Saturday, November 8, 2008

Still Time To Tell The Feds That SEWRPC Needs Change

The Sat., 11/8 deadline - - that would be today! - - for public comment on SEWRPC's management and work has been extended to Monday, 11/10.

SEWRPC is the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission. Type SEWRPC into the search box at the upper left on this blog for an archvie of posts and op-eds about SEWRPC's problems, some of which are the basis for two recent civil rights complaints alleging discrimination in planning activities and personnel decisions.

One with some historical and political context is here.

Here is the comment process information from SEWRPC's website, but ignore the 11/8 reference, and remember - - if you believe that SEWRPC has spent too much money and time on road-building plans, or if you think its guiding land-use plan and pending water distribution proposals enables sprawl, or if you think its suburban tilt is a bad deal for Milwaukee and low-income residents regionally, you only get a chance every four years to tell federal evaluators that you think planning in this region needs major surgery:

Written comments may also be submitted no later than November 8, 2008, by mail, fax, or E-mail to:

Planning Certification Review
Federal Highway Administration
525 Junction Rd, Suite 8000
Madison, WI 53717
Fax: 608-829-7526

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