SANDAG Network Themes Open Houses

What is a theme?

A theme is basically a goal or value SANDAG will keep in mind while developing the RTP. For example, if “lowering greenhouse gases” were a theme, the RTP would be constructed with the intent of lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

Ultimately, multiple themes will be selected, but right now none of the themes in the mix address climate change, pollution, or public transit. Sierra Club will be showing up at every one of these open houses to advocate for including those themes, but we need YOUR help.

What can you do?

It’s easy, really — Just email us at join@sandac.org to let us know which open house you’re interested in attending. There is a list of open houses, along with links to more information about each workshop, at the end of this email. From there, we’ll email you a set of talking points to make sure we’re on the same page, and then you can just show up at the open house. That set of talking points is also at the bottom of this page.

Even if you don’t want to speak directly with the SANDAG staff who will be scattered around the room, you can fill out a survey or submit a written comment. And if you’re unable to attend, please fill out this online survey, available from April 23 through May 18. For just ten minutes of your time, you could help save San Diego transportation from itself.


  • Central San Diego: Monday, April 23 from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. OR 5:30-8 p.m.

          Location: Caltrans District 11 Garcia Auditorium 4050 Taylor Street San Diego, CA 92110

          View flier (English/Español)

  • North County Coastal: Wednesday, April 25 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

           Location: Encinitas Public Library Community Room 540 Cornish Drive Encinitas, CA 92024

           View flier (English/Español)

  • East County: Monday, April 30 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

           Location: El Cajon Police Department Community Room 100 Civic Center Way El Cajon, CA 92020

View flier (English/Español)

  • South County: Tuesday, May 1 from 5-7 p.m

          Location: San Ysidro Civic Center 212 W. Park Avenue San Diego, CA 92173

          View flier (English/Español)

  • North County Inland: Wednesday, May 2 from 5-7 p.m.

           Location: Centro Universidad Popular 1234 N. Santa Fe Avenue, Suite 100 Vista, CA 92083

           View flier (English/Español)

  • Central San Diego: Thursday, May 3 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

          Location: Jackie Robinson Family YMCA Community Room 151 YMCA Way San Diego, CA 92102

          View flier (English/Español)


Downloadable pdf of talking points.