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




January 5 TTAC Agenda TTAC Minutes
February 2 TTAC Agenda TTAC Minutes
March 2 TTAC Agenda TTAC Minutes
April 6 TTAC Agenda TTAC Minutes
May 4 TTAC Agenda TTAC Minutes
June 1 TTAC Agenda TTAC Minutes
July 6 TTAC Agenda TTAC Minutes
August 3 TTAC Information Dark
August 31 (September meeting) TTAC Agenda TTAC Minutes
October 5 TTAC Agenda
November 2
November 30 (December meeting)


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Regional Housing Needs


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

6:30 pm on Thursday, July 21, 2022
Kern COG office: 1401 19th Street, Suite 300, Bakersfield, CA 93301
GoToMeeting Link:

As part of Kern COG’s efforts relating to the 6th Cycle Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) process and preparing a Final RHNA Plan as required by the State for local jurisdictions to update their General Plan Housing Elements. The proposed final allocation plan was distributed to local jurisdictions and posted on June 30, 2022 to the Kern COG RHNA website. This public hearing is being held pursuant to Government Code Section 65584.05(g) and will occur prior to action by the Kern COG Board to adopt the Final RHNA Plan for the 6th Cycle. Oral and written comments both will be accepted during the hearing time. Copies of the documents associated with RHNA are available by contacting Kern COG directly or through its website at

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,



San Joaquin Valley Regional Early Action Planning (REAP)

REAP is a State of California funded grant program to help regions and jurisdictions with planning activities to meet the sixth cycle of the regional housing needs assessment, and to spur affordable housing production.

Visit the SJV REAP Website for workshops, technical assistance, case studies and other resources.

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 COG Regional Housing Data Report

Kern COG prepared the 2014 Kern Regional Housing Data Report which is a compilation of required data sets to help local jurisdictions prepare their housing element updates.

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