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News // October 03, 2014

SANDAG: A Partner In Thriving

The County of San Diego has been working on the Thriving initiative for the last year, the third component of Live Well San Diego.  The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), which has partnered with the County on Live Well San Diego efforts for the past several years, will continue to be an important partner in the Thriving initiative.  Over the last year and a half, as Thriving was developed, the community identified the need for better information to lead decision making on a regional level.  Through continued partnership with SANDAG and many other stakeholders, our two organizations will discuss with residents how to make the region safer, healthier and more thriving. 

Transportation and built environment is something that impacts all residents in the region. In order to plan for transportation needs into the future - which is a major charge for SANDAG as the region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization, comprised of the 18 cities and County unincorporated areas - agencies need to be able to assess where we are in our communities.  It is important to know how the current and future actions and plans for public and private spaces align with the needs of our communities.  The County is excited to work with SANDAG and all of the regional public, non-profit and private partners to advance the vision of Thriving.