Written by admin on 6th January 2021 News, Press Releases


Public Participation Plan

Opportunity for Public Review and Comment

45–Day Public Notice

January 6, 2021 to February 24, 2021


The Central Midlands Council of Governments (CMCOG) and Columbia Area Transportation Study Metropolitan Planning Organization (COATS MPO) currently have a proposed CMCOG – COATS MPO Public Participation Plan (PPP).  This proposed plan is available for public review and comment.  The Public Participation Plan provides direction for public participation activities to be conducted by CMCOG & the COATS MPO and contains the policies, procedures, tools, and techniques used by CMCOG –COATS MPO for public participation.


The CMCOG – COATS MPO gives notice of intent to adopt its updated Public Participation Plan. Those interested can view or receive a copy of the proposed plan at 236 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29210 or on our website at  Written comments can be submitted to the CMCOG – COATS MPO at the address above or emailed to [email protected].  Written comments will be accepted until February 24, 2021.


Individuals interested in the conduct of a public hearing to discuss the contents of the PPP, must submit a written request to the attention of Reginald Simmons at the CMCOG.  Written requests for a public hearing must be received by CMCOG on or before the comment closing date at the address shown above.


All written comments received shall, as applicable, be made a part of the CMCOG and/or COATS MPO records of public in-put.  Please be advised that if no comments are received and/or if no additional changes have been made, then as amended, this document will be published as the final document.


CMCOG – COATS MPO Draft Public Participation Plan