Cincinnati, OH – The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) unveiled public comments involving its Strategic Regional Policy Plan (SRPP) regarding critical issues facing the Tri-state region now and in the future.
“This information we received from the public is invaluable in helping us to construct our efforts to improve and grow throughout the entire region,” said OKI Board President and Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune. “I commend and thank those that provided input about what they think are the region’s most critical issues.”
The SRPP is a document intended to assist local governments across the region by providing recommendations designed to address strategic regional issues. The plan includes useful information on regional trends associated with transportation, economic development, environment, housing, public services and land use. The results of the questionnaire and policy information can be seen at www.howdowegrow.org.
OKI received nearly 2,500 questionnaire responses and more than 1,100 written comments from the region’s residents. The SRPP public outreach campaign marked the first time OKI used an online format for input and relied on social media outlets. The online questionnaire was promoted through OKI’s FaceBook and Twitter presence and allowed residents to participate on their own schedule.
“We received a terrific response from the public and their contributions will play a significant role in helping to shape our communities,” said OKI Executive Director Mark Policinski. “The use of social media allowed us to reach the public on their terms and respond when it was most convenient.”
OKI is a council of local governments, business organizations and community groups committed to developing collaborative strategies, plans and programs to improve the quality of life and the economic development potential of the Tri-State.