*** PRESS RELEASE ***
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
REQUEST FOR COMMENT
Middle Rogue Metropolitan Planning Organization
Planning Area Boundary Adjustment
MRMPO Policy Committee Meeting, 2:30 p.m. Thursday, December 21, 2023
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Meeting ID: 845 5578 6528
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Sent out to Media and Posted at mrmpo.org on November 17, 2023
Every ten years with the release of the data from the decennial census, MPOs are required to review and adjust, if necessary, their Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA) Boundaries. This boundary, ostensibly, is to accommodate anticipated urban growth over the next 20 years within the MPO area. At a minimum, the MPA must include the census identified urban area.
The results of the 2020 census show that the Grants Pass urbanized area has been extended to include the Pleasant Valley area. To simplify matters, the boundary extension will include the area west of I-5 that has now been identified as “urban” (see link to map below).
The Middle Rogue Metropolitan Planning Organization (MRMPO) will hold a public hearing at its regularly scheduled Policy Committee meeting on Thursday, December 21, 2023 at 2:30 PM to discuss and take action on the recommendations from the Technical Advisory Committee and Citizens Advisory Committee.
We are seeking public comment over the thirty (30) days. Anyone wishing to comment should go to the website and click on the “contact us” link. Or you can mail comments to:
Planning and Program Manager
Rogue Valley Council of Governments
155 N. 1st Street
P.O Box 3275
Central Point, OR 97502
This public hearing notice is being used to meet the public participation requirements for the Federal Transit Administration’s Program of Projects.