Harlingen hosts community workshops to discuss city's future

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POSTED: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 5:56pm

UPDATED: Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 9:37am

The city of Harlingen has been hosting community workshops to address the city's future.

These meetings and workshops don't come around very often, but every ten to twenty years, residents of the city get together to discuss new ventures. 

This is all part of the "Vision 2020 Comprehensive Plan". 

So far, three workshops have already been held. The topics included Parks and Recreation, the Police Department, the Fire Department, and new projects that will happen in the core of the city.

the next workshop will be on January 18 at Texas State Technical College in the Cultural Arts Center.

"It will be about economic vitality," said Harlingen's planning manager Ken Clark. "The subjects will be about the airport, the two hospitals, the new university medical school, that's coming here, and the two school districts, the main economic driving engines for the city. We want as much public involvement as we can get."

All members of the public are welcome to come to the workshop. You can find out how to add your voice to the project by visiting www.tellmeharlingen.com and proceeding to fill out the survey.

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