January 25, 2022

Community input needed in comprehensive plan meetings

Newton wants its citizens to attend events and share their thoughts or questions

Three upcoming meetings this month will help the City of Newton staff collect feedback from residents for the new comprehensive plan.

The city is in the process of developing a new comprehensive plan and thereby setting a vision for the next 10 to 15 years and establishing key goals to work toward. But to do so requires help from residents. Staff encourages citizens of Newton to attend the following community input meetings:

• 5:30-7 p.m. Dec. 8 at Berg Middle School, 1900 N. Fifth Ave. E.

• Noon-1 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Krumm Center at Newton Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, 3000 N. Fourth Ave. E.

• 5-6 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Krumm Center at Newton Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, 3000 N. Fourth Ave. E.

Meetings will have a short presentation followed by an open house where citizens may ask questions, learn more information about the comprehensive plan and share their thoughts. Danielle Rogers, community marketing manager for City of Newton, stressed the importance of a comprehensive plan.

“The plan presents a unified and compelling vision for Newton’s future that is based on feedback from residents in the community,” Rogers said. “The plan gives actionable steps to fulfill the vision and guides decision-making made by elected officials, board and commissions as well as City staff.”

“These community input meetings are just the first step for residents to get involved in the process.”

Contact Christopher Braunschweig at 641-792-3121 ext. 6560 or cbraunschweig@newtondailynews.com

Christopher Braunschweig

Reporter with a strong penchant for community journalism.