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08-12-2010 SUMMARY Vision 2040 Advisory Committee Meeting DAC Multipurpose Meeting Rooms/Chamber—Thursday, August 12, 2010 Committee Present: See s' n-in sheets attached to this summary Agenda Item DiscussionAction Meeting Start I lop M. 1. Preliminary Paul Michaud reviewed the main comments by the Advisory Committee Informational General Business at their July meeting. David Roewe, Vice Chair of the Land Use-Transportation-Air subcommittee, encouraged everyone to look at the big picture. He emphasized that the regional plan should focus on elements at the 50,000-foot level, information in the plan be supported by facts, and the committee have opportunity to review the facts. There was discussion regarding the level of expertise on water Karl Wood with NM Water Resources Research Institute stated the committee includes people with expertise in the room already There was discussion on water and housing studies. Paul Michaud agreed to forward to the committee such studies referenced by the subcommittees. David Roewe, referring to the PowerPoint presentation, asked why there continues to be untrue statements in the working draft like'uncontrolled growth' Paul Michaud replied that the presentation is simply a summary of what was discussed He added that the Advisory Committee has not seen the revised Ch 4, Issues, this will occur at the September meeting Paul reminded the committee that it is possible to make changes to the regional plan up until it is adopted by the elected officials He continued, the goal is to work with the Advisory Committee over the next few months to come up with a regional plan that most of the members find reasonable, noting any minority view points. Tom Mobley,with the land use subcommittee, commented that most of the communities outside the Las Cruces area do not seem to come to these committee meetings. Paul Michaud explained that staff made efforts to invite representatives from all parts of the county He noted that some stakeholders have not responded to numerous requests, and those staff has contact information receive the e-mail staff packet for each meeting. Bill Mattiace, Steering Committee Chair, related his difficulty in trying to reach the mayor of Hatch II.Subcommittee See available separate summary sheets for discussion by the five(5) Discussion Break Out subcommittees attached to this summary The subcommittees continued their discussion of Issues from their July meeting. Due to time constraints, the subcommittees did not discuss Ch 5,Vision Statement. Ill. Break The committee took a break from 2:40 p.m. to 2:50 p m. None IV Subcommittee Inter-governmental Cooperation/Economic Development, Bob Presentation Presentations Hearn,Vice Chair • Found the air quality section a little misleading. Emphasis (1) EPA reports data on the entire county, but the air quality issues mainly affect the southern county(2)A lot of the sources come from EI Paso and Juarez,which we have no control over, (3)We should work more closely with these agencies to make accurate assessments Page 1 of 5 o Preserve our current air quality Questions • Bill Mattiace, Steering Committee Chair, inquired if the subcommittee discussed a prior idea for a planned loop or ring road around Las Cruces. Andy Hume with the Las Cruces MPO explained that regional loop systems typically occur with populations over one million. He added that Transport 2040 uses a series of roadways that act similar to a loop system. • Paul Michaud asked whether the air data on the types of EPA pollutants and air quality index data was something the subcommittee wanted to keep in the plan. Not all the subcommittee agreed Andy Hume noted we do want to keep data to support what we are talking about. It was noted that the information shows that air quality issues are predominantly a southern county matter Roger Hedrick suggested we could look at recommendations from the international air quality commission for NM, TX and Mexico • Robert Monsivaiz, Dona Ana County Fire Marshal, suggested the regional plan discuss reduction of emission levels. It was noted that vehicles that cannot pass emission standards elsewhere end up in our region, although this may be changing at the state level. David Barnhart responded