Hundreds attend meeting to help plan city’s future

Hundreds attend meeting to help plan city’s future
Les Hassell
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 9:55am

It took three overflow rooms Monday to house the attendees of a public meeting held to gather input for the city’s 15 to 20-year plan.

“I am extremely pleased by the turnout and frankly a little surprised, given that it was so cold tonight, that people braved the weather to come out. I think it just shows the importance people place on it ... how many people want to have a voice in the whole process,” said Keith Honey, the chairman of the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee, a 24-member group working with Fort Worth-based Freese and Nichols on the 18-month project.

The meeting — the first public forum during the information gathering period — drew more than 400 attendees to the LeTourneau University Belcher Center and included an overview of the project, and a session where guests could address transportation, land use and other concerns and hopes. It also provided a chance for attendees to give feedback to an interactive slideshow about community appearance. 


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