Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Notice: Critically Important Wasatch Front Regional Council Open Houses Coming Up

Don't neglect to throw in your own 2¢

Thanks to tip from yet another sharp-eyed and alert Weber County Forum reader, we'll fulfill one of our primary functions as Weber County's most prominent community blog, and alert you to an important series of upcoming public meetings which will be conducted by the Wasatch Front Regional Council, concerning broad transportation planning issues which will have broad repercussions for all Wasatch Front residents for the next thirty years.  Rather than reel off slice, dice and ginsu-knife the myriad of issues which will be discussed at these public meetings, we'll simply incorporate the full body of the flier which we received by email this morning.  Here goes: 

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What YOU Think Matters!

Come and let your voice be heard at three open houses sponsored by the  to display and receive comment on:

1. The Draft 2014-2019 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
2. Four Proposed Amendments to the current Regional Transportation Plan 2011-2040 (RTP)
3. Four Growth and Transportation Scenarios proposed in preparation for the update to the RTP due in 2015
4. The Draft Wasatch Mobility Plan for the transportation disadvantaged

The corresponding air quality conformity analyses (Air Quality Memoranda 29 and 29a) will also be available for the RTP amendments and the Draft TIP.
These plans, programs, and projects are subject to public review and comment prior to consideration and possible adoption by the Regional Council. The public review and comment period for the Draft TIP and proposed amendments to the RTP began on June 29, 2013 and will run through August 3, 2013. The comment period for the Wasatch Mobility Plan will run from July 13, 2013 through August 13, 2013. Additionally, much of this information for the current Wasatch Choice for 2040 Vision / RTP is available in our new brochure. The three open houses will be held at the following times and locations:

Thursday, July 18, 2013
Farmington Library Conference Room
133 South Main Street, Farmington
3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Monday, July 22, 2013 
Weber County Commission Breakout Room
Weber County Government Center
2380 South Washington Blvd., Ogden
3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 1, 2013 
Salt Lake County Government Center, North Building Atrium
2001 South State Street, Salt Lake City
3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Further information is available on the Regional Council’s NEW, more user friendly website at www.wfrc.org or at (801) 363-4250. Comments may also be given to Sam Klemm at sam@wfrc.org or mailed to WFRC, 295 North Jimmy Doolittle Road, Salt Lake City, UT 84116. Comments on the Mobility Management Plan may be given to Ali Oliver at aoliver@wfrc.org or at the telephone number or mailing address as noted above.

To assure full participation at the open houses, accommodations for effective communication such as sign language interpreters or printed materials in alternate format must be requested at least five (5) working days prior to the date of the scheduled event(s). Requests for accommodations should be directed to the Wasatch Front Regional Council Public Information Officer during business hours at (801) 363-4250, ext. 1116 or for deaf/hearing impaired persons, dial 711 to make a relay call.

Para recibir esta informacion en Espanol, envie un correo electronico a Sam Klemm a sam@wfrc.org.

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That's it, O Gentle Ones.

Hopefully you'll be able plan your calenders accordingly, folks.

And  whatever you do...

1 comment:

Danny said...

Interesting that all these public meetings are scheduled during working hours, when most people.... are... at.... work.


Either they don't want to hear from the productive class, or the bureaucrats who are hosting these meeting are doing these meetings because they have to, aren't really interested in what anybody thinks, and therefore don't want to waste their own off-hours time on them.

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