that the current draft includes information on state and City of Las Cruces emission level goals. He noted that the regional plan is not the place to solve each problem, but address them at the 50,000 foot(or 10,000 foot level as noted by Bill Mattiace) Environmental & Natural Hazards,Jennifer Montoya,Vice Chair • Stated the issues in the current draft don't fit the descriptions of the resources. There should be a consistent structure for each section and the chapter Each subsection should be developed evenly and should describe why that resource is important. After revising the resource summary section (the snapshot), write issues based on the snapshot. • Recommended moving Agricultural Lands to Land Use • Suggested we need a broad look at the region,with not so much detail • Suggested wetland/riparian section should be filled out more. The Rio Grande is very important but this section is very brief • Suggested change"Climate Change"section Include short term changes and expected long term changes. Briefly describe what changes may occur over the next few decades, and what the results may be Then focus on how do we adapt and get ready for changes Questions • Judd Singer,chair of the Community Facilities& Utilities/Infrastructure&Water subcommittee, remarked that climate change can be caused by man or natural elements. He suggested any discussion in the plan focus on all effects, not just one like making the region hotter and drier • Gary Roemer suggested focusing on 'what is our best guess for what may happen' and how can we prepare for it, suggests that everyone look at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on the web, and write the document in such a way that we prepare for any change • Karl Wood suggests the plan include all possibilities: hottwet; hot/dry • Jennifer Montoya noted that the subcommittee discussed climate Page 3 of 5 V Public There was no public comment. Public Comment Comment VI. Concluding Paul Michaud noted the next meeting will be September 9 at 6,00 p.m_ If Informational General Business possible, he requested that those subcommittee making revisions provide them to him by August 26 He reminded the committee to get him any referenced studies that need to be copied to the committee. VII. Adjournment 4 00 p m. Page 5 of 5 SUMMARY 2040 Sub-Committee Meeting for Intergovernmental Cooperation & Economic Development DAC Multipurpose Meeting Rooms—Thursday,August 12, 2010 Subcommittee Present: Bob Hearn (Vice Chair), Charles Scholz, Bill Mattiace, Renee Blotske, and Davin Lopez for MVEDA Staff Support: David Weir Agenda Item Discussion Meeting Start 130 p.m. 1 Review of Ch 4, Discussed Air Quality Issues o Air quality is good for Las Cruces area and northern Dona Ana County o Region is impacted by air quality issues related to southern Dona Ana County being in the vicinity of EI Paso, TX and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico "A regional issue localized on the EI Paso/Juarez area" o Issue creates an opportunity to foster inter-governmental relationships with state of Texas, City of EI Paso&Ciudad Juarez. o Local governments lack of control over air quality was seen as an issue. • Discussed Water o Clarify what aspects of water are being identified and seen as an issue o Encourage some type of coalition (formal or informal)for all the water providers in the region. • Discussed Arroyos o Define the arroyos of regional significance. o Promote the preservation of the major arroyo systems. o Encourage general agreement on methods for managing arroyos and storm events. • Discussed Cultural, Historic and Archeological Sites o Summarize significant cultural, historic and archeological sites for reference in the plan. o Recognize the importance and significance of these sites and determine how they can best contribute to the regions quality of life. • Discussed Climate Change o Questioned if topic even needed to be included in the plan. o If topic remains, it needs to be discussed in more positive terms of how the region is being proactive and adaptable to potential changes to the local environmental climate. o Topic needs to presented how utilization of natural resources is being maximized and contributing to local economic development and quality of life. • Discussed