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Hanford land use meetings and survey

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KENNEWICK, Wash.—Monday is your first opportunity to voice an opinion on how Hanford Land will be used after cleanup.  But if you can't make it to one of the four meetings, you still have another chance.

Surveys will be handed out at the meetings and posted online.  It takes only about ten minutes.  The questions range from economic development, to recreation, to preservation.  The goal is to come up with a plan for the soon-to-be available 60,000 acres, once the cleanup is complete come 2015.

A few ideas are bike trails, an energy park and public tours.  Something to keep in mind is with the reduction of Hanford jobs, about 5,000 throughout the next decade, new work opportunities need to be created. 

The Tri-City Development Council hopes to have a good idea of what the community wants for the Hanford land use.  To express your opinion head to one of the meetings:

Monday, September 20th 6:00-8:00pm at the Richland Public Library
Tuesday, September 21st 6:00-8:00pm at Franklin PUD
Wednesday, September 22n d 7:30-9:30am at the Tri-Cities Business & Visitor Center
Wednesday, September 22nd 6:00-8:00pm at Benton PUD

Or go online to complete the survey: