The SKATS Policy Committee adopted the revised SKATS 2017 Public Participation Plan (PPP) with Resolution 17-6 on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.
SKATS is updating the Public Participation Plan with an anticipated adoption at the November 28, 2017 Policy Committee meeting. More information is available here.
An extensive public involvement process is associated with each of the major planning, programming, and project decisions made by the SKATS Policy Committee. The SKATS Public Participation Plan (PPP) for the Regional Transportation Planning Process in the Salem-Keizer Urban Area, adopted May 23, 2017, serves as a guide for that process to ensure the ongoing opportunity for broad-based public participation in the development and review of regional transportation plans, programs, and projects.
Getting You From Here to There - SKATS Brochure (2017) This describes the SKATS regional transportation planning process, in relation to transportation planning at the local and state level. Often it is during the development of a transportation systems plan (TSP) for a city or county, or during a planning study for a particular facility that input and suggestions from the public will have the most impact in identifying projects and their planning level design. Projects in the RTSP come from the TSPs of the jurisdictions within the SKATS planning area, and rarely are new projects proposed during the development of the RTSP. This is due to the majority of the projects in the RTSP have been developed and approved by the local jurisdiction’s policymakers and included in their local TSP. Links to the local jurisdictions and organizations in the SKATS area is provided here.
In addition to the Public Participation Plan, SKATS has developed a Title VI Plan to ensure all citizens in the Salem-Keizer area have a voice and are considered during the development of plans and projects. Should an individual believe their input has not been considered, a complaint form (in English, en español) is available below, as well as the process used in the region to review complaints.