Citizen Input Vital for JLUS Study

Citizen Input Vital for JLUS Study

Everyone is invited to participate in an important presentation and round-table discussion of the Joint Land Use Study which addresses compatibility planning for the areas surrounding Sheppard Air Force Base.

The session is free and will be held Tuesday, August 27th, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm, in Room 10 of the Ray Clymer Exhibit Hall at the MPEC, 1000 5th Street.

"We want and need citizen input, ideas, observations and thoughts about how we can preserve and protect the future of Sheppard Air Force Base, as well as provide optimal conditions for continued military training and missions," said City of Wichita Falls Public Information Officer, Barry Levy.

Session leaders from Matrix Design Group, the project consultant, will provide an overview of the issues that have been identified through the JLUS process so far and address the geographic "areas of concern" that have current or potential compatibility issues such as land use, safety zones, energy development, and interagency coordination.  An overview of possible tools and strategies for implementation of the plan will also be discussed.

"We can't thank everyone enough for taking a little time out of their evening to give us their opinion during this short, fast-paced meeting that has a significant impact on our future. You might even consider bringing the family, friends or members from your civic group or organization. It will be well worth your time." said Levy.

The City of Wichita Falls and Sheppard AFB are the primary partners for the Joint Land Use Study.  Elected officials and staff from Wichita Falls as well as other surrounding communities including: Wichita County, Burkburnett, Cashion, Electra, Iowa Park, Pleasant Valley, Frederick, OK, Tillman County, OK, Nortex Regional Planning Commission, ONCOR, and the Sheppard Military Affairs Committee (SMAC) along with Sheppard AFB leadership, comprise the Technical and Policy Committees formed to help guide the JLUS process.

For more information visit their website or contact Assistant City Manager, Kevin Hugman at 940- 761-7404.