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Native American Tribal Listening Sessions

Caltrans is committed to early, meaningful, and ongoing engagement with California Tribal Governments and Native American  communities in the development of California’s long-range transportation plan, the California Transportation Plan 2040 (CTP 2040).  Tribal input is essential to the CTP 2040 in order to better reflect tribal values and community needs and inform future transportation decisions around the state. 

To initiate the engagement process, Caltrans convened four regional Tribal Listening Sessions from July to December 2013.  Along with discussing the CTP 2040, the listening sessions also included discussion on other long-range planning documents including the California Freight Mobility Plan, the Interregional Transportation Strategic Plan, and the Strategic Highway Safety Plan. Below you will find a single comprehensive summary report from all the sessions as well as summary notes and detailed transcripts from each of the sessions. 

Tribal Listening Session Summary Report; February 2014


Harrah’s Rincon Resort, Valley Center, CA; July 30, 2013


Caltrans Woodland Training Center, Woodland, CA; October 22, 2013


Redding Rancheria, Redding, CA; November 14, 2013


Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, CA; December 18, 2013

 

Government-to-Government Consultation

Tribal outreach will be ongoing throughout the development of the CTP 2040 which will be submitted to the Governor and the Legislature by December 31, 2015.  If Tribal Governments would like formal government-to-government consultation on the CTP 2040 please contact:

Lonora Graves of the Caltrans Native American Liaison Branch
lonora.graves@dot.ca.gov

or

Terri Bridges of the Caltrans CTP Branch
terri.bridges@dot.ca.gov

or your District Native American Liaison.

Contact information for the District Native American Liaisons can be found at: http://dot.ca.gov/hq/tpp/offices/ocp/nalb/District_Contacts_and_Maps.html