Public Participation Plan

MCAG's Public Participation Plan (PPP) is a guide to meeting the MPO requirements for early coordination, public involvement and project development. The PPP is intended to provide direction for public participation activities conducted by MCAG and contains the requirements, procedures, strategies and techniques used by MCAG to communicate with the public and appropriate affected agencies. The plan defines a process that outlines roles, responsibilities and key decision points for consulting with affected public agencies and other interested parties, and providing reasonable opportunities to be involved in the metropolitan transportation planning process.


2021 Public Participation Plan (PDF) - Adopted October 21, 2021

2016 Public Participation Plan (PDF) - Adopted September 22, 2016

Public Hearing

Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG) will hold two public hearings to receive public comments on the Draft 2021 Public Participation Plan. One will be held in-person during a regularly scheduled MCAG Governing Board meeting and the other will be virtual.

In-person Public Hearing

Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021 

Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Al Goman Community Center 745 Linden Ave. Gustine, CA 95322

Virtual Public Hearing

Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Time: 6:00 PM 

Meeting ID: 881 5699 8850 

Passcode: 36918 

Join by Phone: 669-900-6833

A 45-day public review and comment period will start on August 16, 2021 and conclude on September 30, 2021.  The draft document is available for review at the MCAG office, located at 369 West 18th St., Merced CA 95340, and here.

After reviewing the comments, the Draft 2021 Public Participation Plan will be considered for adoption by the Merced County Association of Governments at a regularly scheduled meeting to be held on October 21, 2021.

Contact Person:

Natalia Austin - Associate Planner

(209)723-3153 x 127