Background Information and Data o Suggested that information in the appendices be summarized and distilled for easier reference in the Issues section of plan • Discussed Economic Development o The sheer number of potential employees was seen as a weakness to economic development. However,the ability to train the existing work force was seen as an assist with programs by the state, NMSU & DACC o The existence of WSMR, the border crossing, Arrowhead Research Park, and Spaceport development supported by NMSU and BACC are seen as anchors and strengths of the local economy Opportunities were seen as developing supporting businesses and services providers for these anchors. Another opportunity was to foster emerging SUMMARY 2040 Sub-Committee Meeting for Community Facilities, Utilities & Water DAC Multipurpose Meeting Rooms—Thursday, Aug 12, 2010 Subcommittee Present: Judd Singer(Chair), Catherine Mathews and Karl Wood Staff Support: Roger Hedrick Agenda Item Discussion Subcommittee 1:20 p m Break Out Start 1 Ch 4 Regional The focus in Chapter 4—Regional Issues was Community Facilities and Utilities The Issues section on water remains to be rewritten. Maps identifying county wide community facilities and utilities were reviewed for completeness and accuracy Issue comments on Chapter 4 included change title to Water Quality, Quantity and Use, remove gap on irrigation system, add sentence about Lower Rio Grande Regional Water Plan as a resource, compare telephone listing with list of community facilities, major NMSU issue is only expansion of regional locations, and shorten and generalize the list of Utilities issues. The subcommittee suggested identifying regional facilities based upon three criteria, regional draw; location in Dona Ana County; and listed as a subcategory Other more minor changes were suggested. No discussion occurred concerning the Vision Statement. The subcommittee worked through the break period All comments received were passed on to the Advisory Committee by Subcommittee Chair Singer The Advisory Committee meeting was then reconvened with the various subcommittees providing their reports 2. Review of Ch 5, There was no discussion of the vision statement Vision Statement 3.What's Next? At the next meeting the Subcommittee will complete its review of Ch. 4 Regional Issues concerned with community facilities, utilities and water Review will begin on the Vision and Goals. Subcommittee 2:45 p m. Meeting End SUMMARY 2040 Sub-Committee Meeting for Land Use, Transportation and Air DAC Multipurpose Meeting Rooms—Thursday, August 12, 2010 Subcommittee Present: David Barnhart(Chair), David Roewe (Vice Chair), Gary Lenzo, Dr Douglas Hoffman, Michael Quintana for State Land Office, and Tom Mobley Staff Support: Andy Hume, Luis Marmolejo Agenda Item Discussion Meeting Start 1 30 p.m. 2. Review of Ch 4, Refer to points noted under Item IV, Subcommittee Presentations Issues In addition, there were the following points. • Restate page 26 paragraph one, next to last sentence—use of term smart growth • Reject the Wilderness Act—too contentious to include in plan 3. Review of Ch 5, There was no discussion of the vision statement Vision Statement Meeting End 2.40 p m. SUMMARY 2040 Sub-Committee Meeting for Environmental Resources & Natural Hazards DAC Multipurpose Meeting Rooms—Thursday,August 12, 2010 Subcommittee Present: Jennifer Montoya (Vice Chair), David Almaguer, and Greg Daviet Others. Dr Gary Roemer with Dept. Fish,Wildlife& Conservation Ecology NMSU Staff Su ort:Carol McCall Agenda Item Discussion Meeting Start 130 p m. 2. Review of Ch 4, Refer to points noted under Item IV, Subcommittee Presentations Issues 3. Review of Ch 5, There was no discussion of the vision statement Vision Statement Meeting End 2:40 p.m. SUMMARY 2040 Sub-Committee Meeting for Housing & Community Design DAC Multipurpose Meeting Rooms—Thursday August 12, 2010 Subcommittee Present: Renee Frank(Vice Chair), Michael Rickenbaker Staff Su ort:Jonathan Kesler, Vincent Bane as Agenda Item Discussion Meeting Start 130 p.m. 2. Review of Ch 4, Housing Issues • Consider information from Affordable Housing Strategic Plan and any other companion plans regarding housing information that can be used as part of the background and also include some of the