Damage assessment data from the 2015 Memorial Day Flood was presented to city of San Marcos staff in September as part of CAPCOG’s project to analyze disaster impacts and plan for regional resiliency.
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CAPCOG launched a new online air quality campaign in September to help protect Central Texas residents from air pollution. While the region is in compliance with federal air quality standards, it can still have several days a year when air quality is still considered “unhealthy for sensitive groups.”
Taking the helm of the Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area (AAACAP), a CAPCOG division, is completing a lifelong goal and dream for Patty Bordie. Her 30 year career of advocating for older adults on a local, regional and state level has been driven by her love for the age group, and now as the AAACAP director, she will continue her work at a higher capacity.
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is accepting applications for the Emission Reduction Incentive Grant program, which funds the upgrade or replacement of trucks and non-road equipment in order to accelerate the emission reduction benefits from newer, cleaner engines. CAPCOG will assist Clean Air Coalition members in applying to the grant program.
The 2016 State of the Region presentation compared popular conceptions against realities to convey the region’s strengths and discuss challenging issues in the areas of population growth, job growth, transportation, land use, development and more.
Public officials from Orlando, Aurora, Chattanooga, Austin and Dallas discussed the important roles training, establishing partnerships and communicating play when responding to mass shooter incidents during CAPCOG’s “Crisis Challenge, the Leadership Role,” a critical incident workshop held in September.
The Law Enforcement Education Committee meets quarterly to discuss how to help update and advise on policies and standards for Basic Peace Officer Course entrance requirements and specialized or mandated in-service training.
The Capital Area Council of Governments Geographic Information Systems Planning Council meets quarterly to discuss and promote the use of GIS throughout the region.
Get updates on regional solid waste issues at this meeting, open to the public. The Solid Waste Advisory Committee, formed in 1993, helps coordinate and guide implementation of the Regional Solid Waste Management Plan.
Multiple agencies across the CAPCOG 10-county region will participate in a three-day, multi-jurisdictional exercise from Nov. 1 to Nov. 3. The exercise aims at improving response coordination and enhancing the technical skills of first responders.
The Criminal Justice Advisory Committee will meet to discuss and approve updates to the Criminal Justice Fiscal Year 2016 Policy Statement, Local Priorities, and Strategic Plan.
CAPCOG’s Central Texas Clean Air Coalition is having a joint air quality meeting with the Alamo Area Council of Governments. The two organizations will discuss air quality issues in both regions.