Westside Briefs:
Citizen feedback sought on draft TIP

       Through Sept. 9, public comments are being taken by the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments (PPACG) on the draft 2013-18 Transportation Improve-ment Program (TIP).
       To see the document, go to ppacg.org and select “Transportation >> FY 2013-2018 TIP” from the left-hand menu. PPACG can be reached at 471-7080 x139.
       As a federally recognized metropolitan planning organization (MPO), PPACG is required to have a regional transportation improvement program.
       The draft TIP identifies prioritized projects from the 2035 Regional Transporta-tion Plan Update (adopted in January 2012). The draft TIP is fiscally constrained, meaning total annual project costs do not exceed anticipated revenues.
       Mesa Springs picnic
       The Mesa Springs Community Association will hold its annual Community Picnic Saturday, Aug. 18 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Sondermann Park Beidleman Center, 740 W. Caramillo St.
       The free event is open to Mesa Springs residents, living between Fillmore and Uintah streets, west of I-25 to Mesa Road.
       Barbecued food and lemonade will be provided. Potluck is also welcome. Attendees are also asked to bring their own place settings and chairs.
       The association is the city-recognized advocacy group for Mesa Springs.
       The association e-mail is mesasprings@gmail.com. The phone number is 442-0028.
       Cedar Heights safety event
       The Cedar Heights Community will have its third annual Safety and Security Information Festival and Emergency First Responders Appreciation Day Saturday, Aug. 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
       The event will include safety/security information for residents in the gated community, as well as certificates and a balloon release to honor first responders.

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