Applications Being Accepted for Lee County MPO Citizen Advisory Board

provided by The City of Sanibel

The Sanibel City Council is accepting applications for a citizen to be appointed as the City of Sanibel representative to the Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC). The deadline for submission is noon Friday, May 19.

The Lee County MPO’s vision is to have a multi-jurisdictional, integrated multi-modal transportation system that safely and efficiently moves people and goods to, through, and within our area, and which enables Lee County and the surrounding areas to flourish in the global marketplace.

The purpose of CAC to assist the MPO in conducting effective public information and participation programs, and to act as a representative panel for the purpose of advising the MPO of public opinion on policy issues to be considered by the MPO. The functions include the following:

• Advising MPO staff on the development, refinement, and implementation of the Public Involvement Plan, including the planning of public information and involvement efforts during the development or amendment of the Long-Range Transportation Plan and the Transportation Improvement Program, and prior to soliciting proposals for funding of transportation enhancement activities.
• Assisting the MPO in identifying transportation needs and issues, in formulating goals and objectives for the transportation planning process, and in setting priorities.
• Providing opportunities for community organizations, special interest groups, and the general public to comment on alternatives and proposals under consideration by the MPO.
• Advising and assisting MPO staff in maintaining a mailing list of organizations, interest groups, and news media and their spokespersons or contacts.

City Council will make the appointment during its June 6 meeting. The first meeting to attend will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at the City of Cape Coral Annex Building, Conference Room A200, 815 Nicholas Parkway East, Cape Coral. Click here for the 2023 meeting schedule.

The committee by-laws can be obtained on the Metropolitan Planning Organization website

Click This Link to Download the City of Sanibel Advisory Committee Application.

Contact the City Clerk’s Office at (239) 472-4135 with any questions.

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