IINDIO — From urban greening to transportation, community to housing, the city of Indio continues to look for ways to engage residents in the process of spurring economic and environmental transformation.

This week, the city has scheduled two additional public meetings to gather input and ideas from the community about three specific areas of town which were identified as eligible for California Department of Conservation grant funding.  The study areas include portions of Downtown Indio and the Jewel Community, located east of Jackson Street and north of Avenue 45.

An online meeting in English will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 11 from 4:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. and an online meeting in Spanish will be held on Thursday, Aug. 13 from 4:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.  The meetings will be held via Zoom, and broadcast to the city’s website and Facebook pages.

The city of Indio and the Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG) are partnering on the project, which focuses on identifying the priorities of residents in these area, and linking them to community investments such as affordable housing, sidewalks, bike lanes, community gardens, parks, and trees.

“The Transformative Climate Communities Plan is focused on engaging residents in the study area to tell us what is important to them,” Kevin Snyder, Director of Community Development, said in  prepared statement. “This information will be invaluable as we pursue grant funding for future projects to implement what the residents feel is most valuable.”

To learn more, register for the public meetings, take a survey, upload a photo or drawing of an inspirational location or project, or email ideas, visit the project website by click here or email contact@indiotccplan.com

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