September 09, 2005
Envision Houston Region

The following is an email from Robin Holzer of the Citizens Transportation Coalition.

In September, please consider participating in Envision Houston Region 2030, at one of five free workshops designed to involve the public in creating a regional vision for future growth in the Houston
area. This is a joint effort of Blueprint Houston and the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC).

For the first time ever, H-GAC is inviting communities to help create alternative growth scenarios for the metro area. If you believe that we must plan to preserve our quality of life even as millions of new
people locate in our region, then you should definitely participate!

The Houston-Harris County workshop is on Sat Sept 17 at 8:30 am. Note NEW location: UH Hilton, 4800 Calhoun, 77024 (This workshop was originally scheduled for the George R. Brown Conv. Ctr. but was relocated to accommodate Katrina evacuees.)

There are four other workshops around the region on Sept 22, 24, 30, and Oct 1, and you may participate in any of them. You may check workshop dates, locations, and register to participate online here.

Because this process is a direct result of our efforts in 2004 to give citizens a voice in the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP 2025), CTC will "sponsor" tables of participants. Please let me know if you will join us under our "banner."

Please review these citizen bulletins for more info:

* "A regional vision for future growth"

* "When, where, and how to grow?"

* Frequently asked questions

In the meantime, if you have questions or comments about the process, please visit the EHR topic in CTC's online forum.

Should be interesting.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on September 09, 2005 to Elsewhere in Houston | TrackBack

If "Envison Houston Region" is anything like "Envision Central Texas" in Austin last year, it's just a fake biased poll that will force a result of "Wow, we all really want to live in very dense urban apartments and ride subways! Don't build any more roads, heavens no!"

No one takes the Austin one seriously.

Posted by: WG on September 9, 2005 10:30 PM