Tuesday, 18 October 2011 11:17
AUSTIN—I-69 Segment Committee regional leaders agreed recently to accept public comments through the end of October, giving citizens more time to weigh in on the group’s recommendations and priorities for I-69 corridor development.
The five-member citizen’s group met last month to read the public comments received in September and decided that more input was needed. Committee members will meet in November to finalize recommendations to be submitted to the I-69 Advisory Committee.
Jim Wehmeier, I-69 Segment Two Committee chair, noted that public comment provides valuable direction for the group’s recommendations.
“Decisions are not made in a vacuum,” he noted. “The committees adjust recommendations and priorities based on citizen input. For example, the I-69 Segment Two Committee added a recommendation for a relief route in Moscow largely because of public comment.”