TTAC Meetings

The Transportation Technical Advisory Committee (TTAC) is a committee of local agency representatives who provide technical review and recommendation to the Kern Council of Governments Board of Directors. Meetings are held on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m., two weeks prior to the Kern COG/TPPC meetings

 

 

 

2024

January 3 TTAC Agenda
January 31 (February meeting) TTAC Agenda
March 6 Dark – Information Items
April 3 TTAC Agenda
May 1
June 5
July 3
July 31 (August meeting) may be dark
September 4
October 2
November 6
December 4 may be dark

 

2023

January 4 TTAC Agenda TTAC Minutes
February 1 TTAC Agenda TTAC Minutes
March 1 TTAC Agenda TTAC Minutes
April 5 TTAC Agenda
Additional Staff Announcement Item
TTAC Minutes
May 3 TTAC Agenda TTAC Minutes
May 31 (June meeting) TTAC Agenda TTAC Minutes
July 5 Dark Dark
August 2 TTAC Agenda TTAC Minutes
September 6 TTAC Information Dark
October 4 TTAC Agenda TTAC Minutes
November 1 TTAC Agenda TTAC Minutes
December 6 Dark Dark

 

Previous Years

 

Kern Electric Vehicle Charging Station Blueprint

2024 Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) Blueprint Update 

The 2024 Kern Electric Vehicle Charging Station Blueprint will address the following topics in the 2019 Kern EVCS Blueprint: report on the implementation of the 2019 Kern EVCS Blueprint and the current inventory of EV charging infrastructure in Kern County, examine and update the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (EVI) gaps and siting analysis (EVCS deployment schedule, and locations), revisit the goals and strategies to develop a 5-year plan for the deployment of EV Charging Stations for Light-Duty Vehicles in Kern County communities, examine opportunities and recommend how Kern COG, its member agencies, and the Kern County community can best take advantage of the numerous local, state, and federal funding opportunities. The scheduled completion of the Blueprint Update is June 2024.

We need your input regarding electric vehicle charging in our community! 

Please stay tune for updates…

Kern Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) Blueprint

The purpose of the Kern Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) Blueprint is to accelerate the deployment of zero emission transportation to help reach Kern COG 2018 Regional Transportation Plan air quality goals. Kern COG was awarded a grant of $200,000 from the California Energy Commission to create a Kern EVCS Blueprint. Kern COG staff, the consultant Center for Sustainable Energy and the Kern EVCS Work Group (WG) are working to complete a draft Kern EVCS Blueprint in March 2019 and a completed Blueprint in May 2019.

 

The Kern EVCS WG is tasked with the following work:

  • Review documents and provide or process information between the meetings
  • Set goals for EV infrastructure and vehicle deployment throughout Kern County
  • Review and accept the project selection methodology for up to 12 projects incorporated in the plan
  • Distribute and/or identify contacts for the distribution of a Kern EV Blueprint toolkit
  • Kern COG member agencies are also invited to provide input to the EVCS Blueprint as above.

 

Regional Housing Needs

Background

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is required to allocate the region’s share of the statewide housing need to Councils of Governments (COG) based on Department of Finance (DOF) population projections and regional population forecasts used in preparing regional transportation plans. Kern COG, acting in the capacity as the state designated Regional Planning Agency, has the responsibility of developing the state-mandated Regional Housing Need Allocation (RHNA) Plan.

The RHNA process will identify the number of housing units that each local government must accommodate in the Housing Element of its General Plan (Government Code §65584). As part of the region’s planning efforts, Kern COG works with local governments and stakeholders on the RHNA Plan.  Kern COG identifies areas within the region sufficient to house an eight and a half year projection of the regional housing need. Additionally, the RHNA allocates housing units within the region consistent with the development pattern included in the Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS), and is part of the Regional Transportation Plan. The development of Kern COG’s 2022 RTP/SCS will happen in tandem with the 6th Cycle RHNA Plan.

RHNA Development Schedule

The development of the 6th Cycle RHNA Plan commenced in Spring 2021. This page will have updates on the RHNA development, draft and final plans, and other information. Updates will also be provided during Regional Planning Advisory Meetings and Transportation Planning Policy Committee Meetings.

July 2022

April – June 2022

March 2022 

February  2022

January 2022

  • Staff and RHNA consultants work on draft RHNA Plan

November 2021 – December 2021

October 2021

September 2021

August 2021

July 2021

  • Kern COG has contracted with Regional Government Services Authority (RGS), Rincon Consultants, Inc. and Mintier Harnish Planning Consultants to assist with the development of the 6th Cycle RHNA Plan

RHNA Cycles

→ If you would like to sign up to be on the Kern RHNA mailing list, please email: Rochelle Invina-Jayasiri, rinvina@kerncog.org

 

California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) Links and Information 

Regional Housing Needs Allocation 
Local Early Action Planning (LEAP)
Housing Elements
Annual Progress Reports (APR) including link to APR Dashboard
Active Funding Programs

Kern Regional Housing Data Report

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