SECOND ROUND OF VISION 2040 PUBLIC-INPUT MEETINGS SLATED

SECOND ROUND OF VISION 2040 PUBLIC-INPUT MEETINGS SLATED

Doña Ana County and the City of Las Cruces will co-host the second round of Vision 2040 meetings during the week of May 12th. All residents of Doña Ana County and Las Cruces who are interested in long-range planning and improving their communities are encouraged to attend.

Vision 2040 is a long-range, regional and comprehensive planning project that will evaluate the needs of the region for the next 30 years, and identify ways the city and county should act to meet those needs. Specific topics will include population growth and land use, transportation and infrastructure, environmental issues, affordable housing, economic development and many others.

At these meetings, the Vision 2040 consultant, Peter J. Smith & Company, will present a summary of comments received to date, present draft regional plan goals for discussion, then ask participants to prioritize the needs that have been identified so far.

The meeting schedule is as follows:

May 12, from 6-8 p.m. at Hatch Middle School, 1000 E. Herrera Rd., in Hatch

May 12, from 6-8 p.m. at DACC Gadsden Center, 1700 E. O’Hara Rd., in Anthony

May 13, from 6-8 p.m. at Chaparral Middle School, 290 E. Lisa Dr., in Chaparral

May 13, from 6-8 p.m. at Camino Real Middle School, 2961 Roadrunner Pkwy., in Las Cruces

May 14, from 1-3 p.m. at the Doña Ana County Commission Chambers, 845 Motel Blvd., in Las Cruces

May 15, from 6-8 p.m. at Del Cerro Community Center, 170 La Fe Ave., in Del Cerro

May 15, from 6-8 p.m. at Munson Center, 975 S. Mesquite St., in Las Cruces

For more information, e-mail tschuster@las-cruces.org, visit http://vision2040.nmsu.edu/ or contact Tom Schuster, at 575/528-3069. The TTY number is (575) 541-2182.

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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (575) 525-5801.