The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning is developing a revised Public Participation Plan, updating the Participation Plan that was adopted in 2007. The new Plan reflects NIRPC’s continuing commitment to reach out to and engage residents in the regional planning and decision-making processes relative to NIRPC’s three planning domains of transportation, economic development and the environment. The Plan has been in development for over 8 months, with the advice and guidance of a Task Force. An initial draft Plan was issued in October, 2012 and made available for public review and comment through November. There was an increased level of interest on the part of some members of the public regarding this Plan, so the comment period was extend for over two more months, through mid – February. Some substantial comments were received that suggested some significant changes to the draft Plan, which have been made.
NIRPC is a regional council of local governments serving the three counties of Northwest Indiana. It provides a forum that enables the residents of Northwest Indiana to address regional issues relating to transportation, the environment and community and economic development. NIRPC is the voice of regionalism in Northwestern Indiana, and a developer of consensus-backed solutions.
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