Category: Planning
CAPCOG partners to educate children about air quality
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CAPCOG has partnered with the Clean Air Force and Austin FC|Atlas to provide classrooms with air quality monitors to help educate students about the environment while also collecting data on particulate matter (PM) in the region. The Be Air Smart,

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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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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 begins search for Next Generation 9-1-1 call-handling equipment
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CAPCOG has begun a two-year project to select, procure, and deploy new 9-1-1 call-handling equipment in the 31 Emergency Communications Centers (ECCs) in the region. The process, which kicked off in August, will involve input from ECC stakeholders, demonstrations, and

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CAPCOG aggregates, analyzes Census estimates
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Highlights from the CAPCOG’s analysis of the U.S. Census estimates for the 10-county region showed its population grew by 2.33 percent from 2020 to 2021, which was more than double the state’s growth rate. The agency’s Regional Planning and Services

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CAPCOG Air Quality Program seeks fleet emissions partnerships
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CAPCOG’s Air Quality Program is seeking Clean Air Coalition members interested in participating in a program that will install fleet monitoring devices and software on vehicles to track emissions, so the region can better understand of how local fleets impact

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CAPCOG’s Homeland Security Division strengthens WebEOC for the region
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The CAPCOG Homeland Security Division has enhanced WebEOC’s, an online crisis information and communication system, features to improve emergency response organizations’ use of the tool throughout the region. The upgrades will be deployed after they are reviewed and tested. “CAPCOG’s

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Public hearings kickoff Hurricane Harvey MOD process
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The CAPCOG Homeland Security Division is developing a Method of Distribution (MOD) for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) – Mitigation funds totaling $52,253,000 for projects in the four CAPCOG-area counties majorly impacted by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 — Bastrop, Caldwell,

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Putting Assets to Work incubator and workshops
Downtown La Grange

Partnering with the Government Finance Officers Association and the Sorenson Impact Center, with the support of Schmidt Futures and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, under the leadership of former Mayor and Congressman Ben McAdams, the Wasatch Front Regional Council

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CAPCOG Homeland Security participates in national program’s development
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The CAPCOG Homeland Security Division has been participating with FEMA and the Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, which provides research and development for the federal agency, to develop technology that will help emergency response agencies increase their ability to

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