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Vision Sonora Open Meeting Tomorrow

Once again, the public can have a say on downtown Sonora development. The Vision Sonora group is holding a special meeting open to the public beginning at 2 PM tomorrow.

Sonora City Councilman Bill Canning was Wednesday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.

Vision Sonora is designed as a road map to improve the mobility and appearance of the downtown district. This includes public parking, trails around town, outdoor restaurant seating, additional trees and improvements to the overall appearance of Stockton and Washington Streets.

The plan is being used to help secure grant funding to construct the projects.

The Vision Sonora effort is being overseen by the City of Sonora and Tuolumne County Transportation Council. Funding for the project came from a $225K state grant.

According to Canning, there was a lot of public involvement in the planning process and now the City wants them to get involved in the implementation process of the plan.

During tomorrow’s meeting, all the projects will be listed and the public will be asked to help prioritize the list. That way officials can start looking for funding. Two projects in the plan have already received funding.

The meeting is Thursday, October 2 in the council chambers at Sonora City Hall located at 94 north Washington Street and begins at 2 p.m.

The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard every weekday morning at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45 AM on AM 1450 KVML.