VISION 2040 INTRODUCTORY MEETINGS ANNOUNCED

VISION 2040 INTRODUCTORY MEETINGS ANNOUNCED

Doña Ana County and the City of Las Cruces are working together on a long-range regional planning project called Vision 2040. This two-year project will anticipate and evaluate the needs of the region for the next thirty years, and identify ways the city and county should act to meet those needs. Specific topics will include growth and land use, transportation and infrastructure, environmental issues, affordable housing, economic development and many others.

The county and city planning staffs and Peter J. Smith Consulting will use a high level of public input to help form the plan. To begin raising the level of public awareness about Vision 2040, personnel from the county and city planning offices will host a series of meetings to inform the public about what to expect from the Vision 2040 process.

These meetings will include an introduction to comprehensive planning and its relationship to other government functions, the scope of work for the project, expected products and timeline, and how to engage in the process. Each meeting will cover similar material; therefore interested parties only need to attend the most convenient of the following:

Monday, Feb. 4, 6 p.m. at the Doña Ana County Commission Chambers, 845 N. Motel Blvd., Las Cruces, N.M.

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 6 p.m. at Hatch High School

Tuesday, Feb. 12th, 6 p.m. at Doña Ana Community College - Gadsden Center in Anthony

The first round of public input meetings will follow in early March. For more information, e-mail tschuster@las-cruces.org, visit http://vision2040.nmsu.edu/ or contact Tom Schuster, Las Cruces senior planner, at (575)528-3069. The TTY number is (575) 541-2182.