The COMPASS Board of Directors prefers that COMPASS maintain a broad policy of public involvement, so that staff may tailor the public involvement process/approach for each planning project. These public involvement plans are subject to review by public officials from affected areas, their representatives, representatives from affected constituent groups, and the general public. Each public involvement plan/procedures will comply with or exceed all federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations regarding public involvement.
Public Involvement Policy
The planning process of the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) shall include an active public involvement process that provides comprehensive information, timely public notice, full public access to key decisions, and supports early and continuing involvement of the public in developing plans.
Title VI Plan
COMPASS is committed to compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related regulations and directives. COMPASS assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any COMPASS service, program, or activity. COMPASS also assures that every effort will be made to prevent discrimination through the impacts of its programs, policies, and activities on minority and low-income populations. In addition, COMPASS will take reasonable steps to provide meaningful access to services for persons with Limited English Proficiency.
Limited English Proficiency Plan
This Limited English Proficiency Plan has been prepared to address the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho’s (COMPASS’s) responsibilities as a recipient of federal financial assistance as related to the needs of individuals with limited English language skills (Limited English Proficiency [LEP]). The plan has been prepared in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000d, et seq., and its implementing regulations, which state that no person shall on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.
Environmental Justice Consideration Areas: Minority, Low Income
Presidential Executive Order 12898 (February 1994) amplifies Title VI by requiring every agency utilizing federal funds to review the positive and negative effects of federally funded projects on the surrounding populations COMPASS identified several Environmental Justice Consideration Areas by using 2010 Census and American Community Survey data to locate block groups with high minority population and tracts with low-income population. For projects falling within these identified areas, COMPASS will provide enhanced outreach to minority and low-income populations as well as special consideration of project effects.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
COMPASS will conduct its personnel practices in compliance with applicable federal and state law regarding religion, race, color, gender, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, or veteran status. The personnel practices include hiring, wages, benefits, promotions, termination of employment, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.
Those needing assistance with COMPASS events or materials, or needing materials in alternate formats,
please call 475-2229 with 48 hours advance notice.
Si necesita asestencia con una junta de COMPASS, or necesita un documento en otro formato,
por favor llame al 475-2229 con 48 horas de anticipación.