WE VALUE YOUR INPUT

SJRRC and its project partners are committed to meaningful public engagement throughout the Stockton Diamond Grade Separation Project. Community participation is vital to aid in minimizing impacts while meeting passenger and freight rail needs.

EVENTS

April 2022 Bilingual Public Meetings

Two public meetings were held during the project’s 30-day public review and comment period for the Draft EA. A Neighborhood Meet & Greet was held on April 5, 2022, and a bilingual Public Open House was held on April 6, 2022. Thank you to those who were able to join us and for those who couldn’t participate, please view the meeting boards on the Resources page.

Draft Environmental Assessment – Circulated on March 28, 2022 2022

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Lead Agency, issued a Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment and bilingual public meeting for the Project on March 28, 2022, with a 30-day comment period that ended at 5 p.m. on April 27, 2022. All input received will be documented and addressed in the Final EA, anticipated to be completed this summer. Promotion of the Draft EA and bilingual public meeting included multilingual advertisements in regional papers, mailers, posters, e-blasts, and social media posts. An Overview to reviewing and commenting on the Draft EA was also available for pickup at various Stockton repositories.

April 2021 Bilingual Virtual Public Meeting

To provide convenient participation in a safe environment while social distancing, a bilingual virtual public meeting was held on April 6, 2021 during the project’s 45-day public review and comment period for the Draft EIR. Thank you to those who were able to join us and for those who couldn’t participate, please view the meeting recordings and PowerPoints on the Resources page.

Draft Environmental Document – Circulated on March 15, 2021

SJRRC issued a Notice of Availability of the Draft EIR and bilingual virtual public meeting for the proposed project on March 15, 2021 with a 45-day public review and comment period, which ended at 5 p.m. on April 29, 2021. All input received was documented and addressed in the Final EIR that was approved by the SJRRC Board of Directors on June 4, 2021. Promotion of the Draft EIR included multilingual advertisements in regional papers, mailers, posters, e-blasts, and social media posts. A Citizen’s Guide to reviewing and commenting on the Draft EIR as well as comment cards were also available for pickup at various Stockton repositories.

September 2020 Virtual Public Meetings

To provide convenient participation in a safe environment while social distancing, three virtual public meetings were hosted in mid-September 2020 during the project’s 45-day public scoping comment period. Thank you to those who were able to join us and for those who couldn’t participate, please view the meeting recordings and PowerPoints on the Resources page.

Notice of Preparation - Launched on Aug. 19, 2020

The Notice of Preparation (NOP) of the Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment (EIR/EA) was published on Aug. 19, 2020. Promotion of the NOP included multilingual advertisements in regional papers, mailers, e-blasts, and social media posts. Suggestions and comments on the scope and content of the EIR/EA were invited from all interested parties for a period of 45 days from Aug. 19 to Oct. 3, 2020. Feedback received during the project’s public comment period were reviewed by the project team as a feasible concept was identified.

NEWS

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THE KEY ACTIVITIES

The project’s engagement program is designed to provide convenient and timely information to educate and inform, as well as seek public participation throughout the environmental planning process, including the following strategies: