Every four years, the Commission conducts an interim review and update of the regional land use and transportation plan, in part to address Federal requirements. The 2020 Review and Update assessed implementation to date of VISION 2050, reviewed the year 2050 forecasts underlying the plan, and monitored current transportation system performance. The review also examined whether it remains reasonable for the recommendations in VISION 2050 to be accomplished over the next 30 years, given the implementation of the plan to date and available and anticipated funding. As a result of the review and update process, recommendations have been added and updated, and the financial analysis has been updated to reflect changes in anticipated funding and expenditures. An outline of the 2020 Review and Update, adopted by the Commission on June 17, 2020, along with draft chapters prepared to date can be reviewed under "DRAFT REPORT" below. The report, along with a Second Edition of Volume III of the VISION 2050 report, is in the process of being published.
Public Involvement Round 1 (November-December 2019)
Staff conducted the first of two rounds of public involvement for the Review and Update in late 2019. This effort 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. Comments for the first round were accepted through December 20, 2019, and were considered by staff as we prepared a draft 2020 Review and Update and by the Advisory Committees guiding the Review and Update.
Public Involvement Round 2 (February-April 2020)
Staff conducted the second round of public involvement for the Review and Update in early 2020. This 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. Comments for the second round were accepted through April 8, 2020, and staff reviewed, summarized, and responded to all comments we received. We provided them to the Advisory Committees guiding VISION 2050 for review as they continued guiding the Review and Update, and at their April 29th meeting, the Committees approved the draft 2020 Review and Update. The Commission adopted the Review and Update on June 17, 2020.