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Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 6 – 7:30 p.m.   –   Thursday, June 23, 2022, 6 – 7:30 p.m.   –   Saturday, June 25, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Final Public Meeting

Public Input Round 1: Prioritizing Goals

What we heard from you on goals

We analyzed each project to understand how well they supported each goal, and the public input determined how much each goal was weighted. A preliminary list of 40 top-ranking projects for implementation is in the survey above.

T1: Increase the accessibility, reach, and frequency of regional transportation services.

T2: Increase safety, quantity, and accessibility of bike and pedestrian infrastructure.

T3: Develop a connected transportation network within the district.

H1: Offer accessible and affordable housing in low flood risk areas.

H2: Increase homeownership and improve maintenance of existing homes.

H3: Increase density in areas with public services.

P1: Provide an equitable distribution of safe and high-quality parks and public spaces.

P2: Increase safe access to and the connectivity between parks.

P3: Preserve and protect natural resources, ecosystems, and waterways.

C1: Invest in youth and adult education.

C2: Improve social engagement

C3: Cultivate a robust sense of place through cultural and artistic expression.

C4: Beautify neighborhoods and improve nuisance abatement.

E1: Foster a prosperous regional economy.(Focused on employers)

E2: Build community wealth at a local scale. (Focused on people’s wealth)

S1: Reduce impacts of flooding and other climate emergencies.

S2: Improve community safety.

S3: Improve public health and access to quality groceries.

S4: Improve water and sewer infrastructure.

Goals and metrics

We are using metrics to measure the impacts of potential projects, policies, and programs.

A good set of metrics leads to the following list of results:

Addressing Community Needs

Setting goals helps us define metrics that we can use to measure how well projects meet the needs of the community.

Equitable Outcomes

When goals and metrics accurately portray the needs of the community, they will help us select and prioritize projects that will do the most good in the places with the most need.

Collaborative & Transparent Relationships

Metrics that help select and prioritize projects build trust when they can be easily explained to the public and other partners [local and regional governments, non-profits, etc.] through the framework of community consensus around goals.

Accountable Process & Implementation

These metrics can also be used for monitoring progress, not just making initial decisions. By using metrics to set priorities, we are able to track the success of projects and ensure that future project proposals align with the needs of the community.

The ARCS goals are designed to help project partners decide which projects to build. For example, a street construction project can meet more than one goal and benefit the community in many ways.

You can revisit the Goals presentations below, if you need a refresher!

Past Public Meeting: January 2022

Click the links below to view presentations and group discussions; Available in both English or Spanish.

Want to learn more about the project?


Click here to learn about ARCS.

ARCS Project Team

Alberto Ponce

Project Manager

Harris County Department of Engineering

Christof Spieler

Prime Consultant


Michael Zientek

Sub Consultant

HillDay Public Relations, Inc.

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