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Case Study

Case Study

San Fernando Valley Council of Governments

Challenge:

Develop functionality and purpose for the San Fernando Valley Council of Governments (SFVCOG)—with 6 member jurisdictions collectively representing more than 2 million residents—despite frequent executive director turnover and disparate member priorities, geographies, and bandwidths.

Stratiscope Intervention:

  • Provided structure by redefining the mission of the organization and refocusing meetings on actionable, timely issues that were regional in scope.
  • Crafted and implemented the SFVCOG’s first strategic plan.
  • Managed a regional transportation assessment.
  • Developed SFVCOG Mobility Academy.
  • Led updating of SFVCOG’s governing documents.

Outcomes:

  • Catalyzed the allocation of over $4 billion in regional transportation funding through the voter-approved Measure M.
  • Trained more than 75 civic and community leaders to advocate regional transportation priorities.
  • Annually updated regional transportation project priority list that begins with citizen input.
  • Developed SFVCOG Mobility Academy.
  • Annual renewal of Stratiscope’s contract since 2014. (This was done in open meeting by a public board vote.)