Program: San Joaquin Council of Governments' Smart Growth Incentive Program

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What it does: 

The San Joaquin Council of Government's (SJCOG) Smart Growth Incentive Program (SGIP) was approved by voters in San Joaquin County as part of the Measure K Renewal in 2006. SJCOG defines “smart growth” as focused growth in central cities and older suburbs, supporting and enhancing public transit, promoting walking and bicycling, and preserving open spaces and agricultural lands. 

Goals: 

SGIP provides funding for transportation infrastructure improvements to support infill development, neighborhood revitalization, downtown improvements and supports local planning efforts to better integrate transportation and land use.

Cost & Financing: 

Measure K, a countywide half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements, will provide $65 million over 30 years for the SGIP program. For the first round of Measure K, a total of $1.5 million was awarded to seven projects in June 2008. Timing on the second round of projects is to be determined through the Measure K Regional Strategic Plan Update.

Outcomes: 

From the first round of funding, the Lodi Avenue Streetscape Project was awarded a 2010 Blueprint Award and the Tracy Downtown Plaza received a 2012 Blueprint Award. Other distinguished projects include Weber Avenue Streetscape and Thornton Community Improvements.[1] In 2012, a study showed the SJCOG Regional Smart Growth | Transit-Oriented Development Plan potentially led to a 50% reductions in vehicle miles travelled and a 48% reduction in CO2 emissions when measured against a business as usual scenario.

Key Contacts: 

Name Organization Phone Number E-mail
Kim Anderson SJCOG (209) 235-0565 anderson@sjcog.org

 

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Last Updated August 13, 2014 | Written By Mimi Tam