recommendations that may be provided as issues within the 2040 document. • Encourage possible redevelopment of existing"substandard"developments when appropriate incorporating more sustainable mixed and higher density uses that might promote more housing opportunities/choices across all economic levels • Examine ways by which older potentially"unsafe" mobile homes can be replaced with safer housing stock. • Consider application of an affordable housing definition that examines transportation costs as part of the affordability threshold In lieu of the 30%of income threshold currently used, replace it with a 45%threshold which includes transportation costs. • Encourage mixed use in housing developments as a means to cut transportation costs in general and to promote housing choice. Community Design • Section seemed in good shape with little need to revise. • Should add language that indicates development should be more sensitive to natural topography and features such as arroyos, etc. Emphasize mixed land use as a design issue which in turn promotes a more sustainable built environment and greater walkability In essence helps achieve smart growth principals. 3. Review of Ch 5, There was no discussion of the vision statement Vision Statement Meeting End 2:40 p-m. Vision 2040 Ad isory Committee Sign-In Sheet—August 12, 2010 Print Name Present Entity Indicate if Proxy) check Address Phone E-mail Las Cruces Association,- David Barnhart 409 Lupton Place, 575-405-2841 dfbarnhart(cD_msn.com A of Realtors Las Cruces NM i Elephant Butte Irrigation Valerie Beversdorf 530 South Melendres Street 575-526-6671 valeriea-ebid-nm.om District Las Cruces, NM 88005 x450 Southwest Kevin Bixby 275 N Downtown Mall, 575-522-5552 kevin(a),wildmesguite.org Environmental Center Las Cruces NM 88001 White Sands Missile Renee Blotske TEDT-WS-CSPS, 100 Headquarters 575-678-5029 renee blotske@us army.mil Range /wn Ave, Rm 8, White Sands NM 88002 League of Women onnie Burn P O Box 8322 575-524-8683 burn ba-com cast.net Voters Las Cruces NM 88001 Colonias Development Diana Bustamante 1050 Monte Vista Ave 575-647-2744 dbustamante@zianet.com Council Las Cruces NM 88001 Dona Ana County Farm Greg Daviet 4020 N Hwy 26 575-524-9206 greg(d)-thedaviets.com & Livestock Bureau Las Cruces, NM 88005 Green Chamber of Renee Frank 5414 Angel Fire Ct 575-496-7727 renee(cD-Renee F rank.com Commerce �,� Las Cruces NM 88011 State Land Office Dennis Garcia P O Box 1148 505-827-5866 dgarcia@slo state nm us iG V Santa Fe NM 87504 Dated.August 12,2010 j Vision 2040 Advisory Committee Sign-In Sheet—August 12, 2010 Print Name Present Entity (Indicate If Proxy) check Address Phone E-mail Tierra del Sol Housing Rose Garcia 880 Anthony Drive, Ste C3 575-882-3554 rgarcia@tierradelsolhousing G Corporation Anthony NM 88021 org American Institute of Richard Haas 1042 S Main St, Las Cruces NM 575-525-2000 rhaas(cDzianet.com Architects 88005 Housing Authority Tom Hassell 926 S San Pedro 575-528-2005 thassellCaD-mvpha.org Las Cruces NM 88000 Dona Ana County (P&Z) Bob Hearn 4970 Baylor Lynn Rd 575-635-1757 hearnrhCa)_gmail.com Las Cruces NM 88011 Mesilla Valley Economic Kiel Hoffman 505 S Main St, Ste 134 575-532-7520 khoffman@pioneerbnk.com Development Alliance -Cas Cruces NM 88001 1 ` L Quality Growth Alliance Dr. Douglas Hoffman 9477 Wind Dancer 575-993-4504 douglas.hoffman1@gmail co Las Cruces NM 88001 m National Society A K Khera, P E. 755 S Telshor Blvd, Ste F-201 575-532-1526 akkhera(cD-ziaeec.com Professional Engineers Las Cruces, NM 88011 inancial Sector Gary Lenzo 6718 Pueblo Vista 575-496-3082 gi151Ca)_comcast.net Las Cruces NM 88007 American Society Cathy Mathews 1904 Amis Ave 575-541-2592 cmathewsa-las-cruces.orq M Landscape Architects Las Cruces NM 88005 Dated:August 12,2010 2 Vision 2040 Ad isory Committee Sign-in Sheet— August 12, 2010 Print Name Present Entity (Indicate if Proxy) (check) Address Phone E-mail Las Cruces Chamber of Bill Mattiace 246 issouri Ave 575-522-1182 williammattiace@yahoo corn M Commerce s Cruces NM 88001 EI Paso MPO Mike Medina 10767 Gateway Blvd West, Ste 605 915-591-9735 mmedina(a-)-elpasompo.org EI Paso, TX 79335 x17 Ranching —Agriculture Tom Mobley P O Box 417 575-526-2112 tommobley(a@fastwave.biz f Dona Ana NM 88032 Governor's Task Force Claudia Moncada- 