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We heard you

Thanks to the thousands of residents who provided their input through emails, voice mails, surveys, and comments at public meetings from January through March 2016. This input was used to draft and refine an expenditure plan for the Board of Directors to consider.

  • Read the recap of what we heard. Some feedback and ideas include: expanding and improving transit; repairing roads and expanding freeways; protecting open space; and more places to bike and walk.

  • View the draft expenditure plan that will be discussed by the Board of Directors on March 25.

Why was your input important?

San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan was approved by the SANDAG Board of Directors in October 2015 after three years of extensive public engagement. The process resulted in a plan that includes a careful balance of projects and programs that will continue to build choices into our transportation system.

To implement the Regional Plan, a new local funding source is needed and the SANDAG Board of Directors is considering a ballot measure for the November 2016 election that would ask voters in the region to increase our local sales tax by up to one-half cent to support specific projects and programs.

This potential sales tax increase is similar to the voter-approved (in 1984 and again in 2004) TransNet half-cent sales tax for transportation projects. View our interactive story map and learn how TransNet helped complete more than 650 highway, transit, bike and pedestrian, habitat conservation, local street repairs, and grant projects and programs totaling more than $13.7 billion. Explore the TransNet story map to see where your tax dollars have been put to work.

TranNet Story Map

Public participation

Thousands of people shared their input about the most important projects and programs to keep San Diego moving forward.

Town Hall Meetings

Listen to a recording from a recent regional conference call to learn more about the kinds of projects that could be completed in your area. View results from the survey questions asked during the town halls.


Many residents took a quick survey to tell us what projects and programs are most important for our region’s future, including new transit services and increased frequency for existing services; highway and connector improvements; local projects like fixing pot holes and repairing sidewalks; protecting open space; and more places to bike and walk.

Public Meetings

Members of the public were invited to provide their input in person at several public meetings: