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Source: SANDAG

April 23, 2018 (San Diego’s East County) -- The San Diego Association of Governments is hosting a series of public meetings to gather ideas from San Diego residents about what they want in the future for the region’s transportation.In East County, the meeting will be held Monday, April 30that 3:30 p.m. at the El Cajon Police Department.

The workshop meetings will help regional planners prepare a report titled San Diego Forward: The 2019-2050 Regional Transportation Plan.” The plan will help identify infrastructure needs over the coming decades and serve as a road map for future projects.

SANDAG chairman Terry Sinnott states, “We want the public to participate and share their ideas during this planning process,” adding that engaging residents helps guide SANDAG in deciding where to invest funding resources for projects that we and our future generations will enjoy.”

Among the factors considered by planners in drafting the plan are projected population change, climate change, public health, jobs, housing and emerging technologies, according to the agency.

SANDAG, the regional planning agency for San Diego County, manages the highway and transit projects funded by the half-cent TransNet sales tax.

The other meetings are:

• April 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the Encinitas Public Library
• April 30 at 3:30 p.m. at the El Cajon Police Department
• May 1 at 5 p.m. at the San Ysidro Civic Center
• May 2 at 5 p.m. at Centro Universidad Popular in Vista
• May 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA in San Diego.

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