at the state level, and how mandates can be implemented in a way that is acceptable to our local communities and neighborhoods is critical if we are to ensure housing is available for all.

Save the dates:

March 24-11 AM - 12 PM /Economic Resiliency in a Post-pandemic World
April 28- 11 AM - 12 PM /Bridging Housing Attainability, Affordability, etc
May 26-11 AM - 12 PM / The Road to Success

Presented in partnership with The Concord Group, Association of California Cities, Orange County, Orange County Business Council and ULI Orange County/Inland Empire,

To RSVP, please visit: bit.ly/Housing101WebinarSeries

📢 RFP 0001-21 GEOSPATIAL PLANNING SOLUTION AND 3-D SITE VISUALIZATION NOW AVAILABLE 📢To download the RFP, please visit w...
02/05/2021

📢 RFP 0001-21 GEOSPATIAL PLANNING SOLUTION AND 3-D SITE VISUALIZATION NOW AVAILABLE 📢

To download the RFP, please visit www.occog.com and complete the bidder’s form.
Questions and requests for clarification must be submitted by Friday, February 12, 2021.
Proposals are due no later than 2:00pm Friday, February 19, 2021.
Contact OCCOG Executive Director Marnie O. Primmer at [email protected]

Join Orange County Water District for a Virtual Tour of the Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS). A joint project of...
02/03/2021

Join Orange County Water District for a Virtual Tour of the Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS). A joint project of OCWD and the Orange County Sanitation District, the GWRS is the world’s largest water purification system for potable reuse, taking treated wastewater and purifying it to drinking water standards.

Please visit their website at https://www.ocwd.com/contact-us/book-a-tour/ for a complete selection of available tours.

UCI Mind- the University's Center for Aging and Dementia ResearchThe University of California, Irvine Institute for Memo...
01/19/2021

UCI Mind- the University's Center for Aging and Dementia Research

The University of California, Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders – UCI MIND – is the university’s center for aging and dementia research. Our faculty members seek to understand the causes leading to neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Lewy body dementia and Huntington’s disease. Founded by Dr. Carl Cotman in 1995, UCI MIND is internationally recognized for its research and accomplishments in age-related brain disorders and has been at the forefront of Alzheimer’s disease research for more than 30 years. “Our mission,” says MIND Director Joshua D. Grill, Ph.D., “is to discover means to improve the lives of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.” … https://bit.ly/3gZ1RlM

01/13/2021
The Toll Roads

The Toll Roads

Save the date! After two years of construction, Oso Parkway Bridge opens to drivers in just six days. Sign up for reminders to watch the virtual celebration live next Wednesday, January 13, at 10 a.m. #OsoBridgeGrandOpening

Don't miss your opportunity to be a #regionalleader.Apply today. The OCCOG Board is accepting nominations for (three) S*...
01/12/2021

Don't miss your opportunity to be a #regionalleader.

Apply today. The OCCOG Board is accepting nominations for (three) S**G policy committee representatives.
To declare interest, candidates must notify the Executive Director of OCCOG via email at [email protected] no later than January 18, 2021 at 5 p.m.
To learn more, please visit: www.occog.com/election-notices

The OCCOG Board is accepting nominations for (three) S**G policy committee representatives.To declare interest, candidat...
01/12/2021
Orange County Council of Governments

The OCCOG Board is accepting nominations for (three) S**G policy committee representatives.
To declare interest, candidates must notify the Executive Director of OCCOG via email at [email protected] no later than January 18, 2021 at 5 p.m.
To learn more, please visit: www.occog.com/election-notices

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Register today for this upcoming Informational Webinar: Caltrans Updated Interim LD-IGR Safety Review Practitioners Guid...
01/11/2021

Register today for this upcoming Informational Webinar: Caltrans Updated Interim LD-IGR Safety Review Practitioners Guidance on January 20, 2021
Time 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

This webinar is an opportunity to hear about Caltrans HQ recently released Updated Interim LD-IGR Safety Review Practitioners Guidance. It supersedes the July 1, 2020 document and provides direction about a new, simplified safety analysis approach within the Local Development-Intergovernmental Review (LD-IGR) program.

Register here, https://bit.ly/3hXEIR9

There is still time left to submit an application for Housing & Sustainable Development projects seeking funds under our...
01/08/2021

There is still time left to submit an application for Housing & Sustainable Development projects seeking funds under our Sustainable Communities Program. You have until Jan. 29 to fill out your application. Submit and get more information now by visiting https://scag.ca.gov/scp

Don't miss your opportunity to be a #regionalleader. Nominations are now being accepted for three S**G Regional Council ...
01/07/2021

Don't miss your opportunity to be a #regionalleader. Nominations are now being accepted for three S**G Regional Council District Representative positions. The OCCOG Board is also accepting nominations for one S**G policy committee representative.
To declare interest, candidates must notify the Executive Director of OCCOG via email at [email protected] no later than January 8, 2021 at 5 p.m.

To learn more, please visit: www.occog.com/election-notices

Wishing you all very happy holidays.
12/23/2020

Wishing you all very happy holidays.

Buena Park City Council voted unanimously to approve 66 units of affordable senior housing, which includes 8 units of su...
12/03/2020
Housing Champions - United To End Homelessness

Buena Park City Council voted unanimously to approve 66 units of affordable senior housing, which includes 8 units of supportive housing to help #EndHomelessnessOC. THANK YOU to all the supporters in Buena Park that got involved to help get this approved! https://bit.ly/2QaRqz8

United to End Homelessness, empowered by United Way, is a powerful collaboration between Orange County’s top business, philanthropic, governmental, faith-based, and non-profit leaders. We are working together to create long-term supportive housing for those most in need in order to end homelessnes...

