Year: 2022
Air Quality Program to upgrade air pollution tracking
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CAPCOG’s Air Quality Program will enhance its monitoring of fine particulate matter (PM), a form of air pollution in which the region has some of the highest levels in the state for communities along the I-35 corridor, by purchasing more

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Air Quality Program seeks award nominations
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CAPCOG’s Air Quality Program and its Clean Air Coalition are seeking nominations for the Air Central Texas Awards. The awards celebrate the positive contributions of organizations and individuals make to regional air quality in Central Texas by recognizing the great work happening

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DPS appoints CAPCOG homeland director to state council
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CAPCOG Homeland Security Director, Martin Ritchey, has been appointed by the Department of Public Safety – Homeland Security to the Public Sector Advisory Council. The council advises the governor or the governor’s designee on homeland security issues relevant to the

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CAPCOG names Simon Regional Planning, Services director
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CAPCOG has promoted Charles Simon to Regional Planning and Services director in September; he brings 34 years of local planning and economic development experience and a passion for collaboration and local community involvement to the role. Simon will oversee CAPCOG’s

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Region experiences five times more Ozone Action Days
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The Austin-Georgetown-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which consists of five CAPCOG counties, has experienced more than five times the number of Ozone Action Days compared to last year. High ground-level ozone concentration days are also on rise which could

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CAPCOG RLEA graduates cadets, kicks off two new BPOCs
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The CAPCOG Regional Law Enforcement Academy graduated Basic Peace Office Course (BPOC) No. 96 in early October with 16 cadets completing the course and earning their TCOLE basic peace officer license. On the heels of the exiting class, CAPCOG is

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Aging services’ Care Coordination Program aids with fall prevention at home
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National Falls Prevention Week came and went in September, but the Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area’s (AAACAP) Care Coordination Program works year-round to help older adults take a stand and be mobile in their homes by making

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CAPCOG readies 2023 imagery project, 2022’s goes public
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Access to the newest aerial imagery could mean the difference in seeing a new road, house or neighborhood by a first responder, so CAPCOG is providing local emergency communication centers (EECs) access to more frequently updated aerial imagery in 2023

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CAPCOG begins outreach for criminal justice grant season
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CAPCOG will kick off the region’s criminal justice grant process with two stakeholder meetings — an in-person meeting at CAPCOG at 10 a.m. October 13 and a virtual meeting at 10 a.m. October 14. The meetings will provide input for

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CAPCOG, Llano County complete transportation & economic development plan

CAPCOG and Llano County completed the Llano County Transportation and Economic Plan Update in August highlighting findings that illustrate unique characteristics of the county that can influence the county’s growth and implications for its transportation infrastructure and economy. This updates

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