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Southern NM-El Paso Joint Land Use Study Draft Report Meeting October 8th

posted Oct 3, 2014, 2:47 PM by DA Walsh
SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO – EL PASO JOINT LAND USE STUDY
DRAFT REPORT MEETING IN SOCORRO COUNTY

(Socorro, New Mexico) Socorro County will host a public meeting on Wednesday, October 8 from 6 to 8PM at the Community Center at 38 US 380, San Antonio NM. The purpose of the meeting is to share information and gather input on recommended compatibility strategies from the ongoing Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) for Doña Ana, Lincoln, Otero, Sierra, and Socorro Counties in New Mexico and El Paso County in Texas, and the military installations of Fort Bliss, Holloman Air Force Base, and White Sands Missile Range. The draft JLUS report is also available at http://snmepjointlanduse.com.

The Southern New Mexico – El Paso, Texas region is unique among defense communities because of its size; natural, cultural, and recreational resources; growth opportunities; and the value of its military training and testing environment. The JLUS seeks to create a long-term planning partnership that balances and builds on these strengths by protecting the quality of life in local communities and enhancing the military missions associated with the three military installations. The study emphasizes ways to promote coordination and land use compatibility; understand the economic impact of the installations; and preserve critical civilian and Department of Defense capabilities. The JLUS examined various compatibility factors, including aviation and range noise, airspace, safety, renewable energy, and frequency spectrum management. The study began in December 2012 and is now in the draft recommendations phase. As a next step in the process, the JLUS Policy Committee will meet to consider report findings.

The meeting in Socorro County will be one of six meetings held across the study area.

If you would like additional information, please visit the web site at http://snmepjointlanduse.com or contact Delilah Walsh at 575-835-0589 or at dwalsh@co.socorro.nm.us. 
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