The City of New Braunfels is seeking input from the public on projects they would like included in the city’s next Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)
,which guides the city’s priorities on which infrastructure projects to undertake in the coming years. Used as a planning tool and budget document, the CIP outlines the City’s plan to design and build new facilities and infrastructure that will support community services and quality of life.
The last CIP for New Braunfels was adopted in 2012, and City staff began work on the creation of a new CIP in the summer of 2021. As part of this process, the City is seeking input from the community on which capital improvement projects they want included in the CIP. These would include projects that are centered around infrastructure, like buildings, roads, and other physical assets. In order to get public input, the City has launched an online survey asking residents to provide their feedback on the types of projects they want the City to focus on.
“Although City staff is well-versed in the infrastructure needs of New Braunfels, we rely on residents to let us know where additional issues are,” said Assistant City Manager Jordan Matney. “The input we get from the public on the Capital Improvement Plan helps us form the roadmap that will be used for planning new infrastructure and facility projects, or making improvements to existing infrastructure, in the years ahead. The online public survey is a quick and efficient way for residents to provide that needed feedback, and we would encourage as many residents as possible to take the survey.”
The CIP survey focuses entirely on infrastructure and facilities, but does not include questions about City services (like fire, police, code enforcement, solid waste collection, etc.). Public input on those types of services will be the focus of the Comprehensive Citizen Survey which will be issued in early 2022. That future survey will seek citizen input on the overall quality of all city services.
The Capital Improvement Plan Survey is voluntary and anonymous. Log on to www.nbtexas.org/survey in order to learn more and take the survey, which will remain open for input through November 15, 2021.