Location: Salina

Salina Considers Comprehensive Plan

City of SalinaSalina, Kansas is in the early stages of creating a new “Comprehensive Plan” for the city. This plan will help to determine the future of the community, and covers topics such as transportation, health issues, arts and culture, tourism, development patterns, and land use, with the goals of identifying community issues, assets, and a vision for Salina.

The first steps in creating the plan is a series of public meetings, where citizens can comment on the directions they believe the city should move. These comments will help the consulting firm the city hired, Gould Evans Associates of Kansas City, to update the plan.

At the first meeting, local resident Phil Black spoke up about the need to take bicycle transportation into consideration in the plan. “There needs to be more than just a (bicycle) path here and path there,” Black said. Black and other local citizen are pushing for a comprehensive transportation plan that addresses not just motor vehicles, but facilities for cycling and walking as well.

The public comment period will continue through the end of February, and the public can also contribute their ideas on the City of Salina’s Web site; additional information on the project is also available from Gould Evans.

See also: Salina Journal article Salina Comprehensive Plan debated at public meeting

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