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Citizens share ideas at "Vision Summit"

Reported by: Henry Ramos
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Updated: 10/18/2012 10:54 pm

It was community activism at its best about a thousand citizens shared their bright and bold ideas. The "Imagine Lubbock Together" campaign gave them the opportunity to share their vision for Lubbock at the "Vision Summit".

The thousand or so that attended the Vision Summit kicked around ten pages then voted on what they liked and didn't. Citizens set at round tables and were able to give feedback using a remote device.

They looked at five headings citizens think are important going down the road: Partnerships, People, Place, Play and Prosperity.

They studied water issues, economic development, to Lubbock's beautification, education and the list goes on.

For example: One question: What most makes you feel like you're a part of Lubbock?

Getting the most votes: 29-percent said their work while 16-percent said their faith community or church.

The "Imagine Lubbock Together" group has taken feedback for months, and has received almost 1,500 suggestions.

Norma Ritz-Johnson with the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce said, "We are refining the process down. "We are refining the results, that are going to be mixed with a technical analysis that looks at the existing plans that are in Lubbock for different things, like transportation, downtown, etc." "Then all of it will be combined early next year into a final plan."

Citizens can still give feedback online. Just click here.

The final results from the Vision Summit will be released next week. The next major event will happen in December.

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