Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Visionaries Wanted

The Comprehensive Plan Task Force kicks off its neighborhood meetings tonight, when it hosts residents and businesspeople from wards 5 and 1-2 (you can see which ward you belong to here) at the Westbrook Community Center at 7p.

The task force, which is amidst the six-month "visioning" portion of the state-required review of the City's Comprehensive Plan, will also be hosting neighborhood meetings for wards 4 and 1-1 (Thursday, October 28 at 6p at The French Press Eatery), and wards 2 and 3 (Thursday, November 4 at 6p at IDEXX). The culminating event for this initial phase will be a daylong, city-wide meeting devoted to conversations about everyone's vision of Westbrook over the next 10-20 years. That event will take place Saturday, December 11 at 10a in the Westbrook Middle School cafeteria.

These events are great opportunities for members of the public to articulate their perspectives on what Westbrook should be like as a place to make a home or build a business over the next couple decades. Moreover, the public is always welcome at the task force's meetings (a meeting schedule through May 2011 can be seen here), and is encouraged to fill out the task force's questionnaire (here).

(Full disclosure: I represent Ward 2 on the Comprehensive Plan Task Force.)

- John C.L. Morgan

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