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Committee Working on 20 year Plan to Shape Kennewick's Future

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-  Have you ever wondered what the City of Kennewick would be like 20 years from now?

The Blue Ribbon Committee, made up of local residents is building that 20 year plan with about $750 million to help shape the city's future.

The committee has spent the last nine months plotting, planning and prioritizing a future framework that they say would set the standard for "an exceptional quality of life" for Kennewick residents. 

Blue Ribbon Committee member James Hempstead said, "It's going down to the river, other people it's enjoying certain concerts or venues. Other people want a beautiful city. They want nice roads. So, there's several different things that it could be and our job is to try to stiff through that and see what rises to the top."

However, the plan is only a recommendation aimed at identifying capital projects that residents would want to focus on.

The committee is expected to present its 20 year vision in December.

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