The successful Lafayette Comprehensive Plan Forum Series Three held on May 14 and 15 hosted over 900 attendees over the two day period and garnered needed feedback which will be examined and utilized as the Comprehensive Plan moves into the next phase. In addition, more than 250 individuals have participated in an on-line survey so far, and several local organizations have held or scheduled meetings in a box to share Forum Three information and collect input.
The deadline for the online survey or to conduct your meeting in a box is Monday, June 10th at 4:00 P.M. Information for both can be found on the home page of PlanLafayette.com.
The Open House style of the forums allowed attendees to review information at their own pace and provided staff members on-hand throughout the forum to answer questions. The attending public was asked to vote on one of three new scenarios or a "no plan" option for the future of Lafayette. Those same options are available to survey takers and attendees of meetings in a box.
"We are very pleased with the large response that Forum Three has generated. It is a clear indication to us that the public wants to be involved in shaping Lafayette’s future and that the Comprehensive Plan strategy of collecting input from citizens through forums, surveys and meetings is providing ample opportunity for all to weigh in. We put a great deal of effort into spreading the word to everyone that they have an opportunity to vote on the future scenario of their choice, and as a result Forum Three was very successful," says Comprehensive Plan Citizens Advisory Chair Kevin Blanchard.