1280 Medpark Dr 575-523-7577 cim@dioceseoflascruces org on Our Communities, Trueblood Las Cruces NM 88005 Our Future Bureau of Land Jennifer Montoya 1800 Marguess 575-525-4316 Jennifer Montoya(aD-nm.blm. Management Las Cruces, NM 88005 gov � V Downtown Las Cruces Steve Newby V6760 Cordova Cir 575-525-1955 snewby@zianet.com Partnership Las Cruces NM 88005 New Mexico State ---Michael Rickenbaker PO Box 30001 - MSC SVP �� >�t�(p t9nricken(_ad.nmsu.edu University j Las Cruces, NM 88003 ,p �l�ID Building Industry David Roewe 2825 N Main Street 575-526-6126 daver(aD-biasnm.org R Association Las Cruces NM 88001 Dated:August 12,2010 3 Vision 2040 Advisory Committee Sign-in Sheet—August 12, 2010 Print Name Present Entity Indicate if Proxy) (check) Address Phone E-mail City of Las Cruces Charles Scholz , / 2125 Huntington, Las Cruces NM 575-522-5372 cscholz@zianet.com M (P&Z) l/ 88011 Building Sector Judd Singer P O Box 16097, Las Cruces NM 575-650-7377 Jsinger027(aD_msn.com 88004 Gadsden School District Steve Suggs P O Drawer 70, Anthony NM 88021 575-882-6241 ssugas(a)gisd.k12.nm.us City of Sunland Park Maria Torres 1000 Mcnutt Suite A, Sunland Park 915-820-3996 mitorres3883(cD-yahoo.com (P&Z) NM 88063 Las Cruces Public Herb Torres 505 S Main St, Ste 249, Las Cruces 575-527-5981 htorres@lcps k12.nm us Schools NM 88001 ETZ (P&Z) John Villescas 439 Upton PI, Las Cruces NM 575-646-9170 jvillescas@psl.nmsu edu 88001 Fort Bliss — Leonard Wells Ft Bliss, Bldg 1, Pershing Rd, Ft 915-568-7829 Ieonard.wells(cD-us.army.mil Bliss, TX 79916 New Mexico Water Karl Wood , '''NM WRRI, MSC 3167, NMSU, PO 575-646-4337 kwooda-wrri.nmsu.edu W Resources Research Box 30001, Las Cruces, NM 88003 Institute Dated:August 12,2010 4 Vision 2040 Advisory Committee Sign-In Sheet—August 12, 2010 ' Print Name Present Entity indicate if Proxy) (check) Address Phone E-mail C�u�'�r Fr'/lf r?l �?oals�`✓ r�� rU��� -ccsCNI 10N f/�1�'V�� c.Z cc�-( "U2 vV�� �C Z S ' cam CZ w` [�:r 0566 3 3��{ 6 �ya eve �' wlSu �d Dated.August 12,2010 Vision 2040 Subcommittee Sign-in Sheet—August 12, 2010 Land Use 1 Las Cruces Association of Realtors David Barnhart(Chair)* Transportation 2 Building Industry Association David Roewe(Vice Chair)** Air 3 EI Paso MPO Mike Medina 4 National Society Professional Engineers A K Khera, P.E. 5 Financial Sector Gary Lenzo 6 Quality Growth Alliance Dr Douglas Hoffman 7 Las Cruces Public Schools Herb Torres 8 Ranching-Agriculture Tom Mobley 9 League of Women Voters Bonnie Burn 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Environmental 1 Southwest Environmental Center Kevin Bixby(Chair)* Natural Hazards 2 Bureau of Land Management Jennifer Montoya(Vice Chair)- 3 Dona Ana County Farm&Livestock Bureau Greg Daviet 4 � F'shrWLt Ic -*- AlsEevc L.v 5 9C46/Zt� 7�2o�ts.��/4,`Z 6 GGtr,= c 7 8 9 10 11 12 Housing 1 Tierra del Sol Housing Corpo+ation Rose Garcia(Chair)* Community Design 2 Green Chamber of Commerce Renee Frank(Vice Chair)** 3 ETZ Planning&Zoning Commission Commissioner John Villescas 4 Housing Authority of Las Cruces&Dona Ana Tom Hassell Count 5 Mesilla Vaily Economic Development Alliance Kiel Hoffman 6 l 7 8 l iG 9 10 11 Dated:August 12,2010 Vision 2040 Subcommittee Sign-in Sheet—August 12, 2010 Community Facilities 1 Building Sector Judd Singer(Chair)' n Utilities/Infrastructure Water 2 Elephant Butte Irrigation District Valerie Beversdorf(Vice Chair)"` 3 American Institute of Landscape Architects Cathy Burr Mathews 4 NM Water Resources Research Institute Karl Wood 5 American Institute of Architects Richard Haas 6 Sunland Park Planning&Zoning Commission Commissioner Maria Torres 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Inter-government 1 Downtown Las Cruces Partnership Steve Newby(Chair)" Cooperation Economic 2 Dona Ana County P&Z Commission Commissioner Bob Hearn (Vice)'* Development 3 New Mexico State University Michael Rickenbaker 4 White Sands Missile Range Renee Blotske 5 Gadsden School District Steve Suggs 6 Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce Bill Mattiace A 7 City of Las Cruces(P&Z Rep) Charles Scholz AA 8 T.C,_2_5 C3.i\ L '1J Lam'FZ 9 10 11 12 13 14 Subcommittee Chairperson Subcommittee Vice Chairperson A Steering Committee Chairperson AA Steering Committee Vice Chairperson Dated:August 12,2010