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

Below is a list of all current and upcoming public input opportunities:

  1. The APO continues to encourage public input and comment through our on-line products, the Active Transportation Survey and the Wikimap, for use in developing the regional Active Transportation Plan. Please be advised that the APO will close these survey opportunities on June 30, 2020.
  2. The Draft 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) has been released for public comment. Community members are able to provide their feedback on the draft document between June 24 and July 24, 2020.
    • The APO has also developed online surveys about the roadway, bridge, transit, and active transportation projects to be constructed that are slated to receive Federal funding between 2021 and 2024.  See the “Current Public Surveys” section below for links to the surveys.
    • APO Senior Transportation Planner Vicki Johnson will be hosting a virtual public input meeting via Facebook Live from noon until 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, on the APO’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/stcloudapo/).

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.

The following links are for current surveys in which you are invited to participate:

  1. To take our survey on walking and bicycling, click HERE.
  2. To go to our Wikimap where you can indicate preferred walking and bicycling routes and identify problem areas, click HERE.
  3. SAHANKA QAABABKA SAFARKA EE CAGTA LA ADEEGSADO EE APO
  4. What follows is a series of public surveys regarding the Draft 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP):

Results of Past Surveys

Here are the results from some recent online surveys:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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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Title VI Assurances

English

The Saint Cloud Area Planning Organization (APO) fully complies with the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 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 Agagaarka Saint Cloud (APO) waxay si buuxda ugu hoggaansantay Qodobka VI ee Xeerka Xuquuqda Dadweynaha ee 1964, Sharciga Dadka Maraykanka ah ee Naafada ah ee 1990, Amarka Fulinta 12898, Amarka Fulinta 13116 iyo xeerarka iyo sharciyada la xiriira. APO waxa heli kara dhamaan dadka leh awoodaha kala duwan. Qofka u baahan in waxka bedel ama qaabilaad, qalabka caawinta, adeegyada tarjumaadda qoraalka, adeegyada turjumaadda hadalka, iwm, si uu uga qaybgalo kulan dadweyne, oo uu kamid yahay yihiin helitaanka ajandahan iyo/ama waxyaabaha ku lifaaqan oo qaab kale ama luqad kale ah fadlan kala xiriir APO 320-252-7568 ama admin@stcloudapo.org ugu yaraan toddoba (7) maalmood ah kahor kulanka.

Hmong

Lub koom haum Saint Cloud Area Planning Organization (APO) tau ua raws nraim li Nqe Lus VI ntawm Tsoom fwv Cov Cai Pej Xeem xyoo 1964, Tsab Kev Cai Hai Txog Kev Xiam Oob Khab ntawm Haiv Neeg Mes Kas xyoo 1990, Tsab Cai 12898, Tsab Cai 13116 thiab cov cai thiab kev tswj fwm uas cuam tshuam. APO tuaj yeem nkag tau rau txhua tus neeg uas muaj peev xwm. Tus neeg uas xav tau kev hloov kho lossis pab cuam, pab lwm tus, pab txhais ntawv, pab txhais lus, thiab lwm yam, txhawm rau kom koom tau rau hauv lub rooj sab laj nrog pej xeem, nrog rau kev txais cov txheej txheem no thiab / lossis cov ntawv uas sau ua lwm hom ntawv, lossis lwm hom lus thov hu rau APO ntawm 320-252-7568 lossis sau ntawv tuaj tau ntawm admin@stcloudapo.org tsawg kawg yog xya (7) hnub ua ntej ntawm lub rooj sib tham.

Spanish

La Saint Cloud Area Planning Organization (Organización de Planificación del Área de Saint Cloud, APO) cumple plenamente con el Título VI de la Civil Rights Act (Ley de Derechos Civiles) de 1964, la Americans with Disabilities Act (Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades) de 1990, el Decreto 13116 y estatutos y normas asociados. La APO está disponible para todo tipo de personas con todo tipo de capacidades. Las personas que requieran modificaciones o adaptaciones, ayudas auxiliares, servicios de traducción e interpretación, etc., con el fin de participar en una reunión pública, lo que incluye recibir esta agenda o documentos adjuntos en un formato o lenguaje distinto, deben comunicarse con la APO llamando al 320-252-7568 o escribiendo a la dirección admin@stcloudapo.org al menos siete (7) días antes de la reunión.

Laotian

ອົງການ​ວາງ​ແຜນ​ເຂດ​ພື້ນ​ທີ່ Saint Cloud (APO) ປະຕິບັດ​​ຕາມ​ Title VI ຂອງ​ກົດໝາຍວ່າ​ດ້ວຍ​ສິດທິ​ພົນລະ​ເມືອງປີ 1964, ກົດໝາຍ​ວ່າ​ດ້ວຍຄົນ​ພິການຊາວ​ອາ​ເມລິ​ກາ​ປີ 1990, ຄຳ​ສັ່ງ​​ປະ​ທານະ​ທິບໍດີ​​ເລກທີ 12898, ຄຳ​ສັ່ງ​ປະ​ທານະ​ທິບໍດີ​ເລກທີ 13116 ​ແລະ ກົດໝາຍ ​ແລະ ກົດ​ລະບຽບ​ທີ່​ກ່ຽວຂ້ອງຢ່າງ​ຄົບ​ຖ້ວນ. ຄົນ​ທຸກ​ຊົນ​ຊັ້ນ​ວັນນະສາມາດ​ເຂົ້າ​ເຖິງ APO ​ໄດ້. ບຸກຄົນ​ທີ່​ຈຳ​ເປັນ​ຕ້ອງ​ມີ​ການ​ດັດ​ແປງ​ແກ້​ໄຂ ຫຼື ການ​ອຳນວຍ​ຄວາມ​ສະດວກ, ​ອຸປະກອນ​ຊ່ວຍ, ການ​ບໍລິການ​ແປ​ເອກະສານ, ການ​ບໍລິການ​ລ່າມ​ແປ​ພາສາ ​ແລະ ອື່ນໆ ​ເພື່ອ​ເຂົ້າ​ຮ່ວມ​ການ​ຊຸມນຸມ​ສາທາລະນະ ລວມທັງການ​ໄດ້​ຮັບ​ວາລະ​ນີ້ ​ແລະ/ຫຼື ​ເອກະສານ​ຄັດ​ຕິດ​​ໃນ​ຮູບ​ແບບ​ ຫຼື ​ເປັນພາສາ​ອື່ນໃດ​ໜຶ່ງ ກະລຸນາ​ຕິດ​ຕໍ່​ຫາ APO ທີ່​ເບີ 320-252-7568 ຫຼື ອີ​ເມ​ວ admin@stcloudapo.org ຢ່າງ​ໜ້ອຍ​ເຈັດ (7) ວັນ​ລ່ວງ​ໜ້າການ​ຊຸມນຸມ​.”