The PD&E re-evaluation process includes a Public Involvement Program to inform and involve all interested parties in the development of the planned project. This study is now coomplete and the study team gathered input from citizens and agencies within the project area. Public involvement activities continued throughout the duration of the project.
Several editions of the project newsletter were planned. The mailing list included the following groups:
- All individuals owning property within at least 300 feet of the right-of-way of the proposed project;
- Neighborhood and civic associations in the study area;
- Local elected and appointed officials;
- Local, regional, and state agencies and interest groups; and,
- Individuals who request to be placed on the mailing list.
The project newsletters informed the public of the status of alternatives development and the planned public meetings. The public information meetings included presentations given before the MPO and informal “small group” meetings with local civic organizations, public officials, and public agencies. Meetings provided information on the project status, design concepts, and opportunity for those who have an interest in the proposed project to comment on the study’s findings.
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Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Lilliam Escalera, Environmental Project Manager at 813-975-6445, toll free at 800-226-7220 or email at email@example.com.
Para Preguntas en Español
Si usted tiene preguntas o commentarios o si simplemente desea mas informacion sobre este proyecto, favor de ponerse en contacto con la señora Lilliam Escalera, al teléfono 813-975-6445 o correo electrónico firstname.lastname@example.org.