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Thank You for Attending the First Socorro 2040 Community Meeting!

Thank you to those who participated in the first Community Meeting for the Comprehensive Plan update. The meeting was held Wednesday, October 4 and began with a presentation, followed by an interactive open house that encouraged participants to share their thoughts. They were prompted to reflect on what they value most about Socorro and their visions for the community's future. Attendees also engaged in discussions about the community's strengths, opportunities, challenges, and obstacles. Feedback collected was categorized into various elements, including land use, facilities, infrastructure, cultural preservation, housing, transportation, sustainability, and open spaces. Statements about the community were posted for agreement or disagreement by participants. Additionally, a community questionnaire was distributed and made available online accessibility. This event promoted robust community engagement, with everyone encouraged to ask questions and provide insights to inform the development of the Socorro 2040 Comprehensive Plan.

For those who were unable to attend the meeting, the meeting summary is available for review.

Meeting Summary

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Your Voice Matters!

Your input will help the project team understand community concerns so that they may be addressed in the Socorro 2040 Comprehensive Plan. You can provide information by attending open houses and meetings, completing a community questionnaire, and interacting with our IDPlaces mapping tool.


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Community Questionnaire

A questionnaire for residents and business owners was developed to get input on desires for inclusion in the Comprehensive Plan. The questionnaire will be distributed to attendees at the first community meeting and posted on this website for easy accessibility.

IDPlaces

The interactive IDPlaces mapping tool provides community members the ability to identify issues and opportunities on a dynamic, web-based map and provides the users with a forum to voice their issues related to specific geographic locations. The app allows participants to mark the geographic area where the issue or opportunity exists, add comments, or upload images and documents to create a more interactive experience. Comments posted are available for other users to see, creating a collaborative platform.

Meetings and Open Houses

Three community engagement events will be held in the form of meetings or open houses.

First Community Meeting:
October 2023

When: 

Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Where:

Socorro City Council Chambers,
860 N. Rio Vista Rd., Socorro, TX 79927

What to Expect:

A brief informational presentation followed by interactive engagement activities and a community questionnaire

Purpose: 

The Comprehensive Plan presentation and a series of activities will be staged around the room to engage community members and get input on community goals and priorities. Attendees will have the opportunity to complete a community questionnaire that will be reviewed and analyzed by the project team to further inform the development of the Comprehensive Plan. The questionnaire is also available on the project website.

 

Second Engagement Event:
Winter 2023/2024

The second public meeting will provide a summary of the City’s past and current planning efforts, existing conditions, and “What we’ve heard” (consolidated feedback from community engagement, public feedback from questionnaires and the Matrix IDPlaces Tool, and results from the first public meeting). Additionally, the Project Team will also provide an overview of current and emerging planning trends and refinements that may shape new policy (e.g., scenario planning, sustainability, healthy communities, multi-modal transportation systems, and smart growth). This workshop will provide an interactive exercise to engage community members in a discussion about issues and opportunities facing Socorro’s residents, businesses, and others. Issues will be presented as choices-consequences and presented in layman’s terms. The interactive exercise will focus on validating the community’s vision, what is most important to them, strengths, and weaknesses, as well as identification of opportunities to address current and future challenges (SWOT).

Third Engagement Event:
Spring 2024

During this final public meeting, the project team will present the revised vision, the fundamental elements of the draft Socorro Comprehensive Plan, as well as the goals and objectives refined from the second public meeting. Additionally, attendees will be informed on how to access and provide comments on the draft plan using the project website.


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