The City of Mesquite is asking its citizens to give their input on the future Mesquite. The City is updating its Comprehensive Plan and has begun to engage the public to get their participation in the process.
Mayor Stan Pickett said, “This is a very important planning tool for City staff and the City Council. It will help us create and implement a long-term plan for this community. We seek the public’s thoughts on how they see Mesquite in 10 to 20 years, and beyond. Their involvement will be an integral part of assembling this plan. The public’s opinion matters.”
Pickett described the comprehensive plan as a tool that would address key areas of Mesquite. Those areas include future land uses in Mesquite, various transportation opportunities throughout the community, the future of housing and neighborhoods in the city, as well as the overall long-term design and character of Mesquite. The plan will also address public safety and health issues in the community.
The City has already gone out into the community to get input. Last week, they hosted a stakeholder meeting with a variety of people from the community and the City Council held a joint meeting with the Planning and Zoning Commission. Earlier in the month, City staff had a booth at the Texas State Fair themed Taste and Trade event in which they passed out “Comp Plan Corndogs” as way to entice attendees to learn more about the plan.
On Tuesday, October 30 the City will have a Town Hall Tuesday program on the comprehensive plan. The public is invited to attend the event, which will be held at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue beginning at 7 p.m.
The City also has set up a special webpage with a survey available to the public. The survey will be available until November 30. The web page is www.cityofmesquite.com/CompPlan.