Draft Report and Action Plan for Housing Inventory and Transportation Analysis

The draft report and action plan for the Skagit County Housing Inventory and Transportation Analysis are now available.  Links to the draft report and action plan are below:

ECONorthwest and Commonworks Consulting have been working on this project over the past several months through a contract with the Skagit Council of Governments.  The report and action plan will be finalized in September.

Notice of Public Comment Period

Notice is hereby given that on June 22nd, 2017 the Skagit Council of Governments (SCOG) released a revised Public Participation Plan (Plan) for public comment.  The public comment period will end on August 7th, 2017.

Email public comments on the revised Plan to markh@scog.net or mail to Skagit Council of Governments, c/o Mark Hamilton, 204 West Montgomery Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98273.  Comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on August 7th, 2017 to be considered.  All written comments received by the deadline will be distributed to SCOG’s Transportation Policy Board one week prior to action on the revised Plan, which is anticipated to occur at a regular meeting scheduled for August 16th, 2017.

Please contact Mark Hamilton at (360) 416-7876 or markh@scog.net with any questions about the revised Plan.  An electronic copy of the revised Plan is available here, with a version showing all proposed changes located here. The version showing proposed changes includes proposed additions to the current Plan underlined in blue, and deletions struck in red.  Paper copies are available at the address above, during normal business hours.

Notice of Public Comment Period for Title VI Plan Amendment

Notice is hereby given that on April 24, 2017 the Skagit Council of Governments (SCOG) made an amendment to the Title VI Plan available for public comment.  Through the Title VI Plan, SCOG ensures its commitment to not exclude anyone from participation in its Transportation Program or deny the benefits of SCOG’s services on the basis of race, color, sex or national origin.

Comments on the amendment may be mailed to Skagit Council of Governments, c/o Mark Hamilton, 204 West Montgomery Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 or emailed to markh@scog.net. All comments must be in writing and received by SCOG no later than May 8, 2017. All timely comments on the amendment will be distributed to SCOG’s Transportation Policy Board for consideration prior to action on the Title VI Plan amendment.  Action on the Title VI Plan amendment is anticipated at the May 17, 2017 Transportation Policy Board meeting.

An electronic copy of the Title VI Plan amendment is available here.  Paper copies are available at no charge from the address above, during normal business hours.  Please contact Mark Hamilton at (360) 416-7876 or markh@scog.net with any questions about the Title VI Plan amendment.

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2016 Annual Report

The Skagit Council of Governments’ annual report for last year is now available.  The report provides an overview of what occurred in SCOG’s major program areas, budget information and what is coming in 2017.

As SCOG is now 50 years old as an organization, the report includes a history of SCOG over the past 50 years.

2016 Annual Report

Environmental Justice Assessment of SCOG Project Selections

Every few years, SCOG conducts an assessment of projects that have received federal funds through SCOG selection processes to ensure that SCOG decisions are not having a disproportionately high and adverse impact on minority and low-income populations in Skagit County.  The most recent assessment has just been completed and is available here:

Environmental Justice Assessment of Transportation Alternatives Program & Surface Transportation Program Projects Awarded SCOG Federal Funds in Skagit County – June 2014-May 2017

Note: the three-year assessment time frame corresponds to SCOG’s update to the nondiscrimination program anticipated to occur in May, therefore the assessment extends into May 2017.  No further project selection decisions are expected until after May 2017.