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Steering Committee to meet March 19
The Steering Committee for the Our Missoula Growth Policy holds its second meeting March 19, from 5:15 to 7:15 pm at the Jack Reidy Conference Room (140 W Pine St). AgendaLand use mapping and policy directives will take up the bulk of the discussion. However, the group will continue coordinating gaps and overlaps among the six focus groups goals and objectives. 

Land Use and Resource Maps Posted
Land use and resource maps are posted on the Resource Maps Page 
Focus Group Times & Dates  -  All meetings from 5:15 to 7:15 P.M. 
Locational details
Community Design 
Monday, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, Jan. 26, Feb. 23, Mar. 23 
Solstice Building Conference Rm,  1535 Liberty Lane. Solstice Parking
Tuesday, Nov. 18, Dec. 16, Jan. 27 Feb. 24, Mar. 24 
Missoula Organization of Realtors  (MOR) Conference Rm, 1610 S 3rd St W., Suite #201
Wednesday, Nov. 19, Dec. 17, Jan. 28, Feb. 25, Mar. 25
Headwaters Conference Room, Currents Aquatic Center, 600 Cregg Lane 
 Environmental Quality
Tuesday, Nov. 18, Dec. 16, Jan. 27, Feb. 24, Mar. 24
MonTEC Building Conference Rm,  1121 East Broadway
Economic Health
Wednesday, Nov. 19, Dec. 17, Jan. 28, Feb. 25, Mar. 25
MonTEC Building Conference Rm,  1121 East Broadway
Safety & Wellness
Thursday, Nov. 20, Dec. 18, Jan. 29, Feb. 26, Mar. 26
Jack Reidy Conference Rm,140 W Pine St.

Focus groups will have the opportunity to make the connection between what we are hearing from the community regarding a long-term vision for the City and how that translates to City policies and actions for meeting that vision. General parameters for the participation in the focus groups include:
  • willingness to consistently participate in monthly meetings for a period of up to seven months, concluding by April of 2015;
  • having an interest in the subject matter.
Focus groups will consider their own vision for the particular focused element along with the information planning staff has collected as a starting point for each group's work. These groups will also have a host of background material and research available to them to help inform the recommendations that they make. Each focus group will also have the assistance of a planning staff member and resource team members to help provide insight and background information.
Focus group members will evaluate existing policy (goals and objectives) and implementation strategies and recommend edits as well as potential new policies and strategies. There will be additional review of the Focus Group recommendations through the Steering Committee and planning staff and ultimately by Planning Board and City Council.