The December 9th Public Hearing to approve the cost
affordable 2035 Transportation Plan is rapidly approaching, and we're well
into the official 30-day public comment period that precedes it. We're continuing
to work closely with you and our planning partners to collect comments
on the Draft Cost Affordable 2035 Transportation Plan.
Last Tuesday, November 10th, we held our first
Town Call meeting. Moderator Jack
Harris was joined on the panel discussion by our MPO Chair, Temple Terrace
Mayor Joe Affronti, Sr., Tampa City Councilman John Dingfelder, and MPO
Executive Director Ray Chiaramonte.
More than 3,800 people participated in the Town Call meeting! Polling questions were asked during the
call. Question 3 results (below),
asked near the end of the call, show that 65% of the respondents are in favor
of the direction of the draft plan.
More preliminary call results are posted under Get Involved
Our goal is to provide you with as much information about
the plan and as many opportunities to weigh in on the plan as
possible. Here are some things you can do now:
Participate in Thursday's
Join Moderator Jack Harris, MPO Executive Director Ray Chiaramonte,
Hillsborough County Commissioner Mark Sharpe and Plant City City Manager Greg
Horwedel on November 19th.
40,000 registered voters in Plant City and unincorporated Hillsborough
County will be called and invited to join at 7:00 p.m. If you are not called directly and wish
to join in, please call in toll-free at 1-877-229-8493. The ID code to connect to the
teleconference is 15177, followed by the pound (#) key. If it's busy, keep trying. We'll be live for an hour.
Watch the 2035 Vision Video:
Children are asking all the right questions about the Vision for
2035. This must-see video, narrated by WFLA's Jack Harris, puts into
perspective the importance of investing in a sustainable future with a
multi-modal transportation plan. Check out www.mpo2035.org
to see the video.
your comments toll-free: 1-888-777-5730
Read about the Plan in our Newsletter:
This issue of The Fall 2009 Mobility Focus
out the draft cost affordable 2035 Transportation Plan and includes a
postage-paid comment card for your convenience. Or simply hit the Take A Surveybutton on our web site www.mpo2035.org
to electronically submit your comments.
Save the Date! Plan to Attend:
Wednesday, December 9th at 6:00 p.m.
PUBLIC HEARING to adopt the 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan, 601
East Kennedy Blvd, BOCC Chambers, 2nd Floor, Downtown Tampa
This meeting will be broadcast on HTV. Call-in lines will be available during
the LIVE broadcast only.
Persons in need of
special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or who require
interpreter services (free of charge) should contact Michele Ogilvie,
813/273-3774 ext. 317 or firstname.lastname@example.org, at least 3 business days in advance of the
12/9/09 Public Hearing. In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of
1964 and other nondiscrimination laws, public participation is solicited
without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability
or family status.