EDINBURG, Texas – The City of Edinburg has announced three new Edinburg2040 Community Engagement Forums.
Edinburg is the fastest growing city in the Rio Grande Valley. Census 2020 placed the city’s population above 100,000.
The forums provide residents and stakeholders an opportunity to comment on the city’s growth and development.
Edinburg Mayor Ramiro Garza, Jr., said the aim of Edinburg 2040 is to produce a strategic, long-range plan based on community input from interested residents and stakeholders.
Garza said the vision will be generated from various categories such as public safety, economic development, and quality of life.
The dates and venues of the three new forums:
March 22: Los Lagos Golf Course, 1720 S. Longoria Road, Edinburg. Start time: 5:30 p.m.
March 24: Legacy Event Center, 4610 S. Jackson Road, Edinburg. Start time: 5:30 p.m.
March 29, Edinburg Boys & Girls Club, 702 Cullen Street, Edinburg. Start time: 6 p.m.
In addition to making their views known at the forums, residents can also provide feedback by filling out a survey online at www.edinburg2040.com.
The deadline to submit the survey is March 31, 2022.
Here is an op-ed Mayor Garza penned at the launch of Edinburg 2040:
“Dear Edinburg Resident and Community Stakeholder:
“The City of Edinburg is reaching out to the community as we look into the future of Edinburg while still preserving the city’s history.
“Edinburg is currently the 12th fastest growing city in the nation with a population of over 100,000 residents. We want to continue to build on this momentum. With growth comes great responsibility, and our citizens are the beating heart of this great city.
“In order for it to be a true community-based effort, we ask all citizens to look into our city’s future and answer the questions, “Where should the City of Edinburg be in 2040?” and “How will we get there?”
“Vision 2040 is the development of strategic long-range planning based on community input from all residents and stakeholders. The vision will be generated from various categories such as public safety, economic development, and quality of life.
“The long-term success of this project will be dependent upon the continued innovation, collaboration, and vision of all residents and community stakeholders.
“Join us for a town hall meeting as we build the vision of our city’s future through your eyes.
“We look forward to working alongside our residents to ensure your wants, needs, and future vision of Edinburg becomes a reality.
“We would like to extend our sincere appreciation in advance for accepting this challenge with the many months of hard work ahead of us.
“The City would like to make sure your vision for 2040 is clear as we move forward together into the future.
Mayor Ramiro Garza, Jr.
City of Edinburg
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