Public Involvement Round 1 (November-December 2019)
The first round of public involvement included holding seven public meetings across the Region and obtaining input from the Commission’s nine community partners. The purpose of this first round of public involvement was to share information with the public about how well the various plan elements are being implemented, and collect feedback about this progress. We also asked for comments on changes, since VISION 2050 was adopted, that we should consider as we update the plan’s recommendations.
Public Involvement Round 2 (February-April 2020)
The second round involved providing an opportunity to learn about and provide feedback on proposed plan changes. We also shared information about a funding gap for the recommended transportation system and discussed how the plan would help improve equity across the Region. This round was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and resulted in staff cancelling three of seven planned public open house meetings across the Region. In lieu of the canceled in-person meetings, we extended the comment period and provided alternative ways for residents to learn about the draft plan update and to provide feedback, including two virtual meetings, a YouTube video presentation, and an online questionnaire.