Residents of the North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization (NFRMPO) region are invited to share their thoughts and feedback on the draft Environmental Justice (EJ) Plan during a 30-day public comment period. This 30-day public comment period begins on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 and closes on Thursday, March 4, 2021.
The North Front Range region enjoys a diverse and growing community. The rapid and continued growth of the region requires that transportation investments keep up with development to maintain a vibrant economy. To better incorporate this increasing diversity into future plans, programs, and efforts, the NFRMPO is pleased to release the draft EJ Plan. The EJ Plan builds on the limited EJ analyses NFRMPO staff currently undertakes.
Through the EJ Plan, the NFRMPO seeks to ensure the regional transportation planning process better reflects the needs and expectations of residents regardless of income, race, national identity, disability status, or ability to speak English. To reflect this goal, the EJ Plan consists of four key components: an existing regional demographic profile and analysis of low-income and minority populations as well as new communities of concern; recommendations for improving and creating a more inclusive transportation planning process in the North Front Range region; best practices from local, regional, state, and national examples; and a community resources inventory.
A copy of the plan is available at the NFRMPO offices at 419 Canyon Avenue, Suite 300, Fort Collins, CO 80521. The full EJ Plan can be accessed on the NFRMPO website at https://nfrmpo.org/wp-content/uploads/2021-environmental-justice-plan-draft.pdf. Anyone needing special accommodations to access the content of the plan should contact the NFRMPO at firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments on the EJ Plan should be provided to Alex Gordon at email@example.com and/or Ryan Dusil at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 4, 2021.