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September 28, 2021

“The YLA provides a hands-on experience that gives young people an inside perspective about the intricacies of government and exposure to the process.”

SACOG Director and City of Sacramento Council-member Jay Schenirer on the 2022 Youth Leadership Academy Read More

SACOG's Youth Leadership Academy Is Shaping Our Region's Next Gen Leaders

High school students are encouraged to apply for the 2022 program. The application deadline is October 15, 2021.

woman on bicycle riding through intersection

At the Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) high schoolers learn the dynamics between elected officials, policy advocates, and community members through presentations from local leaders and hands-on workshops. Read more about how the YLA is providing students with the knowledge and skills to be part of decision making at a local level.

Youth are exploring what lies ahead, and it is our job to equip them with what they need to lead the charge. 

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Officials Eye New Train Service from Sacramento to Marysville and Beyond

Butte County Association of Governments receives grant to explore Sacramento to Chico rail line

Rendering of the new Yuba-Sutter Transit Facility

The North Valley Rail Vision is a proposed extension of the already underway North Valley Rail project that will eventually extend rail from Stockton to Elk Grove, downtown Sacramento, and Natomas. If the Vision comes to fruition, that will mean a train extension from Natomas to connections in Marysville, Oroville, and Chico. 

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What We're Reading

Rides on Bike-Share in Davis, West Sacramento, and Sacramento Replaced Car Trips, Cut VMT | Streetsblog Cal
UC Davis researchers have been studying the effects that bike-share and scooter-share systems have on vehicle miles traveled. It is encouraging to see that these systems improve community vitality and help meet climate goals. 

20 Years, 1600 Complete Streets Policies | Smart Growth America
Complete Streets policies are being adopted by communities across the nation. Great visual on the growth of active, vibrant Complete Streets from coast to coast. 

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