GET INVOLVED

Overview

Public input is vital to our planning process for a couple of reasons. First, we are planning for studies and projects that are funded by taxpayers, and so it is important that taxpayers have a voice in how their money is spent. Second, we believe strongly that as a community we are collectively smarter than any single individual among us. Therefore, by involving more people and hearing more voices in the planning process, we can write higher quality, more implementable plans that meet more needs.

This page is all about how you can be involved in our process.


Our Stakeholder Engagement Plan

The SEP will help members of the public and affected organizations understand how to participate effectively in the APO’s planning processes.

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division has a website devoted to steps that public agencies can take to ensure their public meetings are fully accessible. It’s included in our SEP by reference, but can also be seen by clicking this link: Meeting on a Level Playing Field

Current Public Input Opportunities

There are currently no public input opportunities.


Current Public Surveys

Online surveys enable us to get more input from more people, including those who cannot attend a formal public input meeting. Combining online input with in-person input often gives us a clearer picture of public opinion.

 

 

Results of Past Surveys

Here are the results from some recent online surveys:

  1. In July 2020, we asked for public feedback regarding the APO’s public input efforts over the past year from participants; you can see the feedback by clicking HERE.
  2. Between June 24 and July 24, 2020, we solicited public input on the proposed Federally-funded transportation projects as part of the development of the 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program. You can see the survey results HERE.
  3. From April through June 2020, we solicited public input regarding active transportation such as walking and bicycling. You can see the survey results HERE.
  4. In April 2020, we solicited public comments on a proposed change to the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). You can see that feedback by clicking HERE.
  5. In February 2020, we solicited public comments on a number of proposed changes to the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). You can see that feedback by clicking HERE.
  6. In January 2020, we solicited public comments on a number of proposed changes to the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). You can see that feedback by clicking HERE.
  7. We released a series of public surveys asking for comments on the draft 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)
    • To get a summary of the early public input from 2017, click HERE
    • To get a summary of the comments on the first draft of the MTP, click HERE
    • And to get a summary of feedback on the second draft of the MTP, click HERE
  8. In August 2019, we asked for public feedback regarding the APO’s public input efforts over the past year; you can see the feedback by clicking HERE.
  9. In July 2019, we asked for public opinion about a set of possible new APO logos. You can click HERE to see a summary of the survey input.

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Assurances

English

The Saint Cloud Area Planning Organization (APO) fully complies with the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Executive Order 12898, Executive Order 13116 and related statutes and regulations. The APO is accessible to all persons of all abilities. A person who requires a modification or accommodation, auxiliary aids, translation services, interpreter services, etc., in order to participate in a public meeting, including receiving this agenda and/or attachments in an alternative format, or language please contact the APO at 320-252-7568 or at admin@stcloudapo.org at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting.

Somali

Ururka Qorsheynta Deegaanka ee Cloud Cloud (APO) wuxuu si buuxda u waafaqsanahay Cinwaanka VI ee Xuquuqda Xuquuqda Rayidka ee 1964, Cinwaanka II ee Sharciga Naafada Mareykanka ee 1990, Amarka Fulinta 12898, Amarka Fulinta 13116 iyo qawaaniinta iyo qawaaniinta la xiriira. APO waa u furan tahay dhammaan dadka awooda oo dhan. Qofka u baahan dib-u-habeyn ama dejin, caawimaad gargaar ah, adeegyo turjumaad, adeegyo turjubaan, iwm, si uu uga qeyb galo kulan dadweyne, oo ay ku jiraan helitaanka  ajendahaan iyo / ama ku lifaaqan qaab kale, ama luqadda fadlan la xiriir APO. 320-252- 7568 ama at admin@stcloudapo.org ugu yaraan toddobo (7) maalmood kahor kulanka.

Spanish

La Organización de Planificación del Área de Saint Cloud (APO en inglés) cumple plenamente con el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, con el Título II de la Ley sobre los Estadounidenses con Discapacidad de 1990), de la Orden Ejecutiva 12898, de la Orden Ejecutiva 13116 y los estatutos y reglamentos relacionados. La APO es accesible para todas las personas de todas las capacidades. Una persona que requiere una modificación o acomodación, ayudas auxiliares, servicios de traducción, servicios de interpretación, etc., para poder participar en una reunión pública, incluyendo recibir esta agenda y/o archivos adjuntos en un formato o idioma alternativo, por favor, contacta a la APO al número de teléfono 320-252-7568 o al admin@stcloudapo.org al menos siete (7) días antes de la reunión.