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The San Diego Association of Governments serves as the forum for regional decision-making for the San Diego region.

Board of Directors

SANDAG is governed by a Board of Directors composed of mayors, councilmembers, and county supervisors from each of the region's 19 local governments. Supplementing these voting members are advisory representatives from Imperial County, the U.S. Department of Defense, Caltrans, San Diego Unified Port District, Metropolitan Transit System, North County Transit District, San Diego County Water Authority, Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association, Mexico, and the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority.

Policy Advisory Committees assist the Board of Directors in carrying out the agency’s work program.

Our Commitment to Equity

We hold ourselves accountable to the communities we serve. We acknowledge we have much to learn and much to change; and we firmly uphold equity and inclusion for every person in the San Diego region. This includes historically underserved, systemically marginalized groups impacted by actions and inactions at all levels of our government and society.

We have an obligation to eliminate disparities and ensure that safe, healthy, accessible, and inclusive opportunities are available to everyone. The SANDAG equity action plan will inform how we plan, prioritize, fund, and build projects and programs; frame how we work with our communities; define how we recruit and develop our employees; guide our efforts to conduct unbiased research and interpret data; and set expectations for companies and stakeholders that work with us.

We are committed to creating a San Diego region where every person who visits, works, and lives can thrive.

Vision Statement

Pursuing a brighter future for all

Mission Statement

We are the regional agency that connects people, places, and innovative ideas by implementing solutions with our unique and diverse communities.

Professional Staff

The SANDAG Board of Directors is assisted by a staff, organized by functional departments, with expertise in a broad range of professional, technical, business, and operational areas.

Annual Report

The 2021 Annual Report highlights some of SANDAG’s most significant achievements this year. Thank you to all of the partners who helped advance the projects and programs described in the report. In accordance with Government Code as noted below, the SANDAG Board of Directors is asked to share this information with their colleagues, stakeholders, and constituents:
“(e) The board members shall make an annual report to their member agencies at a public meeting pursuant to Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 54950) of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 of the Government Code, that includes a summary of activities by the consolidated agency including, but not limited to, program developments, project updates, changes to voter-approved expenditure plans, and potential ballot measures.”

Legislative Program

The Legislative Program is approved by the Board of Directors on an annual basis. The program includes the agency's legislative policies and sets priorities for possible federal and state legislation and local activities for the calendar year.

Public Involvement and Language Assistance

The SANDAG Public Participation Plan is designed to inform and involve the region's residents in the decision-making process on issues such as growth, transportation, environmental management, housing, open space, air quality, energy, fiscal management, economic development, and public safety. The Language Assistance Plan outlines our commitment to ensure that language assistance is provided to people with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). Learn more about our Civil Rights program.

We encourage your participation at SANDAG Board of Directors, Transportation Committee, Regional Planning Committee, Borders Committee, and Public Safety Committee meetings, where simultaneous interpretation is provided in Spanish and available in other languages upon request and with at least 72 hours notice, as well as other technical working groups and ad hoc committees.

Region, our monthly newsletter, is one good way to stay informed and involved.

You also can follow us on Facebook at SANDAGregion, Twitter SANDAG, Instagram at sandagregion, or YouTube at SANDAGregion.

Speakers are available to talk and listen to your community group or other organization about SANDAG programs and projects. To schedule a speaker, contact our Speakers Bureau at for more information.


All meetings listed on the website are public meetings, and anyone is welcome to attend. You also may contact the SANDAG Clerk of the Board at (619) 595-5629 to request agenda information.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), SANDAG will accommodate persons who require assistance in order to participate in SANDAG meetings. If such assistance is required, please contact SANDAG at (619) 699-1900 at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting. To request this document or related reports in an alternative format, please call (619) 699-1900 or (619) 699-1904 (TTY), or fax (619) 699-1905.

SANDAG agenda materials can be made available in alternative languages. To make a request, call (619) 699-1900 at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting.

Los materiales de la agenda de SANDAG están disponibles en otros idiomas. Para hacer una solicitud, llame al (619) 699-1900 al menos 72 horas antes de la reunión.

SANDAG allows use of its meeting room facilities by local, state, and federal government entities for government business. The meeting rooms are not available for use by the general public. Approval for use of the facilities is determined by the Director of Administration, who can be reached at (619) 699-1900. Those interested in utilizing SANDAG meeting room facilities must provide the Director of Administration with the purpose of the meeting, the name of the government entity hosting the meeting, desired date and time, seating capacity needs, and audio-visual and related technology requirements. There may be a charge for use of SANDAG meeting room facilities. Parking validation will not be provided by SANDAG for meetings held by other government entities. View a list of parking garages and lots near SANDAG.


Each May, the SANDAG Board adopts an overall work program and budget with federal, state, and local funds to support the Association's regional responsibilities.

Assembly Bill 2040

Signed into law in September 2014, AB 2040 requires local government agencies to report the annual compensation of its elected officials, officers, and employees to the public. You can view this information by visiting

SANDAG Compressed Work Schedule

SANDAG operates on a compressed work schedule and is open to the public nine days every two weeks, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with every other Monday designated as the office closure day. The South Bay Expressway and I-15 Customer Service Center remains open for walk-ins on Monday office closure days. The Freeway Service Patrol and 511 Roadside Assistance call center also continues to provide service on Monday office closure days.

View a calendar of office closures.

COVID-19 Response

SANDAG continues to update our calendar of events, recommending changes, cancellations, or postponements on a case-by-case basis. Where possible, SANDAG is conducting meetings and other important outreach virtually. 

Visit for more information.