Happy Thanksgiving from OCCOG! We are grateful for your support.#Thanksgiving #Community
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving from OCCOG! We are grateful for your support.

#Thanksgiving #Community

Only through collaboration can we be sure that Orange County’s voice is heard when regional decisions are being made.At ...
11/25/2020

Only through collaboration can we be sure that Orange County’s voice is heard when regional decisions are being made.

At this time, we are planning for the 2021 OCCOG General Assembly to be an in-person, all-day event. We encourage you to show your support by becoming a sponsor.

Visit www.OCCOG.com/occogga for sponsor benefit listings and commitment form.

South Coast AQMD's "Check Before You Burn" program runs through the end of FebruaryProgram info: aqmd.gov/cbyb + email a...
11/23/2020

South Coast AQMD's "Check Before You Burn" program runs through the end of February

Program info: aqmd.gov/cbyb + email alerts signup: AirAlerts.org

#CheckBeforeYouBurn REMINDER: Today (Monday, November 23rd) is a No-Burn Day: aqmd.gov/advisory. Program info: aqmd.gov/cbyb + email alerts signup: AirAlerts.org

#InnovationCorner Powered by University of California, IrvineIn 1968, when faculty at the University of California, Irvi...
11/18/2020
Building Tomorrow’s AI: Smarter and Fairer

#InnovationCorner Powered by University of California, Irvine

In 1968, when faculty at the University of California, Irvine began research into the emerging field of artificial intelligence, it was largely theoretical discussions limited by primitive computers. Since then, AI has exploded into an enterprise encompassing everything from financial services to healthcare, from retail sales to education, and also spurred an examination of the legal and ethical issues it poses. Today, UCI researchers are forging local and international partnerships to make AI work better for actual people in real life. …
https://bit.ly/2HI3k2H

UCI researchers forge local and international partnerships to make artificial intelligence work better for actual people in real life

OCCOG friends, don't miss Sustain SoCal's 11th Annual Energy Conference. Use code: SSC2020occog
11/17/2020

OCCOG friends, don't miss Sustain SoCal's 11th Annual Energy Conference.

Use code: SSC2020occog

Sustain SoCal presents its 11th Annual Energy Conference on Dec. 1, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm "Energy Resilience: Challenges & Opportunities Ahead" - A virtual event focused on revised and innovative approaches to energy resilience. Keynote Address by Angelina Galiteva, Chair, Board of Governors, CAISO.

New speakers added from SDG&E, BayWa r.e., Riverside Public Utilities, BBK Law, SoCalGas, and more. Conference topics include:

The Decade Ahead: Perspectives from Utilities
Pathways to Resilient Energy Solutions
Renewables, Microgrids, Energy Storage, Hydrogen, Resilient Buildings and more
So Cal CCA Update

Join us for this important half-day of presentations and interactive discussions as Sustain SoCal addresses real-world solutions that meet Southern California’s evolving energy resilience challenges and opportunities. This online event is no-charge for Sustain SoCal members. Non-members registration fee is $20. Sponsored by SDG&E, SoCalGas, BayWa r.e., LACI, P2S, The Energy Coalition. Register at: https://11th-annual-conference.eventbrite.com

Deadline extended! The Sustainable Communities Program call for active transportation and safety projects will now be ac...
11/11/2020

Deadline extended!

The Sustainable Communities Program call for active transportation and safety projects will now be accepting applications through Friday, Dec. 11. In addition to offering a lot of application resources on our website, S**G staff is also offering one-on-one coaching through the application process. Get more info and reach out:
http://sustain.scag.ca.gov/Pages/DemoProjApplication.aspx

Deadline extended! The Sustainable Communities Program call for active transportation and safety projects will now be accepting applications through Friday, Dec. 11. In addition to offering a lot of application resources on our website, S**G staff is also offering one-on-one coaching through the application process. Get more info and reach out:
http://sustain.scag.ca.gov/Pages/DemoProjApplication.aspx

Orange County’s emergency notification system is AlertOC. It allows you to register multiple locations to receive alerts...
10/23/2020

Orange County’s emergency notification system is AlertOC. It allows you to register multiple locations to receive alerts for your home, child’s school, workplace, and more. If an emergency situation occurs in any of these locations, you will receive a notification, even if you aren’t currently there. Signing up for #AlertOC takes just a few minutes online at www.AlertOC.org.

The RHNA appeals deadline is approaching. The last day for local jurisdictions to file appeals based upon the applicatio...
10/22/2020

The RHNA appeals deadline is approaching.

The last day for local jurisdictions to file appeals based upon the application of S**G’s methodology, local planning factors or changed circumstances is Monday, October 26, 2020 (5:00 pm, via email).

Learn more: http://www.scag.ca.gov/programs/Pages/Housing.aspx

Santa Margarita Water District
10/15/2020
Santa Margarita Water District

Santa Margarita Water District

The dedication of Santa Margarita Water District's Trampas Canyon Dam and Reservoir on Friday, October 9, 2020 marked an important step in securing water supply resiliency for the south Orange County community. Local elected, regional, and state officials as well as community leaders joined the District Board of Directors and staff to commemorate the completion of this latest (and area’s largest) infrastructure project.
Read more: https://www.smwd.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=87

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WHAT WE DO

OCCOG is Orange County’s sub-regional planning organization. That means we lead the development of Orange County’s required planning documents so our county can compete for state and federal funding.

OCCOG representatives also serve on SCAG committees and Regional Council to make sure Orange County’s voice is heard when regional policy-making takes place.

OCCOG is a voluntary joint-powers agency that provides a vehicle for member agencies to engage cooperatively on matters important to the county as a whole. We conduct studies and projects designed to improve and coordinate common governmental responsibilities across the county.

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