Category: Planning

CAPCOG, AirNow shows local Air Quality conditions

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The CAPCOG Air Quality Program integrated reporting from its eight ozone monitors into EPA’s AirNow.gov to give Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) residents more insight about their local air quality, so they can better protect their health. AirNow.gov provides

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CAPCOG urges Emergency Preparedness Month participation

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The CAPCOG Executive Committee recognized September as National Preparedness Month and urges all jurisdictions to educate and empower their residents to prepare for responding to natural and man-made disasters. To prepare residents, CAPCOG, with the aid of Texas State University,

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CEDS takes second look at strengthening resiliency measures

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When the COVID-19 pandemic started, the Capital Area Economic Development District (CAEDD) had just begun developing its strategic direction and action plan as part of the 2020-2025 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the 10-county region. The CEDS is a

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EPA looks to CAPCOG for emissions case study

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently completed a Travel Efficiency Assessment Method Case Study for the Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which it selected CAPCOG to participate because the MSA is the largest metropolitan area meeting the national

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RLEA begins training on de-escalation simulator

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Police agencies around the region have a new de-escalation training tool which they will soon be able to use at their own facilities. CAPCOG began instructing departments in July on using its Multiple Interactive Learning Objectives (MILO) Range simulator. Training

CAPCOG aids counties in developing and updating solid waste siting ordinances

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The CAPCOG Solid Waste Program has helped several counties draft, review and update solid waste siting ordinances to prepare them for the possibility of facilities expanding or locating within their jurisdictions as the industry’s demand increases. A well-crafted siting ordinance

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CAPCOG, TNRIS coordinate 2021 Aerial Imagery project

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CAPCOG is seeking local jurisdictions to participate in the Texas Natural Resources Information System’s (TNRIS) Strategic Mapping Program (StratMap), so they can update their aerial imagery, or orthoimagery, for a fraction of the cost and enhance their planning capabilities. Local

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TWDB seeks flood planning group members

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Texas is beginning its first regional flood planning process, and the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is seeking nominees for membership to 15 planning groups that will develop the regional flood plans by 2023. The plans will be compiled into

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CAPCOG’s COVID-19 response, operations

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The CAPCOG offices are currently closed to visitors because of the COVID-19 pandemic; however, all of CAPCOG’s divisions are still operating. While some staff remain in the office, most are teleworking and the best way to contact them is through

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CAPCOG dashboard measures COVID-19’s economic impacts

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The CAPCOG Community and Economic Development Division has developed a regional data dashboard to assist communities in making informed decisions and preparing for economic recovery related to the COVID-19 pandemic. It also collaborated with Travis County, Austin and other partners

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