Latino Community Picnic to weigh in on comprehensive plan |

Latino Community Picnic to weigh in on comprehensive plan

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Latino Community Picnic Sunday, Aug. 21, 12:30-3 p.m. at Sayre Park   Vision Glenwood Community Open House  Thursday, August 25 11:30am - 1:30pm & 5:30-7:30pm at Glenwood Springs City Hall, 101 Eighth St.

The city of Glenwood will be hosting a Latino Community Picnic or Picnic Comunitario at Sayre Park on Sunday, according to a news release.

The city is updating its Comprehensive Plan and will be hosting a picnic and open house to get the voices from the local Latino community involved. 

“Think of any of the major issues or challenges facing our community — housing, transportation, climate and more,” said Bryana Starbuck, public information officer in the release. “This update touches each of these areas and aims to provide Glenwood with the policies and strategies we need to advance our community vision.” 

Sunday’s picnic will be in Spanish, with English interpretation and assistance available. There will also be free food and games for all who attend.

Topics that the city has planned to discuss at each of the events will include growth management, community character, economic development, transportation, housing, recreation, climate and more. Feedback from the picnic will be used to complete the draft plan, which will be presented to the public for additional feedback.

The next community open house will be with Vision Glenwood from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at City Hall, 101 Eighth St. There will be food, kids activities and Spanish interpretation services available. Glenwood Springs residents and community members are invited to the open house to review, weigh in and comment on the plan’s draft. Priorities have been shaped by the community to date.

People who are unable to attend the in-person events can still add their input at the project website or via email at

Input from the Aug. 25 open houses, comments from and feedback from the Latino Community Picnic will be used to complete the draft plan, which will be presented to the public for additional feedback.

Draft Vision Statement

The current planning effort will update the 2011 Comprehensive Plan and set the vision, policies, and goals for the community for the next decade.

 Carrying forward and expanding on the Vision Statement from 2011, the draft vision statement for the comprehensive plan update states, “The City of Glenwood Springs desires to maintain its character and preserve its cultural and natural resources by implementing a proactive plan to achieve directed and balanced development, social and economic diversity, address its transportation needs, and continue advancing its climate goals.”

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