For immediate release: March 28, 2019
Contact: Jessica McMullen, 719-471-7080 x139
PPACG Releases Draft Public Participation Plan for Public Comment
The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments (PPACG) is presenting a draft Public Participation Plan for public comment. The plan is designed to identify how PPACG will solicit input from the public while developing plans and projects. Conducting a substantive and well-planned community process is essential to determine appropriate plans and increases community support for and ownership of goals and projects.
Details on the draft Public Participation Plan are available on the PPACG website (www.ppacg.org/transportation) during the comment period of April 1, 2019 to May 15, 2019. The comments will be used during the approval process by staff and by the PPACG Board of Directors.
Comments and questions should be directed to Jason O’Brien, Transportation Planner, through physical mail at 15 South 7th Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80905 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the Pikes Peak region’s federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), PPACG is a federally mandated and federally funded transportation policy-making organization that is made up of representatives from local government and governmental transportation authorities. MPOs were created to ensure regional cooperation in transportation planning. They are meant to focus on projects and plans that are expected to have a regional impact rather than on small local projects.
The plan coordinates public input for planning processes, including transit, as appropriate to ensure two-way dialogue between citizens and transportation planners. All comments received will be included in the plan.
About the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments
The Pikes Peak region’s 16 local governments join together in PPACG to collaborate on issues that cross political boundaries and to reach solutions that benefit the entire region. PPACG’s primary focus is regional planning in transportation, aging issues, Joint Land Use Study, and air and water quality.
For information on meeting accessibility and/or requests for assistance or to request document translation to another language, contact Jessica McMullen, PPACG Policy and Communications Manager.
This also serves as notice for projects funded under Federal Transit Administration programs. PPACG’s public participation process complies with federal regulations and satisfies Mountain Metropolitan Transit’s public participation requirements for its program of projects.