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City to Host Community Meetings in Barrio Neighborhood

The City of Amarillo will begin hosting community meetings in the Barrio neighborhood, next week.

The meetings, which were announced today, are the kick-off of a joint effort by the City of Amarillo and Potter County to develop a neighborhood plan for the Barrio neighborhood. The neighborhood plan will be aimed at containing goals that define and shape the unique characteristics of the neighborhood.

The community plan is part of the City's initiatives laid out by the Blueprint for Amarillo. According to, the City's goal is to help assist disadvantaged and distressed areas of the city "by working with a neighborhood’s citizens to shape healthy, sustainable communities."

The first Barrio community meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 8th. The meeting will be held at the Amarillo Alamo Community Center (1502 S. Cleveland St.) City staff will deliver a presentation and will collect feedback from concerned citizens. This meeting will cover neighborhood topics, such as housing, infrastructure, public safety and transportation.

The City of Amarillo also says that recurring community meetings will be held in the neighborhood as City staff develops the plan.

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